As routine monitoring of health is a must for cardio-diabetic patients, barriers to effective health management encompass healthcare provider and patient-related issues like time constraints, distance and lack of proper systems to streamline patient data, writes Sunil Khurana, CEO & MD, BPL Medical Technologies.
The current scenario in the healthcare landscape depicts a rapidly aging population coupled with multiple chronic conditions that put forth numerous challenges. Ergo, researches indicate that our nation has earned the dubious title of the world’s capital of coronary heart disease and diabetes as well.
As routine monitoring of health is a must for cardio-diabetic patients, barriers to effective health management encompass healthcare provider and patient-related issues like time constraints, distance and lack of proper systems to streamline patient data. mHealth technology poses as a gleam of hope to manage crippling health conditions. However, such health systems have not entirely matured.
A user-centered approach that improves acceptability, feasibility, and usability of mHealth innovations is pertinent. Stated to be the world’s first hand-held cardio-diabetic wellness monitor, Bengaluru based Bpl Medical Technologies facilitates patients and caregivers with 12 lead ECG and blood glucose measurements within the sanctity of their home.
The results can instantaneously be shared with a doctor for consultation via a smartphone app. The doctor can then view the report on his phone, revert to the patient and closely monitor the patient, proving to be beneficial to the medical practitioners as well.
The app comes with an inbuilt payment gateway option that credits the consultation fee into the doctors/ hospitals account. With the ability to be used with an Android smartphone and weighing just 70gms, the technology also offers an option of a backup doctor in the event of the unavailability of the primary doctor, all the while maintaining an economical cost.
Gaining immense popularity for its efficiencies, the technology has been bestowed with a host of prestigious awards; ‘IoT Next 2015 ‘ award, ‘Healthcare Leadership award 2015’, ‘Most innovative medical product award 2015’ and the FICCI Healthcare Innovation award 2017 to name a few.
Additionally, it was recently recognised by ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) and Centre of Excellence for Innovations, Government of India as one of the best healthcare innovations of 2015 at a conference held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in 2016.
With 50 years of experience in catering to customers’ unique requirements, BPL Medical Technologies made significant progress in the cardiology domain and launched India’s first ECG machine.
Continually striving towards development, the technology assures access to cardiac health remotely. Bluetooth enabled, the new generation ECG technologies feature cloud connectivity that has the potential to acquire ECG and instantly transmit the ECG to the nearest doctor to seek immediate consultation, a feature the company believes can be life-saving in acute emergency conditions.