(which, under its previous name of Inverness Medical Innovations, spent years building deep relationships with healthcare organisations in many countries) currently has more patients in remote patient monitoring programs in the USA than the Veterans Administration, plus some 10,000 more such patients in Germany, AND over 1.5 million people receiving health management programmes via their medical call centre operations. Adding Home Telehealth Limited’s experience and presence in the UK’s telehealth monitoring scene to its portfolio looks like a smart move that will springboard Alere into an even stronger telehealth market position. Readers may also like to note that Alere does not manufacture monitoring devices…this is good news for the companies that do, as they now have an even larger potential customer.
[Ed. Donna] More on Alere: marketing agreement with AirStrip OB for home health distribution through Alere’s Women’s and Children’s Health division which manages high-risk pregnant women’s health. TA 3 Sep 10
[Disclosure: HTL has been a Telecare Aware advertiser]