Telehealth solution enables remote patient vital signs monitoring to provide timely access to accurate data for chronic disease management
Welch Allyn, Inc., a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, offers a flexible, affordable, and scalable software-based remote patient vital signs monitoring solution that is 510(k) cleared for marketing in the U.S. The Welch Allyn Mobile Vital Signs Monitoring (mVSM™) telehealth solution incorporates wireless patient monitoring devices and a mobile gateway device (e.g., tablet or smartphone) that transmits vital signs data, answers to patient care plan questions, and patient messages to a HIPAA-compliant cloud-based web portal for patient data management by healthcare professionals and other authorized stakeholders.
According to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic diseases and conditions—such as hypertension, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and obesity—are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems. Remote patient monitoring provides a solution for managing the increasing rise and cost of chronic disease. According to a literature review published in Telemedicine and eHealth Journal, the preponderance of evidence from telehealth studies for congestive heart failure, COPD and stroke point to significant trends in reducing hospitalization and emergency department visits, preventing and/or limiting illness severity and episodes resulting in improved outcomes.
Welch Allyn’s first foray into remote patient vital signs monitoring enables timely access to accurate data for more efficient and effective chronic disease management. Telehealth can help clinicians prioritize patient care, allowing for early intervention and facilitating communication with patients outside traditional healthcare settings.
“Welch Allyn mVSM is in keeping with our vision to help transform care wherever patients and healthcare professionals connect,” said Stephen Meyer, Welch Allyn President and CEO. “As healthcare delivery becomes decentralized and extends beyond the traditional acute and ambulatory care locations where our offerings are used today, we intend to provide solutions that enable providers to deliver high quality care, regardless of location.”