Gemalto delivers secure connectivity for innovative health and wellness M2M hub

Austin, TX, Feb 25, 2014 - Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces its Cinterion® M2M technology is providing secure wireless connectivity for a next generation smart health and wellness M2M hub, developed by Vignet Corp. This award-winning and cost-effective Hub(1) consolidates information from medical sensors by leveraging a cloud-based server that transforms data into easy-to-understand insights. Gemalto’s Cinterion® 3G/4G module enables the cellular transmission of data so that healthcare providers can provide remote care to patients. The end-to-end solution meets US privacy regulations like HIPAA(2), ensuring patient information is accessed only by authorized individuals.
 
According to Juniper Research, the remote patient monitoring solutions are expected to save healthcare providers up to $36 billion by 2018. The Gemalto-enabled Vignet Hub solution collects data from many sensors and devices such as pedometers, electrocardiogram patch, sleep sensors, weight scales, blood glucose and blood pressure devices and provides a dashboard view of overall health status to authorized caregivers and the health system. Medication reminders and behavioral prompts are delivered to the touch screen on the Hub or to the user’s mobile device to help with chronic disease management.
 
The mHealth technology sends alarm notifications to healthcare providers when medication is missed or thresholds are met which can improve remote patient monitoring and medical response time.  Integrating Gemalto’s connectivity, the Vignet Hub provides an innovative, secure, HIPAA and privacy-compliant system. The Hub controls the collection, transfer, integration, and analysis of information while reporting sensor or manual based health related data about the patient’s well-being.
 
"Gemalto is leading the industry in enabling an end-to-end infrastructure that can handle disparate data and groups across the health and wellness landscape," said Praduman Jain, CEO, Vignet Corp. "The M2M solution’s connectivity across any network is crucial to addressing global needs such as extending physician oversight and medical care delivery to rural areas, and hard to reach populations.
 
"Vignet Corp and Gemalto are at the center of the Internet of Things with innovations in remote patient monitoring that can reduce hospital re-admission, the duration of hospitalization, or the number of clinical visits for a more comfort oriented healthcare experience," said Paul Kobos, Head of M2M, Gemalto North America. "The growing aging population and an increase in chronic conditions are pushing healthcare systems to their limits, highlighting the need for modern solutions like the Vignet Hub that provide superior efficient management.”
 
(1) The Hub  has been certified to strict safety, regulatory and wireless certifications using Global standards such as IEC 60601, 60960, CE Mark, FCC, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, Wi-Fi and Industry Canada (IC). The Vignet Hub has already achieved several design wins, in Class I and Class II medical applications, by leading Federal and commercial organizations.
 
(2) Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for individually identifiable health information held by covered entities and their business associates and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same time, the Privacy Rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of health information needed for patient care and other important purposes


About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2012 annual revenues of €2.2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 83 offices and 13 Research & Development centers, located in 43 countries.

We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. We develop secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services made possible.

Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.

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