American TeleCare, Inc. (ATI) developer of video-based telehealth solutions will show its Ethernet-to-3G router at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, April 26-28. Called “LifeView™ Telehealth Patient Station” the system enables ATI monitors to connect to cell phone towers so that people without landlines can take advantage of home telehealth services.
ATI telehealth solutions keeps patients connected to clinical expertise and improves outcomes.
According to Jan Wuorenma, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A., vice president, partner development, patient information in telehealth systems is transmitted to system servers using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology over plain old telephone lines (POTS) or wired broadband connections, including Digital Subscriber Lines (DSLs). Health care organizations need a WWAN option. “We have a large customer that every week has to turn away 30 patients who don’t have a landline phone or broadband access at home and cellular technology makes telehealth connected care possible for these people,” Wuorenma said.
The ATI inLife™ system gathers and sends information from health status questions answered by patients as well as objective clinical data from integrated medical peripherals (including blood pressure monitors and blood glucose meters). Narrated instructions with answer verification complement multi-media instructions to guide people through their telehealth tasks. In addition to remote patient monitoring via supported communications technologies (now including cellular), ATI’s LifeView™ system offers electronic stethoscope options and interactive video. With LifeView, providers can conduct televisits to further assess patients at home and intervene with timely medical care.