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Caretaker adds continuous monitoring to HealthSaaS platform

Steve Rogerson
June 6, 2019

Virginia-based Caretaker Medical has added continuous beat-by-beat blood pressure and wireless vitals to HealthSaaS’s remote patient monitoring platform.
Caretaker Medical makes the Wireless Caretaker, a finger-cuff patient monitoring platform for continuous non-invasive blood pressure (CNIBP) and wireless vital signs. It has announced seamless integration with Oregon-based HealthSaaS’s HIPAA-compliant cloud platform for remote patient monitoring, telehealth and hospital-to-home patient engagement.
The combined Caretaker and HealthSaaS offering allows clinicians to monitor patients remotely across the continuum of care from virtually anywhere in the world, including pre-admission, clinic, in-hospital and post-discharge. Unlike traditional remote patient monitoring that require patients to connect and use a myriad of devices multiple times per day, the Caretaker wearable monitor streams continuous blood pressure and vital signs data to the HealthSaaS IoT platform.
Instead of relying on just a few intermittent spot-check blood pressure measurements gathered throughout the day, clinicians can track and analyse continuously streaming beat-by-beat blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and other parameters to visualise trends and provide more comprehensive care from a single wearable monitor.
"We are excited to have our FDA-cleared Caretaker wireless patient monitor streaming continuous beat-by-beat blood pressure and vital signs to the HealthSaaS remote monitoring cloud," said Jeff Pompeo, Caretaker Medical's president and CEO. "Continuous patient monitoring provides a much better view of cardiovascular health than typical intermittent spot-check vital sign measurements, and clinicians can make better decisions by analysing trend data in near real time. Caretaker brings ICU level quality continuous monitoring to all points of care with full patient mobility."
The Caretaker wireless CNIBP and vital signs monitor is FDA cleared, CE-Mark certified and available immediately for use with the HIPAA-compliant HealthSaaS’s remote monitoring platform.
"Adding Caretaker continuous blood pressure monitoring to the HealthSaaS connected device portfolio is a significant step forward in our hospital-to-home strategy for cardiology patients," said Frank Ille, CEO of HealthSaaS. "ICU level data monitoring from the home, combined with our intelligent rules engine, provides actionable information to clinicians which can help facilitate early interventions and lower hospital readmissions."
Caretaker Medical is wireless medical device company focused on developing affordable, wireless patient monitoring that improves outcomes, increases clinician productivity and increases patient compliance without compromising patient comfort or mobility. The wearable Caretaker4 monitor enables uninterrupted wire-free and electrode-free real-time vital signs monitoring throughout the full continuum of care, from clinic and hospital, to patient transport, and home monitoring after discharge.
Using a low-pressure finger cuff, Caretaker's patented pulse decomposition analysis technology non-invasively measures continuous beat-by-beat blood pressure, heart rate and repertory rate for remote display on the Caretaker app and other remote data displays.
The HealthSaaS platform provides chronic disease management services for clinicians and their patients who suffer from conditions such as heart failure, atrial fibrillation, diabetes, asthma and COPD.