The largest remote health monitoring initiative in the world is to take place among more than 100,000 patients across Shandong province.
Patients will use interactive kiosks and remote health monitoring devices in villages and community hospitals across Shandong to record health information and have it instantly transmitted to their healthcare provider.
The project is a partnership between Canada-based Ideal Life and China’s Shandong NovaTech Biological Pharmaceutical. The system provides two-way communication between the patient and the provider or health coach within the monitoring device.
The self-service kiosks will allow unlimited users to connect with providers at reduced connectivity charges, giving entire communities unprecedented access to healthcare and to two-way educational communication at the point of care.
The Free Library reported Jason Goldberg, president and founder of Ideal Life, as saying, "People can manage their own health, interact with their physician or health coach."