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OMRON Healthcare Inc. debuted its new remote patient monitoring services and an advanced mobile app. Remote patient monitoring services from OMRON include VitalSight in the United States, Hypertension Plus in the United Kingdom, and HeartVoice in Singapore.
"OMRON began developing our remote patient monitoring services three years ago, before the pandemic. We've applied nearly 50 years of category leadership, consumer insights, and physician collaboration to develop remote patient services that are easy to set up, easy to use, and medically accurate. These services flag urgent data for physicians and provide a lifeline for those facing the highest hypertension risks," shared OMRON Healthcare President and CEO, Ranndy Kellogg, in a news release.
For instance, VitalSight would be offered by doctors to patients with high-risk levels of hypertension. Patients would receive a kit delivered to their home that includes an OMRON connected blood pressure monitor and data hub pre-set to securely share measurements digitally with the patient's physician and care team.
"VitalSight engages patients more in their hypertension management. This service securely shares accurate patient data with the patient's care team and provides clinically relevant information that evolves treatment. Physicians who immediately adopted VitalSight are already telling us they are gaining greater insights into their patients and noting measurable behavior change for better heart health," stated Jeffrey Ray, executive director of business and technology at OMRON. VitalSight can be integrated with the physician's Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system or through the VitalSight Dashboard for easy data analysis.
The new OMRON Connect app syncs with all OMRON connected devices and serves as a personal heart health coach with insights into one's blood pressure readings, guidance to manage hypertension, and incentives for behavior change. "Our OMRON Connect app now provides personalized insights based on daily activities and lifestyle along with real-time coaching so users can act on their data to benefit their health. Users can securely store their data, track it over time, and share it with a physician if they choose to do so," stated Jill Person, OMRON Healthcare director of product marketing, in the release.
OMRON Healthcare is also working with Kyoto University to explore how to use AI to analyze blood pressure metrics for early detection of cardiovascular diseases. The cooperation also hopes to develop a blood pressure management method that takes into account biological data sets, such as body weight, body composition, and habits such as smoking and drinking.