Panasonic’s Launches Telehealth to Assisted Living Facilities
The market for telehealth solutions is growing rapidly as technologies and networks improve. Users across the globe – from patients to healthcare providers – are looking for an efficient, cost effective way to make use of health services.
A recent report from BCC Research predicts the market willgrow to $43.4 billion by 2019, – with the ‘telehome’ category dominating the segment.
IHS also predicts that the market will grow tenfold from 2013 to 2018 – accounting for $4.5 billion in deployments of telehealth services like video conferencing and remote patient monitoring.
In line with this growth, the new Health and Wellness Solutions business group from Panasonic Corporation has announced it’s launching “On4Today” a tablet-based telehealth, non-clinical service aimed at helping long-term care and assisted living facilities.
The hope is the offering will help residents to live more independently while also being able to keep in touch with their care providers as well as with family and friends in today’s socially-connected world.
Being launched in November, the service is delivered via a light weight tablet that connects to Wi-Fi, so users can take it with them and be ‘always on.’ It also makes it easy to keep track of appointments and daily activities with reminders with a calendar feature and includes large fonts and audible and visual prompts to easily toggle between tasks.