Tel Aviv/Zurich, 16 November 2010 – SHL Telemedicine Ltd. (SIX Swiss Exchange: SHLTN),
a leading provider and developer of advanced personal telemedicine solutions, today
announced the launch of its “Central Communication Module” (CCM), an innovative device for
transmitting telemedical data to SHL’s monitoring centers. The CCM will be presented during
this year’s MEDICA, Germany’s biggest healthcare fair.
Automatic transmission of medical data can now be performed flexibly either through an
internet connection, cellular platform or a regular landline, and can be adapted to the personal
needs of the users and their various telemedical devices.
The CCM is compatible with SHL’s entire product line of telemedical devices. Among these
are blood pressure monitoring, weight monitoring, spirometer, and glucometer. The module
has a handy diameter of 16 centimeter. It is a “plug and play” device, and has no control
buttons, only clear and friendly light indicators for ease of use. Configuration parameters and
software updates can be remotely updated.
The CCM transmits the measured medical data automatically and encrypted to the monitoring
center. The data is then stored in the patient’s electronic medical record. An algorithm triggers
an alarm in the monitoring center if values deviate from the patient’s individual thresholds. The
professional medical staff at the monitoring center then contact the patient and discuss with
him or her the reasons for the deviation and steps needed to be taken in order to bring the
individual back to acceptable values.
“The possibilities in the area of information and communication technologies, but also the
needs and demands of the users, continue to develop and change in our digitized world. With
the CCM, we are pleased to have made the transmission of medical data to a SHL monitoring
center fit for the future,” explains Irit (Iki) Alroy, CTO of the SHL Group. “The many years of
experience we have gained in this area have been incorporated in its development. Our focus
was centered on user friendliness and data security. We think we’ve succeeded in achieving
both with the CCM.”