Posted by: RedaChouffani
mhealth, mobile health, telehealth
With more vendors directing their R&D teams to mHealth product development in response to the market trends, it is becoming more exciting to see the capabilities that several of these products are offering to physicians across the world. One recent application that attracted my attention was some of the products developed by a company in Texas that has received approval from the DFA for remote patient monitoring (RPM).
AirStrip Technologies has clearly focused initially on developing mobile applications to provide access to their cardiology and critical care remote patient monitoring for iPads, iPhones, and iPod touch, but has recently released solutions for other platforms, such as Android based devices. In addition, this vendor has provided obstetricians with access through their Smartphones and mobile devices to monitor different stages of patients who are in labor. The product, AirStrip, provides an effective way to ensure clinicians have access to real time fetal heart tracings, contraction patters, vital statistics, and nursing notes.
As we continue to see more products hit the apple store, Microsoft market place and Android Market, many caregivers are realizing the potential and promise that mHealth holds.