BOSTON, August 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Raiing Medical Company and the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare initiated a clinical research program to assess the feasibility of the iThermonitor as a clinical support tool in the management of patients with acute leukemia undergoing intensive chemotherapy at various Partners affiliated pediatric oncology centers.
Kamal Jethwani, M.D., MPH, Corporate Manager, Research and Innovation at the Center for Connected Health, will lead the research as the principle investigator. Dr. Jethwani’s research on technology-based models of health delivery includes the use of behavior change as a tool for preventive and supportive care in a tertiary health care setting.
About Raiing Medical Company
Raiing Medical Company was founded in 2011 and is dedicated to combine wearable medical devices with mobile platform for the wireless solutions, enable the real-time continuous remote monitoring, and facilitate the seamless Online/Offline activities between caregivers and users to provide personalized health data service.
The iThermonitor, a FDA class II device, continuously captures body temperature and automatically transmits the data wirelessly to mobile devices and cloud storage. The mobile app generates and delivers real-time fever alerts and creates a chronological temperature report. The iThermonitor can be used to effortlessly monitor body temperature on a basis of continuous measurement rather than the usual episodic oral or axillary measurements.
For more information, please visit http://www.raiing.com/.
About Partners HealthCare’s Center for Connected Health
The Center for Connected Health is creating effective, new solutions and innovative interventions to deliver quality patient care outside of the traditional medical setting. The Center’s programs use a combination of remote-monitoring technology, sensors and online communications and intelligence to improve patient adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. The Center also offers expert online second opinions, virtual visits, and engages in innovative research to uncover new models for better care. The Center’s Consulting Services assist companies, providers and other organizations to learn more about entering the connected health space and to prepare products and services for integration into the healthcare delivery system. The Center for Connected Health is a division of Partners HealthCare, a Boston-based healthcare delivery system founded by its Harvard Medical School affiliated teaching institutions, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.
For more information, please visit www.connectedhealth.org.