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HealthStrong First to Deploy New ConnectedHealth Wireless Platform for Fitness and Weight Management

Technology Enables Consumer Self Management, Remote Access for Fitness and Health Professionals

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2013) - MOBILEBEAT 2013 - ConnectedHealth, a provider of health monitoring connectivity solutions, today announced that HealthStrong, one of the largest providers of consumer telehealth monitoring services in Australia, has signed on to become the first to deploy ConnectedHealth's eFitness Management Platform(FMP). The combined capabilities of the companies will come together to offer users personalized health programs that track progress in terms of weight, activity and meal logging -- and allow remote monitoring for nutritionist and trainer access and oversight.

ConnectedHealth's FMP is a secure personal fitness record Software-as-a-Service platform that facilitates end-to-end connectivity between Bluetooth fitness devices and electronic fitness records. Effective fitness and weight monitoring requires that consumer data is available to fitness professionals remotely -- this also enables consumers to track their progress.

The new fitness monitoring application is an extension of ConnectedHealth's existing health monitoring solutions. Consumers can now use the ConnectedHealth application to remotely update their fitness readings in the online portal -- where they can be monitored by HealthStrong's professionals. 

According to Mike Holt, founder and CEO for ConnectedHealth, the HealthStrong deployment is just the beginning: "With the medical costs associated with obesity ranging into hundreds of billions of dollars, addressing fitness issues is a key concern for health care providers and insurance companies all over the world. By deploying ConnectedHealth's FMP, HealthStrong is placing itself in a position to do something about this. ConnectedHealth provides the technology foundation for health care providers to monitor real time information on consumers' health and fitness -- without having to physically see them. The global potential to dramatically reduce costs -- and improve health outcomes -- is limitless."

Using ConnectedHealth's FMP, consumers measure their personal fitness with weight scales and activity monitors. Fitness professionals access the FMP platform to monitor a user's fitness condition -- and help improve outcomes. Other benefits of ConnectedHealth's platform include:

  • Improved user engagement and ability to self-manage care
  • Improved provider engagement
  • User loyalty
  • Improved care-coordinating performance

"ConnectedHealth has provided an excellent, seamless solution that connects users trying to manage their weight to the professionals at HealthStrong -- who can help them reach their fitness goals effectively and efficiently," said Stanley Sack, CEO HealthStrong. "Using this technology, we can help more people lead fit and healthy lives."

A system that enables users to self-manage their fitness can help them to ultimately be more successful in reaching their fitness and weight loss goals -- which can lead to reduced hospital admissions and medical claims. The ConnectedHealth platform also has interfaces available that integrate with incentive/rewards programs, tying compliance (through regular readings) to these programs -- and helping to boost results.

For more information, please visit www.connhealth.com.

About HealthStrong
For over 10 years, HealthStrong has been providing essential allied healthcare services to residents of aged-care facilities. During this time they have grown to be one of the largest healthcare providers in Australia. They have experienced professionals who provide a high standard of care. HealthStrong delivers evidence-based clinical practices, provides comprehensive documentation and communication processes & work as part of your team.

They operate in WA, NSW, QLD and VIC servicing hundreds of Aged Care facilities.

For more information, please visit http://www.healthstrong.com.au/

About ConnectedHealth Pte. Ltd.
ConnectedHealth is a wireless health innovator committed to developing health monitoring connectivity solutions that drive down health care costs by improving patient compliance. ConnectedHealth's eHealth Platform product is the first to provide an end to end connected solution for remote health management. 

ConnectedHealth sells its eHealth Platform to health care providers who seek to reduce the cost of patient care by keeping patients that can be cared for remotely out of hospitals. 

For more information, please visit www.connhealth.com or follow ConnectedHealth onFacebook or Twitter.

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