Halo Monitoring Device/Service Now Connects to Microsoft HealthVault – Panic Button Has Evolved
Posted Sep 09 2009 10:23pm
I have seen the devices that have a “panic” button to push in case of an emergency but Halo takes it a step further, let’s say you fall and are unconscious or the device with the button falls out of reach. The Halo device uses wireless body sensor technology to detect a fall and can send an alert to a caregiver. Now with connecting to the HealthVault, the information about a fall or emergency situation can be added to your personal health records and shared with family or your doctor.
This could have some very important information included if there was real damage done with a fall and give the doctor the information on what, who and what kind of a response you received as well as time elements. The panic button has evolved.
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Huntsville, AL (September 9, 2009) - Halo Monitoring, Inc. , makers of wireless healthcare technology, announced today the integration of its advanced personal health monitoring and alert system, myHalo with Microsoft HealthVault, a personal health technology platform that allows people to privately and securely collect, store and share health information. At their discretion, myHalo subscribers can now opt-in and securely transmit personal health data to HealthVault, allowing approved users, including family, caregivers and professional healthcare providers, to access their health information securely and on demand.
Halo Monitoring product, myHalo, is a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) and is the most advanced personal health monitoring and alert system currently available for seniors; it immediately detects when the senior user falls and automatically transmits the alert to casual or professional caregivers, or to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). It is the only medical alert system of its kind performing automatic fall detection and combined health monitoring.