REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (January 23, 2019) — ForaCare, Inc., the new leader in medical device technology and web-based telehealth solutions, has been working with Fair Oaks Health Center, a satellite clinic of San Mateo Medical Center, to better monitor their diabetes patients using FORA® blood glucose devices with bluetooth technology.
The FORA Premium v10 BLE blood glucose meter with built in bluetooth technology was introduced to the clinic last year. The hope was that the technology could help caregivers monitor patient status and improve care. The meter uploads data to the cloud-based FORA® 24/7 HealthView server via iFORA smartphone app allowing care providers the ability to access patient data and make necessary adjustments that may prevent hospitalization.
“A significant portion of our patients don’t have access to or do not know how to use smartphones,” said Mary Grace Jue Leong, a diabetes educator at Fair Oaks. “We found a solution by applying to the County for tablets for the clinic. When patients without a smartphone come into the clinic with a meter, we help them use the tablets to access the data and upload it. The process is pretty simple and allows us better management their diabetes care plan.”
“We understand that every clinic has different needs, and we were happy to work with Fair Oaks to find a solution that works for them,” says Mike Tickle, ForaCare’s VP Business Development of Managed Care & Health Plans. “We personally sent reps to Fair Oaks to train them on how to use the app and meter, set up the iPads, and provided educational materials and assistance. We want to make sure integration is as easy as possible.”
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