Project E-vita now collecting data by Blackberry, mobile phones and Wi-Fi

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Evaware Ltd, developer of the Project E-vita Electronic Patient Record has announced expansion of its integrated remote telehealth monitoring to include data collection via a Wi-Fi enabled telehealth monitor and by Blackberry/mobile phones, thus potentially removing the need for, and therefore the cost of, a telehealth monitor/hub.

Managing Director for Evaware Ltd, Nick Dyer, said that a key strategy is to provide rich functionality while keeping clients’ costs down. Many peripheral devices like scales and blood pressure meters are interchangeable between systems, ensuring that the investment in these devices is maximised. Being a full electronic patient record system, Project E-vita delivers more than simple monitoring. Physicians and other healthcare professionals can keep detailed notes and clinical records about each patient in the system. A powerful feature is clinical alerting, whereby the clinician can set clinical thresholds for each patient. The system then evaluates data as it arrives and can, if the physicians wish, send SMS messages and emails to alert them that certain thresholds have been breached.

This additional integration means that there are now four ways to connect to the Project E-vita record to monitor patients when in their homes and while they are on the move. Full details in this press release (PDF).

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Comments

  1. Makram Obaid

    have Future?
    do u think this product specifically will have a future? i mean in less than a month, we’ll see China replicating it and for quarter the price! what’s the edge that makes me think of having this?

  2. Steve Hards

    E-vita future

    Sounds like at least four questions there, Makram!

    1) Do electronic patient records have a future? Definitely? Especially ones that can import patient monitoring data.

    2) Does Project E-vita have a future? That depends on the choices the people in the market make.

    3) Will someone in China clone the software and sell it more cheaply? Possible, but less and less likely the more Project E-vita becomes the established leader in its niche. Software pirates have an even more complicated set of business decisions to make than legitimate businesses.

    4) What is the edge that Project E-vita has? I’ll leave that to the producers to say!

  3. Nick Dyer

    Is there a future? Or what is the future?

    Excuse the hastily constructed response.

    Correct Steve, Project E-vita is a Patient Record Solution to which we added Telehealth Remote Monitoring Functionality at the behest of existing clients. It has its background as a comprehensive Medical Record and Patient Administration solution. It is based around SNOMED-CT clinical coding terminology – the core of the NHS care record and rapidly being adopted in many countries worldwide for the coding of patient health care encounters.

    The original poster would seem to imply that China (or for that matter Vietnam, India or any other offshore development centre) can produce a facsimile of the product in a short time frame (a month). I think if independent software development companies in these countries, or any country for that matter, wanted to produce a ‘Telehealth monitoring’ solution then it would not take long to do so. I agree with the poster’s sentiment that the days of Telehealth Monitoring software being able to command the high fees it has for some years now are numbered. More than just the gathering of data in ‘Silos’ is required.

    Our mission therefore is to provide a cheap turnkey platform for physicians and healthcare facilities to deliver both patient records and Telehealth monitoring all in the one product with a pay as you go structure.

    We are trying to lower the cost of entry into Remote Telehealth monitoring and make it possible for physicians themselves (rather than just exclusively Telehealth Providers) to deliver these services as part of their mainstream patient care services. Equally, it is worth pointing out that we are attempting to remove our client’s reliance on any single hardware manufacturer by integrating various technologies into the remote monitoring of patients. Freedom of choice.

    Will the product survive? Well, as you said above Steve, that will be for the market to decide. One other thing we do have in our favour though is that being a hosted solution we can deploy on a truly international basis, removing our reliance on only one country’s procurement process or market characteristics. Time will tell, as they say.

    Nick Dyer
    http://www.projectevita.com