CYBeR-CARE.com Granted Patent On Its Telemedicine Technology
CYBeR-CARE, Inc. (Nasdaq:CYBR - news) received a patent award (No. 5987519) for a broad-based telemedicine system using voice, video and data encapsulation for the purpose of communicating medical information between central monitoring stations and remote patient monitoring stations.
The company's Electronic House Call System (EHC), an Internet-based system that remotely monitors chronically ill patients at their home, will utilize this patented technology. The patent essentially covers all data-packet based remote patient monitoring applications transmitted over
standard telephone lines, cable television networks, ISDN, DSL, all internet and intranet configurations, local and wide area networks, ATM networks, and wireless communication systems.
The technology constitutes the core foundation of the emerging $25 billion market that enables healthcare providers to improve access to medical services and lower the cost of delivering quality care to rural and home-bound chronically ill patients.
CYBeR-CARE's patented technology utilized via the Electronic House Call System will allow healthcare providers to monitor chronically ill patients at their home as well as allow patients to communicate to healthcare providers and other patients. The EHC can also remotely take patients' vital signs and record their medical information that can be accessed by medical professionals anywhere.
CYBeR-CARE already has an initial order for 250 EHC Systems from Cambridge Medical
Centers of Deerfield Beach, Fla.
``By enabling the ongoing monitoring of critical indicators of the patients' health status together with improved patient and provider access to essential information, this technology should dramatically enhance the high quality of care and patient satisfaction. This crucial step forward in healthcare services capabilities should result in a reduced incidence of unnecessary high cost interventions such as emergency room visits, and an increased sophistication of health services in the home and the workplace,'' said Max E. Stachura, M.D., Telemedicine Center Director at the Medical College of Georgia and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Telemedicine.
Based in Boynton Beach, Fla., CYBeR-CARE is a technology assisted disease management company and also operates physical, occupational and speech therapy centers, and pharmaceutical services and is one of, if not the world's largest international air ambulance transport service. % !