VivaLNK, a company that offers technology for remote patient monitoring (RPM), has enhanced its Medical Data Platform. The technology, intended for rapid development and deployment of RPM applications, enables users to capture patient vitals to delivery to clinical data systems.
A company spokesperson told Outsourcing-Pharma that the technology is designed to simplify and streamline the process of integrating wearables.
“The majority of medical device solutions on the market are vertically integrated and ‘closed,’” they said. “VivaLNK takes a different approach by delivering an open medical wearable platform that allows AI and software solution partners to easily develop and deliver entire healthcare solutions, without the burden of developing hardware; VivaLNK focuses on continuous data capture and delivery, allowing our partners to focus on application, algorithm and solutions.”
According to the company, the platform currently is being used by more than 90 digital healthcare technology partners. New features include:
- Vitals Data Service, a turnkey feature that allows for continuous remote patient data capture
- Sensor Data Kit, which includes wearable sensors, software tools and development support to help users quickly integrate wearable sensors
With RPM users needing to balance technical challenges and human factors, wearable technology benefits from a combined quantitative and qualitative approach; data network interruptions are a factor, as are comfort and ease of use, according to the company. VivaLNK offers a guidance document including a list of practical questions to consider when choosing RPM wearables.
Current Health, a Scotland-based company that serves the US and UK, is one of the companies partnering with VivaLNK. Chris McCann, CEO and founder of Current Health, said the technology offers convenient, round-the-clock data collection.
"With VivaLNK's continuous temperature sensor, the data is automatically captured 24 hours a day, allowing our solution to provide a more complete and accurate picture of the patient's condition," McCann said.
Jiang Li, VivaLNK CEO, said the ability to quickly and accurately capture patient data gives users more flexibility and freedom
“Our growing capabilities and offerings allow us to power more remote care around the world, taking on the heavy burden of trustworthy data capture and transmission so our partners can focus on their given application or therapeutic area,” Li said. “This helps to democratize healthcare by enabling rapid innovation with cost effective approaches.”