Friday, Medical Care Technologies Inc. announced the completion of its Tele-Health™ Suite 6.17 technology designed to treat congestive heart failure (CHF).

CHF home patients can use the Tele-Health technology to remotely answer health related questions; the process is supplemented with medical parameters including blood pressure and weight. Data analysis is performed automatically by Tele-Health™ Suite and then sent and reviewed by a healthcare professional.

A study by the Department of Community and Family Medicine, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, and Chinese University of Hong Kong found that coronary heart disease accounts for 22% of cardiovascular deaths in urban areas and 13% in rural areas. This is partly because of a worsening profile of risk factors, such as an increased prevalence of hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, overweight/obesity, diabetes, etc. and partly because of an increase in the aged population. MCDE’s technology aims to combat increasing health problems.

Ning Wu, President of MDCE, stated, “We are extremely pleased to have completed this updated CHF application for our Tele-Health™ Suite. Research has demonstrated that on average, patients managing their CHF via telehealth remote monitoring can reduce their health care system utilization by up to 30%. This translates into substantial savings for both the patient and the healthcare system.”