According to an article in Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, diabetes has better clinical and financial outcomes when patient vital sign information is monitored on a regular basis.

The collaboration between MobileHelp Healthcare and Polymap Wireless will allow healthcare providers to monitor patient glucose levels – in addition to other vital signs such as blood pressure and weight – through the MobileVitals remote patient monitoring (RPM) platform.

MobileHelp Healthcare senior vice president Chris Otto said: “With more than $327 billion in annual costs last year, diabetes represents one of the most expensive chronic conditions in the U.S.”

“We know we can positively impact those costs through telehealth platforms, which connect patients and providers and can take the place of more expensive in-person care. We are excited to work with Polymap Wireless to add comprehensive diabetes management to our RPM platform.”

The Polytel Wireless Glucose Meter Accessory 3 (GMA3) is a Bluetooth Smart (BLE) adapter, configured to transfer medical data wirelessly from an in-home glucose monitor of the patient’s choice to the MobileHelp Touch tablet base station, the communication hub of the MobileVitals system. The data is then seamlessly transferred to professional caregivers for review and feedback to the patient.

Polymap Wireless president and founder Pierre Landau said: “Millions of patients have glucose meters they like to use, but they don’t have the built-in connectivity they need to communicate with a smart monitoring device.

“Our GMA3 adapter makes it easy and secure to incorporate those legacy glucose meters into a diabetes monitoring system, such as the MobileVitals RPM solution.”

The GMA3 adapts to the following in-home glucose monitors:

GMA3-LS for LifeLifeScan OneTouch Ultra Ultra 2, and UltraMini, UltraEasy, Select

GMA3-BY for Bayer Contour, Contour TS, Contour Next EZ, Contour XT and Breeze2

GMA3-AB for Abbott FreeStyle Lite and FreeStyle Freedom Lite

GMA3-NI for Nipro / Trividia TRUEresultTM, TRUEmetrixTM, TRUEtrackTM and TRUEbalanceTM

GMA3-US for Accu-Chek Aviva Connect

The Polytel Wireless GMA3 adapters will be available as part of the MobileVitals RPM platform is available now.

Source: Company Press Release