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January 22, 2014

Honeywell HomMed Patient Monitoring Includes One-Touch Video, Enhanced Data

Remote patient care just got a new friendly face with Honeywell HomMed's recently unveiled patient monitoring system, Genesis Touch v 2.1. The device features a one-touch video function that connects patients with up to 12 parties with an extremely simple interface, all on a tablet with a touchscreen, Wi-Fi capabilities and several options for advanced data plans.

The video service connects patients for a quick face-to-face interaction with their doctors, nurses, surgeons and more. Simply pressing the video button on the tablet's screen initiates the program from wherever the patient is, whether they are at home and too busy to come in for a visit or if they are bedridden in the hospital and need to ask their nurse a question. The tablet can also be used to communicate with friends and family outside the hospital if the patient wishes.

John Bojanowski, president of Honewell HomMed, hails the project as the next step in patient-doctor communications, saying “Face-to-face communication provides the depth and feel of a traditional doctor's office visit, all from the comfort of the patient's own home – and literally with the touch of one button.” He also praised the availability of conference calling on the tablet, which makes group interaction with the patient and multiple professionals possible.

The device is marketed towards use by patients at home who would otherwise have difficulty getting to the doctor's office, but can be used almost anywhere thanks to highly versatile mobile technology. Genesis Touch operates on a 3G cellular network, and also has integrated Wi-Fi capabilities for smooth video communication. Patients who want even greater protability can upgrade to a 4G cellular communication network as well. Mobile medical technology is increasingly popular among several developers, but the key for why Genesis works is due to it's simplicity and ease of use.

The Genesis Touch health monitoring system is supported by the LifeStream Management Suite, which is hospital technology that connects a patient's devices, medical records, and other health information into a seamless cloud-based platform. Health Information Exchanges like these provide secure and accurate information for doctors in a video conference with their patients, and allows for the best treatment possible.

Edited by Alisen Downey

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