Humetrix Demos Consumer-Controlled, Highly Secure Mobile Health Technology at Digital Health Technology Expo
CEO Bettina Experton to Participate on Panel: How Consumer Tech is Advancing Healthcare
Silver Spring, Md., September 26, 2016 - Humetrix, a provider of m-health and analytics platforms, will showcase three of its award-winning mobile platforms: iBlueButton, SOS QR and TENSIO, at today’s Digital Health Technology Expo at FDA headquarters. iBlueButton allows millions of healthcare consumers and their caregivers to receive, annotate, store and share their records, while keeping the data secure and under the patient’s direct control on their own device. Because of Humetrix’s unique approach, the company’s platforms have been chosen by U.S. and European public and private healthcare organizations for care coordination, chronic care management and personal safety.
Dr. Bettina Experton, CEO of Humetrix will participate on today’s panel, How Consumer Tech is Advancing Healthcare, which will examine how health and fitness technology has progressed beyond simple fitness tracking devices. Panelists will discuss the impact of consumer technology and how individual biometric data combined with individual health history information and personalized analytics can change healthcare delivery and cost. Panelists include: Suzannah Fox, CTO U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Woody Scal, Chief Business Officer, Fitbit; moderator, Drew Schiller, CTO, Validic.
“Consumer facing mobile technology has put an enormous amount of power in the consumer’s hands – and the healthcare industry must transform itself to understand and capitalize on this new consumer driven dynamic,” said Dr. Bettina Experton, CEO of Humetrix. “The ability for the patient to manage his or her own health information and be guided in their healthcare journey on their personal device is redefining healthcare in a totally transformative way. Mobility helps solve multiple health IT challenges from EHR interoperability to data privacy and security, by putting the patient in a position to assemble, in a secure way and under their direct control, their personal health information on their own highly secure mobile devices.”
National Health Service England Test Beds Program
Humetrix will also demo mHealth apps SOS QR and TENSIO, which have been recognized as innovative patient care solutions, as part of the National Health Service (NHS) England Innovation Test Beds program. The program is designed to deploy patient facing innovative technologies on a large regional scale with the goal of modernizing how the NHS delivers care. Five Test Bed sites were selected from 33 NHS regional applicants, including the Sheffield City Region where Humetrix is taking part as one of a few selected innovations among 220+ applicants.
TENSIO is designed for anyone who wants to manage his or her high blood pressure. By integrating data from self-monitoring devices with the patient’s own medical record data and an onboard data analytics system for personal coaching, TENSIO uses a patient’s smartphone and Apple Watch to send alerts and notifications so they better manage their home BP measurements, prescribed medication, dietary and exercise regimen. The platform also allows them to review their progress toward their blood pressure control and lifestyle related goals with their doctors.
SOS QR is an award-winning smartphone and Apple Watch application for emergency preparedness, designed to keep individuals safe wherever they are. A globalized mobile application, SOS QR runs on both Android and iOS phones and the Apple Watch. It is available in multiple languages: English, French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Portuguese. In addition to making key medical information – conditions, allergies and medications – available to any emergency responder in the local language, the application also features an “SOS Button” that users can easily press to alert their emergency contacts with their GPS location in an emergency situation.
Humetrix has pioneered the development of innovative consumer-centered mobile solutions over the past 15 years, which are deployed around the world. Visit www.humetrix.com.
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