MyGlucoHealth Wireless Meter and Strips Now Available to Federal, State And Local Government Agencies Through NASA SEWP Contract
November 9, 2010 – San Diego —MyGlucoHealth Wireless, the first FDA cleared and CE certified Bluetooth enabled blood glucose meter is now available to Federal, state and local agencies through NASA SEWP (Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement) GWAC (Government-Wide Acquisition Contract). MyGlucoHealth diabetic care technology is accessible to major military medical commands including the Army Medical Department (AMEDD), the Army’s Telemedicine Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) and the Veterans Administration. MyGlucoHealth was placed within NASA SEWP through Agile Edge Technologies, Inc., our Federal distribution channel partner.
MyGlucoHealth is an integrated telehealth solution for improving the care and monitoring of diabetics within U.S. Military Health. The online system monitors day-to-day blood glucose readings and communicates the patient’s status to designated military healthcare providers. At the same time, MyGlucoHealth provides direct feedback and resources to keep the patient engaged and motivated to take direct control over their personal condition.
“The goal of integrating the MyGlucoHealth telehealth platform into the military medical environment is to optimize the monitoring and treatment of diabetics worldwide before, during and after deployments, while taking steps to reduce costs and avoid acute events,” said Richard Strobridge, Chief Executive Officer of Entra Health Systems maker of MyGlucoHealth. “Standardizing on MyGlucoHealth will extend the reach of the military physician and improve the continuity of care for every service member worldwide.”
“Army Medical alone represents one of the largest health care networks in the world, managing the care of three million lives,” Strobridge added. “The transient nature of military personnel makes MyGlucoHealth an excellent solution to centralize monitoring while providing greater efficiency and improved care. MyGlucoHealth can be fully integrated with existing patient care solutions within the military medicine environment.”
Bluetooth communication integral to MyGlucoHealth connects patients with a real-time online data collection network to upload and manage blood tests using a mobile phone or PC. Within the hospital, clinic or forward medical commands, physicians can log-in to the MyGlucoHealth Clinicians’ Portal to view a full patient dashboard, evaluate graphs and data interpretations, as well as set monitoring alerts to be notified directly or alert local personnel. Data from the Portal can be merged with the patient’s health record stored in the centralized Hospital Information Systems (HIS) or Electronic Health Record (EHR).