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Vendor-neutral telehealth gateway launches

March 24, 2015
by Richard R. Rogoski
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Vancouver, Wash.-based OSTAR Healthcare Technology announced the launch of a HIPAA compliant, vendor-neutral gateway that allows remote monitoring of devices such as glucometers, weight scales and vital signs recorders.

The G4 Device Gateway also automatically connects to cellphone networks so that data can be sent to case management and population health management staff, electronic health records or health information exchanges anywhere in the world.

"This global launch of the G4, brings forth the first patient centered vendor-neutral gateway to the market, integrating multiple vendors' devices in the growing need for remote monitoring in telehealth," said Doug Hemenway, OSTAR president and CEO, in a press release. "The G4 assists patient engagement and compliance in lockstep with 30-day readmission rate reduction edicts."

Dr. Paul A. Markham, president of V3 Healthcare Strategies, added:  "Given the current transformation of healthcare and trend to remote telehealth in the United States, this vendor-neutral concept changes the game, providing choice for all stakeholders, such as insurance companies, brokers, TPAs and self-funded employer groups reducing the cost of chronic disease management. The concept has the potential to impact shared saving plans in Accountable Care Organizations, while also positively impacting health insurance indicators such as HEDIS, with regards to Medicare Advantage Star Rating programs."