New Android-based tablet brings high-touch technology to its family of personal health devices
LAS VEGAS – February 20, 2012 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) HomMed, a global leader in telehealth and remote patient care, today announced the newest addition to its Genesis™ product line – the Genesis Touch™– a personal health device designed to address the current and future needs of patients who use telehealth to help manage their healthcare. The evolution of Honeywell’s Genesis telehealth product line continues to redefine quality of care by offering a series of new product benefits to provide patients with increased ease of use and flexibility, while delivering a richer patient/healthcare provider interaction experience.
“Honeywell HomMed is proud to unveil the next step in the progression of remote patient care with our Genesis Touch,” said Terry Duesterhoeft, president of Honeywell HomMed. “This newest product offering significantly enhances our existing product line by blending the latest technology tools with all the traditional telehealth benefits that healthcare providers, patients and their families have come to expect from the Genesis family of products.”
Redefining Telehealth – One Touch at a Time
As with Honeywell’s other Genesis monitors, this personal health device collects vital sign information from patients and transmits it to Honeywell’s LifeStream Management Suite, so healthcare providers can track and monitor their patients’ data. But in addition to acting as a telehealth monitor, the Genesis Touch leverages the simplicity and intuitive interface of Samsung Mobile’s tablet platform, while also acting as a portal to access a broad range of applications.
The Genesis Touch’s differentiated product offering also includes the following:
- From Fuze Meeting, a video conferencing company, the Genesis Touch features simple, integrated video capabilities to provide real-time, face-to-face interaction between a patient and their healthcare provider.
- Capitalizing on Verizon’s global 3G network and with integrated WiFi, the Genesis Touch sports enhanced mobility to allow patients to securely manage their health from wherever they are, whether that’s at home in Maine or on vacation in Alaska.
- As an FDA-cleared dedicated personal health device, the Genesis Touch delivers stability and enhanced security for patient users, securing patient data to meet HIPAA requirements. A tamper-resistant interface protects the device and its information from the threat of viruses.
- The Genesis Touch features an open-development platform for third-party developers to continue to expand the range of applications, devices and services for Genesis Touch patients and healthcare providers.
“The Genesis Touch enables patients to leverage existing technology tools to improve their healthcare management,” said Duesterhoeft. “The touch-based platform is both efficient and familiar, while the integrated video adds a ‘personal touch’ to patient interactions with their healthcare providers. And the anywhere-communication aspect addresses the need to have increased mobility in data management, a key offering in today’s healthcare marketplace.”
As with all Genesis personal health devices, the Genesis Touch will be supported on the healthcare provider side by its LifeStream Management Suite, a comprehensive platform launched by Honeywell HomMed in 2007, which seamlessly integrates the patient’s monitor-collected information and other point-of-care applications in a single platform, allowing patients, families and healthcare providers easy, secure access to patient information via the Internet. The Genesis Touch’s interoperability with LifeStream further allows healthcare providers to access a consolidated management dashboard to monitor and triage patients from one cloud-based platform.
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