Insung-Bit Selected for USN-Based Remote Health Monitoring System
September 29, 2008, SEOUL
Insung Information (www.insunginfo.co.kr) and Bit Computer (www.bit.co.kr) announced today that the two companies have been selected as the solution providers for a u-IT project “USN-Based Remote Health Monitoring System” development for welfare facilities.
The project is co-hosted by MOPAS (Ministry of Public Administration and Security) and NIA (National Information Society Agency), with investments from three local government, Yeongyang-gun, Boryeong-si, and Gangneung-si. Insung and Bit are to provide solutions to two of the three locations, Yeongyang-gun and Boryeong-si.
With the total budget of 3.2 billion Korean Won, the project will last for seven month, starting from the end of last month. The resulting system will provide u-IT based services of remote health monitoring, home-visit healthcare professionals, and at-home care, to patients of chronic illnesses and those with limited access to healthcare facilities.
The Remote Health Monitoring system features a remote diagnosis and prescription environment, based on biometrics devices collecting readings and transmitting the data to physicians at participating healthcare centers and clinics. The patients receive consultations and prescriptions through the video screen, and the medications are delivered to the patients when necessary.
The system enables remote healthcare services based on the integrated network of large-scale healthcare centers, local practitioners, and pharmacies, to provide healthcare to patients of chronic illnesses requiring repetitive prescriptions.
u-Home Visit Healthcare Professionals service is provided by nurses and healthcare professionals visiting patients at home, carrying mobile biometrics devices. The readings are taken and submitted to healthcare providers, and then remote consultations and prescriptions (life habits, exercise, diets, etc.) from a physician are delivered. The visiting nurses or healthcare professionals provide consultations and educations to the patients for continuous patient management and prevention and control of chronic illnesses.
This project will also provide the baseline for standardized models for remote healthcare devices, biometrics reading, communications network (data and video), the range of remote healthcare coverage and cost, etc. The resulting data will provide important fundamentals for related legislations in the future regarding u-healthcare industry and market activation.
The Remote Health Monitoring system will provide improved healthcare for patients in remote areas and those have limited access to healthcare facilities. The system will help create healthier communities, with better access to continuous self-care and prevention and early diagnosis of diseases.
Mr. Jong-Yoon Won, CEO of Insung Information, comments that “the past two years has been the cornerstone for Korea’s u-healthcare industry. Now is the beginning of u-healthcare diffusion in public sectors.” He also mentions that “we are very proud to be a part of this project. Insung will proactively develop and expand u-healthcare technology, and contribute to the improvement of healthcare service for Korean citizens.”