We share a passion for helping patients remain safe, healthy, and independent at home through innovative technology and high-touch connected monitoring services.
Long Island City, NY (PRWEB)
November 30, 2017
Tunstall Healthcare, a world leader in connected healthcare, and TELUS Health, an organization committed to driving healthcare efficiencies and enhanced patient experiences through the use of advanced technology, have today announced to work together to provide Canadians with better access to healthcare through the Tunstall world-leading ICP Integrated Care Platform™. By leveraging remote monitoring and videoconferencing telehealth software solutions, together the companies will improve the lives of patients living with chronic disease and help prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.
Today, patients managing chronic conditions do so for about 5,800 waking hours each year while typically spending fewer than 10 hours with a healthcare professional. Through the use of this technology, clinicians can support these patients even if in remote areas of the country, while empowering them to stay active in the effective management of their own health and chronic conditions. By enabling them to track and upload their own vital signs from the comfort of their own home, the TELUS Home Health Monitoring solution powered by ICP, will allow virtual care teams to maintain a close watch on biometrics in real-time and intervene before a health issue arises, regardless of where they are located.
“We are proud that TELUS Health has chosen the Tunstall Integrated Care Platform to be the core of its managed service model for remote patient monitoring,” said Oscar Meyer, President and CEO, Tunstall Americas. “We share a passion for helping patients remain safe, healthy, and independent at home through innovative technology and high-touch connected monitoring services.”
A report from the Public Health Agency of Canada also states that 16 percent of the Canadian population report having been diagnosed with at least 2 of the 10 common chronic diseases. Furthermore, it is estimated that Canadians over 60 years of age generally have three or more chronic diseases.
Gordon Sutherland, Chief Executive Officer of Tunstall Healthcare Group, added: “With the growing numbers of…