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Aerocrine forms cloud partnership with Microsoft for remote patient monitoring

Iain Morris
October 1, 2014
Medical technology company Aerocrine has formed a partnership with Microsoft allowing it to use the software giant’s cloud services with its remote patient monitoring services.

Aerocrine has developed a range of devices that let doctors measure so-called fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), a biomarker for allergic airway inflammation linked with asthma.

Under the tie-up with Microsoft, the company will use secure cloud services to send device telemetry data from doctor and company sites in Sweden, the UK and the US back to Aerocrine for analyses.

Aerocrine says its goal is to use the information to deploy field resources for customer service and sales support in the future.

The company also says it chose Aerocrine because of its device technology, global reach and commitment to progressing human health management.

Aerocrine’s data indicates that asthma now affects between 8% and 10% of the global population and that proper diagnosis and management are important to optimize treatment.

The FeNO-testing device offers several advantages for patient care, claims the company, allowing doctors to accurately identify patients and the type of medication they should receive.

The technology can also be used to monitor patient progress.

“The ability to collect vital telemetry data from deployed devices has been a key objective of ours,” said Scott Myers, the chief executive of Aerocrine. “A cloud-based solution allowing us to collect data on device performance in real-time helps us to be more proactive in our customer support and ensure that our … devices help the physicians deliver the best possible outcome for the patient.”

Aerocrine said a proof of concept involving devices deployed in Sweden, the UK and the US would be carried out in the fall.
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