Our clients have been requesting a personal healthcare communications system for their patients
Reston, VA and St. Paul, MN (Vocus) November 9, 2010
AFrame Digital, Inc. and CMA announced today an alliance to integrate and market AFrame Digital’s MobileCare Monitor™ service through CMA to its healthcare clients seeking an enhanced personal healthcare monitoring tool.
CMA is an expert service provider of healthcare communication solutions working with healthcare facilities such as long-term care, clinical, and hospital settings.
“Our clients have been requesting a personal healthcare communications system for their patients,” says Mary Blackford, CMA director of sales and marketing. “We feel we have finally found the right technology through AFrame Digital. The company understands the real needs of the patient and the care provider.”
The AFrame Digital has developed a Personal Health Monitor™ – a non-intrusive wrist monitor similar to a sports watch – that represents the next generation in senior health care technology. The Personal Health Monitor and AFrame’s open wireless network records a user’s activity, impacts, and critical health data including weight, blood pressure, pulse and oxygenation levels. Changes in any one of these bodily functions can signal the need for immediate care. Additionally, concerned family members can be sent alerts and updates over mobile networks.
CMA realizes that each facility has its own set of distinct communication needs directly related to factors such as size, facility and floor layout, centralized or decentralized nursing stations, patient-focused care and other nursing styles. AFrame’s MobileCare Monitor service provides trending information and alerts to allow health care providers to properly treat seniors based on long-term data rather than one-time readings. “The ability to alert on changes in a user’s health eliminates the need to sift through data and reports. This enhanced communications tool allows medical personnel to determine the root causes of those changes faster,” says Blackford.
CMA is serving a growing clientele of seniors who want to live independently. However, one of the greatest fears is the risk of falling and not receiving help. AFrame removes that worry. If a senior falls, the system sends out an immediate signal to any one in the system. There is no need for a senior to press a button or pull an emergency cord that he or she may not have the ability to reach. “This system is cost-effective and focuses on wellness and prevention to keep people living independent and healthy,” says Blackford.
The AFrame Digital System is now being installed in CMA facilities across the Midwest.
AFrame Digital Inc., http://www.aframedigital.com, was founded in 2005 to research, design and manufacture non-intrusive, wireless sensor-based monitoring and situational awareness solutions for long-term care and occupational safety. AFrame has received support from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Institutes of Health, and is working closely with two large military treatment facilities, Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC), to develop models of injury and disease recovery for the bioinformatics analysis software portion of the system. The company's MobileCare Monitor system and Personal Health Monitor received FDA clearance in 2009 for in-patient, outpatient and home care settings.
CMA, http://www.cma-ideacom.com, has over five decades of experience in providing healthcare communications tools and solutions for healthcare facilities in the Midwest. The company focuses on healthcare and patient care by working to provide technology solutions that allows healthcare professionals to do what they do best – providing quality care to their residents or patients.
For Further Information Contact:
Mary T. Blackford