Take the Diabetes Health Pump Survey
See What's Inside
Read this FREE issue now
For healthcare professionals only
  • 12 Tips for Traveling With Diabetes
See the entire table of contents here!

You can view the current or previous issues of Diabetes Health online, in their entirety, anytime you want.
Click Here To View

See if you qualify for our free healthcare professional magazines. Click here to start your application for Pre-Diabetes Health, Diabetes Health Pharmacist and Diabetes Health Professional.

Learn More About the Professional Subscription

Free Diabetes Health e-Newsletter
Latest
Popular
Top Rated
Diabetes Health Reference Charts
Type 1 Issues Archives
Print | Email | Share | Comments (1)

Eurotech's Everyware


Oct 22, 2009

Eurotech, an 84-year-old technology company, recently introduced its EverywareTM Medical Gateway, a remote monitoring device that it hopes will bolster the already notable effectiveness that home care diabetes monitoring has had in reducing hospital admissions. Along with several partners, including IBM and Roche, Eurotech demonstrated the device at the October Continua Health Alliance Fall Summit and Plugfest held in Boston.

The wireless device allows doctors to monitor diabetes patients remotely and make near real-time adjustments in their medications. Because the Everyware is unobtrusive and doesn't require much patient involvement, the company hopes that it will give patients with diabetes greater control over their time and routines. Eurotech also believes that the device will reinforce the effectiveness of home care programs in reducing hospital admissions. (Continua Health Alliance studies say that the incidence of hospital admissions among people with diabetes drops by 19 percent when the patients are involved in comprehensive home care programs.)

The company's collaboration with its partners is designed to bring about open standards for what is being called "telemedicine"-the transmission of real-time medical data over sometimes great distances. The hope is that all monitoring devices will work from the same protocols, avoiding costly duplication from competing technologies and the possible threats to patient safety if healthcare workers cannot access vital monitoring data.

* * *

Source:

Eurotech Unveils New Diabetes Care Management Solution


Categories: Diabetes, Diabetes, Doctors & Nurses, Monitoring, Software, Type 1 Issues, Type 2 Issues



You May Also Be Interested In...


Comments

Posted by Anonymous on 28 October 2009

Too Big Brother for this gal. Perhaps useful for those totally incapable of self care? But I don't see it for widespread use.


Add your comments about this article below. You can add comments as a registered user or anonymously. If you choose to post anonymously your comments will be sent to our moderator for approval before they appear on this page. If you choose to post as a registered user your comments will appear instantly.

When voicing your views via the comment feature, please respect the Diabetes Health community by refraining from comments that could be considered offensive to other people. Diabetes Health reserves the right to remove comments when necessary to maintain the cordial voice of the diabetes community.

For your privacy and protection, we ask that you do not include personal details such as address or telephone number in any comments posted.

Don't have your Diabetes Health Username? Register now and add your comments to all our content.

Have Your Say...


Username: Password:
Comment:
©1991-2014 Diabetes Health | Home | Privacy | Press | Advertising | Help | Contact Us | Donate | Sitemap

Diabetes Health Medical Disclaimer

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.