Greetings! The summer has found our agency busy. A few months ago, a baby girl was added to my family so I have been out of the office for a while but I am returning to our telemonitoring project with exciting news.
Yesterday, we were able to submit a purchase order to Honeywell HomMed for 6 telemonitoring units. We were able to purchase some “peripheral” monitoring devices which include oximeters, scales, blood pressure kits, a PT/INR machine (to monitor blood thinning medications) as well as two video phones and a glucometer kit! Some of our units will be GPRS enabled, allowing for wireless communication from the peripheral monitoring device to the central unit.
We were able to use the full Blandin grant amount and chose to use additional funds from another grant to secure the amount of equipment we felt was initially necessary to create a lasting and effective telemonitoring program. Our matching Lakewood funds will be used to assist with marketing, training, and implementing our new program.
We will continue to update you as to our progress. Happy Summer!
The Blandin Foundation is supporting four standout broadband programs through the Light Speed program. The program’s purpose is to stimulate the deployment of bandwidth intensive applications that connect local institutions to area resident’s home. This post comes from a Light Speed community leader.