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New Mobile Health Solution

Confidant Systems' new wireless diabetes management system enables blood sugar level readings to be conveniently transmitted over the cell phone network and then have them stored and managed by healthcare providers through the company's web-enabled diabetes management software. Such systems today are called Mobile Health or mHealth solutions. The system can readily collect and then transmit blood sugar readings from most any of the glucose meters available in the US market today.

Confidant's new 3.0 System consists of the Confidant 3.0 Connector device, Confidant 3.0 software application and the Confidant 3.0 PC interface module as noted in the diagram below. The hardware enables the transmission of blood sugar readings from glucometers via any GSM cellular network. The software application stores and manages patients' data. The PC-interface module enables patients' data to be graphically viewed on computers or PDAs connected through the Internet. Upon receipt of newly submitted patient data, Confidant Systems' server software generates and sends feedback messages directly to the patient, via cell-phone or personal computer. The feedback messages are selected by the system based on the patient's currently submitted and historical data.

Through this wireless diabetes management solution, healthcare professionals have the ability to remotely review and better manage patient's blood sugar levels as well as set thresholds to flag readings, according to specific blood sugar levels. In addition, the system has the ability to contact patients via text or email. The solution also enables patients to login and create personal accounts via the Internet as well as to allow them to select which Personal Health Record (PHR) or Electronic Health Record (EMR) system they would like to store their data within or outside of the Confidant system.

Some of the advantages of using this diabetes management tool, over current practices of collecting patients' blood sugar data, include:

  • Easily connecting to users' medical monitors and automatically sending their health data to an EHR.
  • Providing greater accuracy and timeliness in recording patients' readings and finally eliminating the need for log books or other forms of manual entry.
  • Offering care providers the ability to respond to changes in patient conditions in a timelier manner, minimizing advancement of disease states and reducing related costs.
  • Connecting a greater number of healthcare resources with a broader population of patients.
  • Reducing the need for in-office doctor visits and unnecessary travel to healthcare facilities.
  • Providing the ability to supply health readings from patients' homes, while they are in the office, on the road or wherever they are.
  • Reducing costs and time lost from work associated with in-office doctor visits.
  • Giving peace of mind to family members and others who may have concerns over the condition of the patient, using remote connectivity.
  • Patients now have the ability to supply personal health data conveniently and seamlessly to a central repository system where data can be reviewed and analyzed by clinicians as well as shared with family and other care providers.

For more a more detailed description, please see the section Detailed Product Description