Numera offers iOS app for medical device data collection

By Chris Gullo
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numeranetNumera announced this week the launch of a free iOS app, NumeraNET, for uploading health data collected from connected devices to an online portal. The app supports data collected from consumer weight scales, pedometers and blood pressure monitors via an ANT+ gateway, with more device support expected in the future.

Numera recently launched Numera Social, a white-labeled platform for care coordination that is embedded within Facebook or delivered as an iPhone app.

"Mobile devices are a primary way patients communicate everyday, so it's a natural progression that they'll use their smartphones as a primary tool in managing their care and wellness on a daily basis," stated Tim Smokoff, CEO of Numera, in a press release. "We want to eliminate the barriers between consumers and their 'coaches' -- family, friends, colleagues, and caregivers -- to ensure that real-time, accurate health information can be accessed by the broadest population of consumers to enhance overall health and wellness."

Next year the Palo Alto Medical Foundation plans to work with Numera to test the NumeraNET app with hypertensive patients. Patients in the study will upload data from a weight scale, blood pressure cuff, and monitor activity cuff, and activity monitor to iPhones.

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Read the press release below.

PRESS RELEASE -- With a focus on providing low cost, easy-to-use mobile health coaching solutions, Numera has released an iOS gateway application enabling consumers to use an iPhone, iPad or iTouch to upload health data to their electronic health record. The app provides a mobile version of the Numera|Net gateway to securely share vital health information from a variety of wireless health and wellness products via the iPhone, iPad or iTouch, adding to the PC and Home Hub gateways Numera currently offers. The app is available now in the Apple app store as a free download.

Numera|Net Gateway for iOS provides a simple way for patients to monitor, trend, and share information stored on devices that capture health measurements, including weight scales, pedometers and blood pressure monitors. The supported devices are widely available to consumers, continuing Numera's mission to make health monitoring and coaching platforms accessible to the broadest population of consumers. Additional devices will be added to the iOS platform in the coming weeks.

"Mobile devices are a primary way patients communicate everyday, so it's a natural progression that they'll use their smartphones as a primary tool in managing their care and wellness on a daily basis," said Tim Smokoff, CEO of Numera. "We want to eliminate the barriers between consumers and their 'coaches' -- family, friends, colleagues, and caregivers -- to ensure that real-time, accurate health information can be accessed by the broadest population of consumers to enhance overall health and wellness."

Numera is testing the iOS application at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Palo Alto, CA) in a study involving patients with hypertension. During this testing period, patients are asked to upload data from a blood pressure cuff, an activity monitor and a weight scale through iPhones. The Foundation plans to evaluate the intervention in a clinical trial in early 2012.

About Numera

Numera ( www.numerahealth.com ) provides affordable telehealth monitoring solutions for care management and wellness programs. Numera|Net, combined with the suite of Numera|Engage analytic, compliance and intervention applications and professional services, and the Numera|Social behavior change and support applications for social media and mobile platforms, offers a complete health coaching platform for any organization to drive measurably better health.

Numera is headquartered in Seattle, with corporate offices in Sunnyvale, Calif., Orlando, and Camberley, UK.

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