Nonin Medical® and IDEAL Life® Announce Telehealth Partnership for COPD Remote Patient Monitoring New System to be demonstrated at American Telemedicine Association 2015 show

MINNEAPOLIS, April 30, 2015 /CNW/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced it has partnered with IDEAL Life, a Toronto-based leader in remote health management solutions. IDEAL Life will integrate the Nonin Model 3230 Bluetooth® Smart wireless finger pulse oximeter into its latest telehealth platform. The IDEAL Life system remotely monitors the oxygen saturation and other vital signs of chronic illness patients at home, then transmits the data to the hospital or clinic.

"More than ever, the healthcare industry is striving for measurable improvements in societal health and wellness," said Jason Goldberg, IDEAL Life president. "We focus on keeping healthcare professionals connected to their patients by delivering solutions that leverage high quality products and services. The latest is the Model 3230 Bluetooth® Smart Pulse Oximeter from Nonin Medical, a high quality partner in medical sensing, with high quality products."

"Nonin Medical is thrilled to partner with IDEAL Life to help reduce health costs, improve the quality of people's lives and prevent rehospitalizations," said Mark VanderWerf, Vice President of OEM and mHealth for Nonin Medical. "IDEAL Life recognizes that not all pulse oximeters perform alike. Accuracy does matter when remotely monitoring patients with chronic illnesses who need to frequently, easily and reliably measure their blood oxygen saturation levels from home.  Unlike health and wellness oximeters, the 3230 is a cleared medical device that provides the accuracy and performance standards required for clinical use," VanderWerf said.

Model 3230 advantages include:

  • Bluetooth® Smart (low energy) wireless technology, which provides long battery life and simplified pairing with quality systems like IDEAL Life
  • Nonin's clinically proven PureSAT® pulse oximetry technology, which utilizes intelligent pulse-by-pulse filtering to provide precise oximetry measurements—even in the presence of motion, low perfusion or other challenging conditions
  • Nonin's CorrectCheck™ technology, which provides digital feedback when the patient's finger is placed incorrectly in the device
  • Nonin's SmartPoint™ capture algorithm that automatically determines when a high quality measurement is ready to be wirelessly transmitted to help improve accuracy

The Nonin Model 3230 Bluetooth® Smart Pulse Oximeter won the Bluetooth Breakthrough Award in 2014. More information about the device can be found at http://www.nonin.com/presskits. The 3230 will be demonstrated May 2-5, 2015 at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) 2015 show at the Nonin Medical booth (#1608); the integrated system will be demonstrated at the IDEAL Life booth (#1309). For more information about ATA 2015, visit http://www.americantelemed.org/ata-2015.

About Nonin Medical, Inc.

Nonin Medical, Inc. invented the finger pulse oximeter and is a leader in designing and manufacturing noninvasive medical monitoring solutions that meet customers' technology needs today and tomorrow. Headquartered in Plymouth, Minn., USA, with an additional customer service center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Nonin Medical sells its pulse and regional oximeters, capnographs, sensors and software to health professionals and consumers in more than 125 countries. The company also has more than 200 OEM partners worldwide. For more information, visit www.nonin.com.

About IDEAL Life

IDEAL Life, an industry leader in remote health management solutions, has created an innovative platform that addresses many of today's most challenging and costly healthcare issues. Guided by a medical advisory panel of experts, the IDEAL Life program makes proactive prevention more realistic than ever as it is instrumental in gauging health issues before chronic conditions manifest themselves into acute events. For people managing chronic illnesses such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, asthma or obesity, IDEAL Life provides relevant, real-time, reliable and actionable data from a person either at home or while on the go. It delivers interactive, personalized communication to incorporate feedback to the knowledge base, allowing individuals to become more engaged and active participants in their own health.

The easy-to-use IDEAL Life system utilizes digital, wireless, secure two-communication, allowing for a more personalized and cost-effective wellness experience. The FDA-cleared and HIPAA-compliant system has, for example, been proven to reduce congestive heart failure hospital admissions by 57 percent, demonstrating they can significantly reduce healthcare costs. For more information, visit www.ideallife.com.

 

 

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SOURCE Nonin Medical, Inc.

For further information: Melanie Stanek, Director, Corporate Relations, Nonin Medical, Inc., +1 763-577-5514, Melanie.stanek@nonin.com, http://www.nonin.com

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