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Aerotel Medical System form an alliance with Italian telemedicine services provider Telbios July 19, 2006

Posted by israelhealthcare in Telemedicine.
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Italian telemedicine services provider Telbios has signed an exclusivity agreement with Israeli medical devices company Aerotel Medical System, for exclusive marketing and distribution of Aerotel innovative products in the Italian market.

The agreement with Aerotel expands the range of telemedicine and home care services offered by Telbios, which includes Tele-assistance, Tele-cardiology, and Tele-radiology services. Health organizations such as hospitals, private and public healthcare institutions can now offer their patients a simple and efficient means to monitor the state of their health.

Aerotel’s devices such as EKG machines allow the patients to self measure the cardiologic parameters and send them, in short time, via telephone or GSM mobile phone handset, from any location to the call center. The transmitted information can be instantly interpreted by the team of cardiologists of San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan working within Telbios. Telemedicine Service Center on a 24 hours call basis and immediately sent to the attending GP of the patient.

Monitoring the chronically ill patients can be considered as an emergency on a national level: in Italy there are over 2.5 million diabetic patients, over 4 million patients suffering for respiratory dysfunction, one million of patients suffering form chronic heart failure and the number of patients under anticoagulation treatment exceeds one million. Patients with two or more chronic diseases are the 19.4% of the population.

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