FireLogic, Inc. says it’s embracing Apple’s “Digital Hub” concept by adapting it to the home healthcare world. The company has announced a new product series called the HealthEngage Technology Platform, designed to assist chronic illness sufferers track the progress of their treatment.
FireLogic president Michael Slage explained that the idea of a “digital hub” doesn’t need to be limited to entertainment alone.
“There are over 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic diseases, hypertension, diabetes, etc. who must regularly use medical devices in their homes. They would greatly benefit by having a ‘digital health hub’ in their living rooms,” said Slage.
HealthEngage-Asthma is the first software application announced by FireLogic. The software provides asthma sufferers with a way to track their pea flow meter readings, asthma attacks, and the medication they’ve used. The data is uploaded to the HealthEngage secure server, where it’s available for view by the patient, their caregiver, or their doctor.
FireLogic indicates that HealthEngage is designed as a Java-based solution that has been optimized to run under Apple’s Mac Runtime for Java. A Mac OS X version has been announced, and FireLogic expects to make it available on March 24th.
FireLogic plans to make future versions of HealthEngage available for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Weight Loss/Fitness Management.
A fully functional 15 day demo is available for download from the
HealthEngage Web site. The full software can also be purchased online and downloaded.