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Telcare goes global with Telenor Connexion

| December 6, 2012

 

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Telcare selects Telenor Connexion as partner when entering the global mHealth market with its connected Blood Glucose Meter.

Telcare, the company behind the world’s first wireless-enabled Blood Glucose Meter, has partnered with global connected service enabler Telenor Connexion for its international marketing initiative. Telcare seeks to aggressively accelerate market share to realize their vision of becoming the global leader in wireless mHealth solutions for people with diabetes and other chronic illnesses.

“By partnering with Telenor Connexion we can significantly accelerate our entry into the global market. When evaluating M2M service providers, Telenor Connexion stood out due to its global coverage footprint, especially in key markets where people are increasingly affected by diabetes, as well as Telenor’s network redundancy, and its reliable and secure services”, says Jonathan Javitt, MD, MPH, CEO & Vice Chairman at Telcare.

“mHealth is much more than putting a computer between the doctor and the patient. It’s about connecting patients in real-time with their caregiver and giving them immediate and accurate data on which to take clinical action. Telenor Connexion has more than 12 years’ experience of connecting business and life critical applications, and the flexibility and quality of our services allow our clients to maximize patient acceptance, satisfaction and compliance, says Per Simonsen, CEO at Telenor Connexion.

Telenor Connexion provides managed connectivity and services for Telcare’s comprehensive diabetes solution. The Telcare wireless glucose meter with two-way messaging transmits to an FDA-cleared back-end clinical server and a suite of smartphone apps in order to provide a complete ecosystem of care. The server connects directly to electronic medical record systems, while the phone apps are used by parents of children with diabetes and those caring for elderly people with diabetes. The solution is FDA- and HIPAA- compliant.

The Telcare platform is currently being implemented by health insurers and employers who currently care for more than 1 million people with diabetes.

Worldwide, there are more that 100 million addressable patients with diabetes, 28 million of whom are in the U.S. Current global sales for diabetes testing solutions exceed $12 billion. All U.S. health insurers, both public and private, and all EU, Canadian, and GCC health insurers reimburse for diabetes testing.

Telenor Connexion will be showcasing Telcare’s innovative diabetes solution at
the mHealth Summit in Washington D.C. on December 3-5. Please visit the GSMA stand 311.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Kuesel, Director, Marketing, Telcare Inc.
JKuesel@telcare.com, +011 301 979 7580

Kristina Grandin, PR and Communications, Telenor Connexion
kristina.grandin@telenor.com , +46 734 25 26 21

About Telcare Inc.
Telcare, Inc. uses cellular technology and social networking to bridge the last mile between patients with diabetes, their caregivers, and their families in order to transform the care of chronic illness. The Company’s first product, a wireless Blood Glucose Monitoring System was launched in February 2012. Telcare has been awarded two First Place E-Tech awards by CTIA, been named the MEDTEC startup of the year, been awarded the Triple Tree Award at the Wireless Life Sciences Allianceand been awarded the 2012 Edison Gold Award. Telcare’s products have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes, Fox News, and numerous other media sources. The Company was founded in 2008 by David Bjork, John R. Dwyer, Jr., and Jonathan C. Javitt, M.D., M.P.H. For more information, visit www.telcare.com

About Telenor Connexion
Telenor Connexion is the leading enabler of connected services for business and life critical applications, regardless of the vertical market. Building on more than 12 years of M2M (machine-to-machine) experience, Telenor Connexion provides customers with tools that allow for full control of status, location and performance of their connected devices.
Telenor Connexion has provided reliable connected services to a number of global customers such as Volvo, Nissan, Daimler, TomTom, Omron, Scania, Qualcomm Enterprise Services, Hitachi and Securitas Direct.
The company was established in 2008 and originates from the successful M2M business within Telenor Sweden. With headquarter and tech center in Sweden and regional offices in UK, Germany, US, and Japan, Telenor Connexion has a global presence serving customers around the world.
Telenor Connexion is wholly owned by Telenor Group, one of the world’s major mobile operators.
For more information please visit www.telenorconnexion.com


 

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