We are a team of engineers, doctors, scientists and business professionals with a passion for making health care affordable and easy to reach. Over the past 18 months, we have been developing an innovative platform for remote monitoring of vital signs using a small, unobtrusive wearable medical device. Specially-designed body-worn sensors continuously stream a range of vital-signs to servers in our secure, private cloud. Here, the information is analysed using sophisticated algorithms and stored or relayed to key stakeholders on schedule or on demand. Qualified medical technicians at our Remote Operations Centres monitor every patient’s vital signs 24 hours a day to identify out-of-band events. Every notification is checked before it is escalated to the patient’s physician or care giver.
Elastic Care offers physicians, nurses, care givers and relatives of those with chronic or long term conditions, the reassurance that a qualified and experienced team is keeping watch 24 hours a day over the convalescent. It also gives patients the freedom to remain in the comfort of their own homes while we monitor their condition in a completely non-intrusive manner.
Why remote medical surveillance?
The United States and Canada are rushing headlong into a health care crisis. As the North American population continues to age, there simply won’t be enough money to keep people in hospitals as they age and get sick.
Each day in the hospital costs $1,100.00. Each day of care at home? Less than $100.00. If steps are not taken to control health care costs, provincial and territorial spending in Canada will increase from 44 percent today, to 103 percent of total revenues by the year 2037!