Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bluetooth Glucose Meter... and it Connects with Nokia Phones

Here is a great idea for keeping track of your blood glucose readings. You can put the Myglucohealth app on the phone and then transmit the info to the phone via the Bluetooth connection. There's more to this, but the press release says it best.


SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The MyGlucoHealth Diabetes application for mobile diabetes management is now available worldwide through Ovi Store by Nokia. The MyGlucoHealth app allows Nokia handset users to upload and manage blood glucose readings using the MyGlucoHealth online portal. The app is available through Ovi Store for use with Nokia smartphones and feature phones running the Symbian and Series 40 operating systems*. Entra Health and Nokia, the world's leading maker of mobile handsets, are teaming to co-market integrated mHealth solutions that employ the MyGlucoHealth Wireless blood glucose meter through Ovi Store.

A photo accompanying this release is available athttp://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=7306

MyGlucoHealth empowers patients to stay connected, manage their day-to-day care and improve their lives and lifestyles. The MyGlucoHealth Diabetes app enables Nokia users to:

  • Wirelessly upload blood tests to the MyGlucoHealth Portal.
  • Review and evaluate results on their handset, as well as chart data or enter weight, exercise and nutritional information.
  • Notify family, physicians or caregivers with automated text message alerts and reminders when results exceed personally established threshold limits.
  • Send and receive secure messages from their physician.
  • Order replacement test strips for their MyGlucoHealth meter.

"Distributing the MyGlucoHealth Diabetes app with Ovi Store for Nokia users will strengthen our ability to provide more effective mHealth offerings worldwide," said John Hendel, Chairman of Entra Health Systems. "For persons with diabetes, we believe that MyGlucoHealth together with Nokia handsets offers a unique and far-reaching solution for connecting patients with clinicians, family and caregivers."

"To date we have received very strong response from Ovi Store users," Hendel added. "The MyGlucoHealth App has been test marketed for less than 4 weeks and we have received nearly 40,000 downloads from Nokia users in 130 countries."

"Nokia delivers global market leadership and superior mobile technology to support our connected care model for solutions that help people live their lives better," said Richard C. Strobridge, CEO of Entra Health Systems. "Together we are providing an easy-to-use solution for diabetes monitoring to the diverse populations Nokia reaches. MyGlucoHealth and Nokia are empowering patients to stay connected to what matters most and improve their own personal care."

The MyGlucoHealth Mobile App is available for free from the Ovi Storewww.store.ovi.com. The MyGlucoHealth Wireless meter is available fromwww.myglucohealthstore.com and other major distributors worldwide.

About MyGlucoHealth® & Entra Health Systems

The MyGlucoHealth Wireless meter, developed by Entra Health Systems, is the first and only FDA cleared and CE certified Bluetooth-enabled glucometer of its kind in the world. MyGlucoHealth works in combination with a real-time online data collection network to securely upload and manage blood glucose readings using a mobile phone or PC, eliminating the need to maintain personal logbooks.

Using automated tools, MyGlucoHealth can set up reminders to encourage patients to test more frequently, as well as to notify family, caregivers and clinicians when testing results fluctuate. The meter, along with the MyGlucoHealth Network, form an integrated telehealth platform supporting patients and healthcare professionals in the control and treatment of diabetes. MyGlucoHealth gives patients more direct control over their care and provides clear lines of communication with clinicians and caregivers.

Entra Health Systems designs and manufactures technologies that enhance patient care while at the same time reducing the burden on healthcare providers. Headquartered in San Diego, with offices in Australia and the United Kingdom, Entra Health's products and services are engineered to improve communication between the patient, clinician and caregiver. For more information, visit: www.entrahealthsystems.com, orwww.myglucohealth.net.

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