At the HIC Conference Brisbane 1-5 August 2011, Tunstall Healthcare launched the new [email protected] telehealth solution.
[email protected] is the latest in telehealth solutions, allowing remote patients to easily monitor their vital signs and manage a long term health condition in the comfort of their own home or a clinic setting, all supported by a health professional.
Used in conjunction with the icp triagemanager software, the Tunstall telehealth solution provides access for health professionals to view their patients’ data in real-time, including face to face consultations via the integrated video conferencing system.
Readings outside a patients’ normal range are followed up and where required, intervention initiated to stabilise their condition.
Ideal for people living with a chronic health condition such as diabetes, heart disease or lung disease, [email protected] allows patients to take their vital signs on a regular basis.
This makes [email protected] especially suited to people living in remote and rural locations where access to GPs, specialists and nursing support can be limited.
Integrated video conferencing capability, allows rural and remote patients to have face to face contact with their care providers, GP or specialists without the need for long distance travel.
With its ability to enhance the continuum of care, the [email protected] aims to deliver improved clinical, health and economic benefits.
According the Lyn Davies, General Manager of Tunstall Healthcare Australia, [email protected] provides the much needed link to assist people to better manage their wellness rather than illness.
“By involving patients in their own care, [email protected] increases patient’s knowledge and understanding of their condition”, Ms Davies said.
“The system teaches them how to better manage symptoms of their condition, consequently reducing unplanned hospital visits and providing the opportunity to discuss concerns face to face with their care team.”
[email protected] can be used by up to three family members in the one home, aged care facilities or independent living environment, adding to its suitability for rural and remote areas.
To find out more about [email protected] visit www.tunstallhealthcare.com.au or call 1800 611 528.