France has rolled out a pilot telemedicine program aimed at facilitating workplace screening of personnel in high pressure environments and improve patient medical care through home monitoring programs. The pilot program has a parallel goal of reducing the medical costs associated with the treatment of illnesses linked to arterial hypertension, which have risen by almost 40% in six years and affect more than 15 million people in France.
Currently, patients living in remote areas are experiencing serious difficulties accessing medical services. The treatment of some diseases, such as diabetes, pulmonary and heart disease, and arterial hypertension—which can advance to cardiovascular disease—requires constant feedback between patients and medical professionals to enable awareness of treatment efficacy. To incorporate remote residents into the telemedicine program, stakeholders realized that they needed a wireless, cloud-based solution to have access to near real-time patient data from anywhere, at anytime.
Sierra Wireless IoT Solution
In creating the program, organizers selected the end-to-end solutions of Sierra Wireless, including embedded wireless modules, Open AT development framework, and the AirVantage® M2M Cloud for simple, scalable, secure management and administration of both devices and data.