Orange Business Services, a provider of integrated and customer centered technology solutions, has landed a partnership with health provider Ideal Life. As part of the pact, Orange will have to give Ideal Life Machine to Machine (M2M) wireless connectivity in Europe and Latin America. Such connections are important in ensuring complete remote care to homes hence eliminating non-critical re-admissions of patients.
Announcing the partnership during the 2012 mHealth Summit, Ideal Life expressed its reliance on Orange to scale its remote monitoring for wellness and chronic conditions to an international level.
Consequently, Ideal Life will now issue new medical hubs loaded with Orange SIM cards to homeowners. These home-residing units will collect data from a couple of health-related gadgets and transmit it in real-time over Orange networks to physicians for analysis. This data will be accessible from a range of devices like tablets, smartphones and personal computers with an added application for standardized EMR data format output, a move aimed at making the system legislation compliant.
Orange has a record in continued precision delivery of M2M solutions tailored to suit the medical care field nests on the company’s healthcare-solution development unit named Orange Healthcare. Its executive VP, Thierry Zylberberg, believes that this partnership is the best thing to ever happen in health care provisioning.
Thierry says, “Combining our expertise in e-health with our global M2M solutions, Orange is well placed to deliver advanced m-Health services to our customers like Ideal Life, and in turn to their patients, health professionals, caregivers and insurance carriers, with the goal, in part, to offer patients and their families peace of mind.”
With the highly reputable Orange covering Ideal Life’s back, more medical service subscribers can now access more efficient real-time medical monitoring. The increased effective radius and patient load will reduce the number of inpatient cases by providing detailed home-based medical care at affordable costs.
On the other hand, the hospital will incur less cost in its move to electronic medical record (EMR) while offering superb regulatory compliance at lower costs. This is the dawn of a new era where the clean antiseptic smell of the hospitals will be secluded to those who directly need it.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey