‘This could be a home care game-changer’
WARRENDALE, Pa. – A partnership between health technology company InteloMed and telehealth provider VSee will allow clinicians to capture vital signs and other patient health data with a smartphone camera.
“This could be a home care game-changer,” said Bill Malloy, CEO of InteloMed.
By integrating InteloMed’s mCVI non-contact monitoring system into the VSee Clinic, which allows health care providers to build a telehealth service offering, providers will be able to choose to immediately capture patient vital signs without the need to plug in USB devices or to sync with another device. The mCVI technology is currently in the pre-screening phase of U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance.
InteloMed’s technology captures a patient’s pulse waveform and processes the signal through proprietary algorithms, providing a multi-parameter, global assessment of the patient’s cardiovascular status in daily life and/or in response to treatment, illness or trauma, said Malloy. It also provides a warning for the possible need for intervention.
The pulse waveform can be captured through InteloMed’s FDA-cleared non-invasive forehead sensor, called CVInsight, and through mCVI, the company’s specific facial recognition program and phone app.
With mCVI, a clinician will be able to point a smartphone at a patient and read their pulse rate and other vital signs. As the algorithms get smarter, they will continue to analyze changes against the patient’s own baseline for true individualized data.
“When the data is that large you can get ahead of things,” Malloy said.
InteloMed’s new technology leverages the ubiquity of the smartphone and can eventually be used for remote monitoring and more, he said.
“The next 10 years will be very interesting in health care,” said Malloy. “I think we’re going so see the maintenance of wellness as much a part of patient care as the treatment of illness and data is going to drive that.”