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Tunstall receives clearance to market Wireless Telehealth Monitor in USA

30-04-2009 - Tunstall receives FDA 510(k) clearance to market Wireless Telehealth Monitor with built-in GSM/GPRS Mobile Phone Technology in USA

San José, California, April 30, 2009 – Tunstall Healthcare has announced the launch of its RTX3371 telehealth monitor - an interactive telehealth device with in-built GSM/GPRS mobile phone technology that collects vital signs wirelessly from a range of external devices such as weight scales and blood pressure cuffs.

The launch further expands Tunstall Healthcare’s range of telehealth products and solutions available to healthcare organizations and providers in USA, which have been designed to effectively monitor patients with chronic diseases in the home.

In addition, the RTX3371 telehealth monitor’s spoken voice functionality allows it to collect subjective patient information from patient questionnaires, and to automatically transmit the data to a clinical backend software application based on an open architecture interface.

According to Anthony Taroni, Director of Sales at Tunstall: “The availability of GSM/GPRS cellular coverage in the USA and the rapid increase in the number of people replacing regular phone lines with wireless and mobile phones has set new standards for home hubs and the way they provide connectivity in order to ensure effective telehealth delivery”. Anthony Taroni continues: “With the introduction of the RTX3371 GSM/GPRS-enabled telehealth monitor, Tunstall Healthcare has taken an important step forward in meeting today’s and tomorrow’s demand. This truly wireless device offers service users the freedom to place the device anywhere in the home independent of phone plugs, increasing user satisfaction and acceptance.”

Tunstall Healthcare supplies healthcare organizations and providers with telehealth products, solutions and know-how based on a flexible business model. In addition to the telehealth monitors, Tunstall can deliver complete turnkey kits including vital sign monitors.

Tunstall also offers flexible clinical triage software applications designed to simplify the clinical workflow for healthcare organizations performing remote monitoring of patients with chronic diseases. The clinical triage applications effectively allow nurses or physicians to analyze trending data, manage patient care plans, and create reports and exchange data with clinical information systems.

 
About Tunstall
Tunstall Healthcare Group is the market leading provider of telehealthcare solutions, with over 2.5 million users globally. Tunstall’s solutions support older people and those with long-term needs, to live independently, by effectively managing their health and well-being. Tunstall provides technology, expertise and advice to millions of people enabling them to lead independent more fulfilling lives. For more information on how telehealthcare can improve quality of life, visit www.tunstallhealth.com

 
Contact Information:
Tunstall Healthcare
San José, USA
Anthony Taroni, Sales Director
Tel.: +1 (408) 441-8600
E-mail: ata@tunstallhealthcare.com

Thursday, April 30, 2009