A new device on the market can take a bit of worry out of caring for those with ‘medical conditions’. The Ideal Life remote monitoring system works with cell phones, phone lines or over the internet to send your medical information to your doctor’s office, local hospital or home health care providers office. Ideal Life can even monitor glucose levels, blood pressure and body weight. It’s said it can cut hospital administration costs of up to $30,000, but will the patient see the savings?
Jason Goldberg, the President of Ideal Life, Inc. was interviewed by the Examiner and answered some important questions about the new system.
Examiner: I know the devices can report things such as glucose levels (important for kids with juvenile diabetes), blood pressure and body weight (growing concern about children’ obesity)… is there other information that is monitored by these devices? For instance, can it be used to monitor medication levels for children on certain medications that require monthly level checks?
Jason: “One key area we wanted to focus on was full interactive communication. We not only wanted to communicate one way biometric or measurement reading data, but we wanted to open up a truly interactive window of communication or interactive experience to the health consumer. So not only are the measurements communicated from IDEAL LIFE devices, but we can also send down to the devices questions, notes of encouragement and motivation to better educate the health consumer around their chronic condition in the hopes of guiding them towards self management.
Especially for pediatric patients we send down simple graphics and characters to further engage them. Later in the year we are going to be launching an innovative pediatric obesity program with our innovative wireless pedometer and wireless scale for an exercise and weight management program. So when you take the biometric measurements, then the subjective responses and put them together you have a better understanding of what’s happening beyond the walls of the physician office (in between interaction “a” and “b” with the healthcare professional) and as a provider become more knowledgeable about what is going on with patients or health consumers in their natural environment.”
Read the rest of the interview of at the Examiner.