Project grant for remote blood pressure monitoring

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Doctor2Go is pleased to announce it will receive a Callaghan Innovation Project Grant to help integrate blood pressure monitoring into its telemedicine service.

Doctor2Go offers consultations with doctors in different locations, over a secure internet platform, and with the assistance of smart medical diagnostic tools. A new blood pressure monitoring integration will allow doctors to remotely walk their patients through a blood pressure check using on-site healthcare tech tools that provide real-time blood pressure results to the medical team.

Michael Haskell, Doctor2Go Director, says a Project Grant from Callaghan Innovation will help us accelerate the development and roll-out of the new blood pressure monitoring service currently being trialled with nib.

“We’re really pleased to secure Callaghan Innovation co-funding for our project, particularly with their role at the forefront of New Zealand innovation. Blood pressure monitoring is an important part of any doctor’s consultation and this grant will help us to improve medical access for more kiwis,” says Mr Haskell.

“A growing area of concern for New Zealand organisations is how to best help their team members proactively manage their health & wellbeing. The Doctor2Go team helps them skip the doctor’s waiting room and proactively access medical advice from their office or handheld electronic device.”

Doctor2Go has already commenced a blood pressure monitoring trial with team members of insurance company nib, and the early results have been positive. Rob Hennin, nib’s Chief Executive Officer says the Doctor2Go service has been integrated into nib’s wellbeing strategy.

“We have integrated the Doctor2Go service into our holistic wellbeing strategy. The platform is used on average 15 times per month, and our people think it’s great. It provides them with the opportunity to consult with a GP quickly and conveniently without leaving the office. We believe that bringing this service into the workplace is going to redefine corporate wellness,” said Rob Hennin, nib Chief Executive Officer