New AT4 wireless solution, based on InterSystems Ensemble, sends clinical information from a patient’s home to their medical care centre
iBox CEc, based on InterSystems Ensemble®, implements IHE profiles and HL7 messaging standards defined by Continua Health Alliance to facilitate interoperability
Madrid, 24th May, 2011.- The solution developed by AT4 wireless, iBox Continua Ensemble Connector (iBox CEc), uses a wireless platform to collect medical parameters such as a patient’s blood pressure or glucose levels in their own home and sends the information direct to the patient’s medical centre for monitoring. Controlling the collection and delivery of medical parameters improves continuous remote patient monitoring and results in better quality health care.
According to Roberto Molero, who is responsible for InterSystems Iberia Healthcare business, “Telemedicine is a compelling proposition for the healthcare authorities, because it has been identified as the way to increase quality in healthcare whilst reducing the cost of the health service delivery.” Molero adds that, “AT4 wireless has converted what was a future vision into a real product that will help spread Telemedicine in Spain. InterSystems is delighted that AT4 wireless chose Ensemble as the best platform to implement its innovative iBox CEc solution.”
iBox CEc uses the rapid integration and application development platform, InterSystems Ensemble, and the WAN interface, defined by the international industry standards organization Continua Health Alliance for the communication and integration of wireless medical devices.
iBox CEc is installed in tactile terminals located at the patient’s home. These terminals are connected to medical devices by Bluetooth and send the obtained measurements to the patient’s telemedicine platform, in a secure way, using web services via the patient’s home Internet connection.
Ensemble provides great flexibility to iBox CEc, facilitating its interoperability with other applications, such as an Electronic Medical Record system, by handling and processing the information received straight from the patient’s home.
Continua Health Alliance is a non-profit international organisation, of healthcare and technology companies, including the leading manufacturers of medical devices, dedicated to establish an ecosystem of interoperable personal connected health products, devices and services, based on open standards. For example, this permits a telemedicine system to receive data from different manufacturers’ terminals, which increases patient monitoring options while reducing costs by using non-proprietary protocols.
Ensemble incorporates support for the HL7 standard (versions 2.x and 3) making it ideal for integrating healthcare applications. Across industry verticals it can be used to leverage existing IT investments by establishing a common IT framework using an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) or service oriented architecture (SOA) model. Ensemble has frequently been ranked number one or two in its category each year since 2006 by the independent USA healthcare market analyst KLAS.
As an InterSystems Partner and Contributor of Continua Health Alliance, AT4 wireless has the right expertise and technology for the efficient development of the iBox Continua Ensemble Connector. This solution was created by AT4 wireless’s Engineering and Solutions Division, and the Systems Division of AT4 wireless has established the first Continua Health Alliance Laboratory in Asia.
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AT4 wireless is a leading test equipment manufacturer, specialized in wireless and cellular technologies. Its product line includes test equipment for Bluetooth®, RFID, NFC, Mobile WiMAX™, 2G (GSM, GPRS and EDGE) and 3G (UMTS, HSPA+ and LTE™) cellular communications.
AT4 wireless laboratories cover world class services for conformance, regulatory and interoperability testing as well as field trials and worldwide compliance and type approval consulting, offering a truly one-stop service for the certification of telecommunication devices.
AT4 wireless was founded in 1991, has more than 350 employees worldwide and is headquartered in Malaga, Spain, AT4 wireless has locations in the United States, Taiwan and Chile providing support to its customers in these geographic regions.
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InterSystems Corporation is the worldwide leader in software for connected healthcare. With headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offices in 23 countries, InterSystems provides advanced technologies for breakthrough applications.
InterSystems Ensemble® is a seamless platform for integration and the development of connectable applications. InterSystems CACHÉ® is a high performance object database that makes applications faster and more scalable. InterSystems HealthShare™ is a strategic platform for healthcare informatics, providing capabilities such as sharing of clinical information (including regional and national EHR solutions), comprehensive advanced analytics, building clinician and patient Web-based communities, and quickly filling informational and functional cross-system “gaps.” InterSystems DeepSee™ is software that makes it possible to embed real-time business intelligence capabilities in transactional applications. InterSystems TrakCare™ is a Web-based healthcare information system that rapidly delivers the benefits of an Electronic Patient Record. For more information, visit InterSystems.com.
InterSystems is the world’s #1 vendor of database and integration technologies for healthcare applications. InterSystems products are used by thousands of hospitals and labs worldwide, including all 14 hospitals on the Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit InterSystems.com.
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