PERS, telehealth, security on the move!

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05/25/2010

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I got a press release a few days back about a clinical study being done by Nyac Hospital in New York to measure the effectiveness of telemedicine monitoring. Then read a story along similar lines at Scientific American today that reminded me of said release.

PERS and telehealth are really making leaps and bounds, it would seem. Which is a good thing, given the aging population, increasing life spans and decreasing financial resources. In other words, the more care givers can do at home for their aging loved ones, the better.

SSN has given a lot of coverage to PERS lately.

I wrote recently about the Medical Alert Monitoring Association’s annual Spring meeting at which MAMA board member and American Two-Way president Christopher Baskin told me discussion on GSM PERS were heated and protracted. Other PERS companies have been growing despite the tough economy because of their IP PERS solutions.

I also wrote recently about a new PERS solution that is forthcoming from Lifecomm, a new company comprising American Medical Alert Corp., Hughes Telematics, Inc. and Qualcomm. The new solution promises to deliver wireless voice and data communication. It will be cellular two-way voice and have a GPS unit as well. Not all seniors want to be or need to be completely housebound. For that matter, maybe PERS is starting to move away from a strictly senior market. I wrote about such a trend last year in a story about SafetyCare and Sonitec.

I wrote a story back in 2009 about the need for mobile solutions, such as SafetyNet from LoJack. I also spoke on ssnTVnews about the need in relation to a story I was working on about GPS solution company WindTrac.

Seems like the trend of everything becoming more personalized and more mobile is extending to personal health and perhaps to personal security, which is good because it means more opportunity for all of you.

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<p class="comment_author"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: rgb(153, 153, 153);">May 28th, 2010 at 10:45 am</span></span></p>
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<p>[...] recently blogged about advancements in PERS, mPERS, telehealth, telemedicine and security, in general, becoming more [...]</p>
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<p class="comment_author"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: rgb(153, 153, 153);">May 26th, 2010 at 11:17 pm </span></span></p>
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<p>Yes, there seems to be a trend developing, but I&rsquo;m wodering what effects, if any, the recent healthcare bill might have on the amount of money available for this type of purchase.</p>
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