RTX Healthcare (Noerresundby, Denmark) reported receiving FDA 510(k) clearance for its RTX3370 Telehealth Monitor, a wireless device designed specifically to improve the provision of healthcare to elderly patients outside hospitals suffering from chronic diseases.
The Telehealth Monitor collects vital signs from peripheral devices and subjective patient information from patient questionnaires and transmits the data directly to the disease management company’s own clinical information system.
The list of peripheral devices certified to be used with the Telehealth Monitor includes scales, blood pressure monitors, blood glucose meters, peak flow meters and SpO2 meters from major medical device manufacturers.
CEO Bjarne Flou said, “Our Telehealth Monitor is extremely simple and intuitive to use for elderly patients. Furthermore, our business model is quite unique in the market, as we sell the monitor for a [one-time] fee and not like most others as an integrated product with their own proprietary clinical information back-end solution.”
He added, “The U.S. [is] the No. 1 healthcare spender in the world. An open standard approach to telehealth will ensure seamless interoperability with third-party solutions and will help reduce these costs while at the same time ensuring cheaper, faster and more reliable healthcare solutions for patients worldwide.”
Flou noted that his company has joined the Continua Health Alliance, “which is fostering independence through establishing a system of interoperable personal telehealth solutions that empower organizations to better manage health and wellness.”