Smart Meter Launches Cellular-Enabled iScale, Further Expanding the SmartRPM Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Platform
Smart Meter, the leader in cellular-enabled remote patient monitoring (RPM) data and devices, announced the launch of iScale, a cellular-connected body weight scale. This addition further expands its suite of healthcare products, which include iGlucose for diabetes monitoring and iBloodPressure for hypertension management, to enhance traditional chronic condition management.
To address the growing number of patients with obesity, pre-diabetes, congestive heart failure, hypertension, and post-acute care management needs, Smart Meter is expanding its product offerings for healthcare providers by allowing them to track a key metric that is often associated with these health issues – body weight. Obesity, hypertension, and diabetes are estimated to affect 200 million lives, over 60% of the US population, and the costs to manage these conditions are expected to hit $490 billion by 2024, making innovative interventions critical. Patients with one of these conditions often face multiple co-morbidities, making it even more imperative to track data and manage daily. By delivering cellular-connected products with real-time data transmission, Smart Meter is now a one-stop shop for enabling remote patient monitoring, population management, telehealth, and home care.
“Due to COVID-19, the healthcare industry now recognizes that remote patient monitoring is improving physician practice efficiency and patient care,” said Casey Pittock, CEO, Smart Meter. “As more providers and patients seek solutions to keep them on track and adhere more closely to their doctors’ recommendations, we are thrilled to launch iScale. This simple, yet effective device is another tool to help physicians have real-time data to intervene in patient care between visits. They can now see a bigger picture of their patients’ health.”
Smart Meter’s iScale offers distinctive built-in features, making it an advanced method for tracking body weight while providing a positive user experience.
- Cellular connectivity – Instant and effortless data transmission
- 30% larger scale footprint – Better accuracy and patient safety
- Four-inch LCD display – Better visibility for easy-to-read measurements
- High-capacity measurements up to 551 pounds – Monitor more patients
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According to Matt Ethington, CEO, ChronicCareIQ, “ChronicCareIQ’s clients responded well to the medical grade size and quality of the iScale. A large health system immediately added hundreds to their order. It’s size makes it attractive in avoiding fall risk for CHF and frail patients while feeling sturdy and robust for those under weight management. We see everything. This is better. Our experience with the company and its other devices is that the data is reliably transmitted and service has been excellent.“
Unlike complicated and unreliable Bluetooth technology, which require apps, uploads, and synching, Smart Meter’s use of cellular-connected devices ensures healthcare providers and partners receive accurate, real-time, and dependable data, with no extra steps necessary. This is imperative for better patient engagement, ease of use and reliability of data transmission.