GC864-QUAD V2 to Provide Reliable Cellular Data Connectivity for Innovative Medication Compliance Device & Service
London, November 21, 2013 – Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services and Vaica, Israel-based provider of cloud-based medication compliance and telehealth solutions for chronic patients, today announced that Vaica’s flagship product, SimpleMed+ is to employ Telit’s GC864-QUAD V2 for mobile connectivity. The product and the company’s cloud-based service portal aim to provide effective, easy-to-deploy-and-use solutions to curb healthcare spending treating chronic conditions believed to represent 90% of all healthcare costs.
Targeted at hospitals, health management and delivery organizations (HMOs, ACOs), –seniors living facilities, and other care organizations, SimpleMed+ addresses a real need these organizations have of lowering the high hospital readmission rates and healthcare costs attributed to medication non-compliance. The product will start selling initially in the United States, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand and Australia.
With government statistics showing that compliance with prescriptions by chronically-ill patients declines to 50% after six months; and to 33% in five years, the pharmaceutical industry is also looking for solutions like SimpleMed+. And since the average chronic patient takes over five medications daily, -pharmacy chains in the U.S., Canada and the UK are now designing customer programs to monitor and improve patients’ medication adherence, with the help of the device and its associated service, which have shown in clinical trials to improve medication compliance to 95% over extended periods of time.
The Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS GC864-QUAD V2 is designed for applications like SimpleMed+ needing a compact package and a board-to-board connector. The module also allows a SIM holder to be mounted on the back of the module and is used in the Vaica product. This option reduces footprint and integration costs. The xC864 Unified Form Factor family includes GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSDPA and CDMA 1xRTT air interfaces in cellular modules featuring a common 30×36.2 mm footprint with the same 80-pin board-to-board connector. This allows developers and integrators to easily drop in different xC864 family modules supporting any of these major cellular technologies with little design and integration time and effort.
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Telit Wireless Solutions (AIM: TCM listed under Telit Communications PLC), is a global enabler of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications providing cellular, short range and positioning modules; and through its business unit m2mAIR, M2M managed and value added services, in application enablement and connectivity including mobile network side and cloud. Telit is M2M’s top one-stop-shop offering synergistic hardware and value added services bundles along with low-entry cost PaaS for rapid application development. With over 12 years exclusively in M2M, the company constantly advances technology through seven R&D centers around the globe; marketing products and services in over 80 countries.
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Vaica Medical is a global provider of medication adherence and telehealth infrastructure solutions to health care providers and pharmaceutical companies. Vaica’s product solutions are comprised of a family of smart medication dispensers employing mobile technology and a cloud-based IT for service creation, deployment and monitoring delivered as a SaaS (Software as a Service). By offering target solutions for a wide range of medication modalities (i.e. oral pills and injectable drugs), intake frequencies and complexities, Vaica offers a comprehensive medication management solution that could be tailored for each individual patient and his underlying illness and could be used by any healthcare delivery organization to monitor and manage its patients.
In addition to medication adherence management, Vaica’s mobile medication dispensers could also be used as a gateway for vital signs monitoring. Vital signs, such as blood pressure, blood glucose and oxygen saturation levels, weight and temperature can be collected from a wide array of peripheral third-party monitors and uploaded to the patient record via the telehealth gateway embedded in the SimpleMed products.
By combining medication adherence management with remote patient monitoring technology, Vaica offers a complete turnkey solution for home care management of chronic patients. These solutions can be accessible and controlled from any third-party software, via Vaica’s open API, and interfaced with common EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems.
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