Published Monday, July 26, 2021
Microsoft Azure customers worldwide now gain access to ForaHealthyMe AI-enabled Rehab and Remote Patient Monitoring Solution to take advantage of the scalability, reliability, and agility of Azure to drive application development and shape business strategies.
ForaHealthyMe Intelligent Virtual Care Solutions today announced the availability of its AI-enabled tele-rehab and remote patient monitoring (RPM) solution in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. ForaHealthyMe customers can now take advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform, with streamlined deployment and management.
The ForaHealthyMe platform delivers low-cost, all-in-one comprehensive care tools to address the complex needs of patients with musculoskeletal, cardiology, neurological and cognitive impairment issues, and those in need of treatment due to COVID-19 long-haul issues. Post-COVID-19 patients, including those not admitted to hospital, are expected to have high needs for physical, psychological, and cognitive rehabilitation (long-COVID).
Current treatment models and technology, result in patients having to visit multiple treatment centers or conduct aspects of their care via video. This is inefficient, ineffective, and costly.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed gaps in our healthcare delivery model because of chronic underfunding and fixed costs, and inadequate protection for providers and frontline workers. It introduced new challenges to patient care as outpatient therapy was discontinued and inpatient admissions were greatly reduced. ForaHealthyMe Inc. addresses this gap by delivering low-cost AI and machine learning telehealth and tele-rehab technology solutions.
The solution utilizes Microsoft Azure features such as Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Health Bots, Azure Active Directory and Machine Learning. The solution empowers healthcare providers with relevant, intelligent data and algorithms so they can make informed decisions, while improving patient health outcomes and reducing medical costs.
The healthcare team can manage all aspects of patient care from the moment of diagnosis up until surgery, discharge, and rehab by using the integrated functionality of the ForaHealthyMe platform. This includes remote onboarding, assessments, communication, health records, virtual consults, data gathering, and rehab and range-of-motion protocol prescriptions. Supported by gamified 3D virtual coaches and kinematic computer vision technology, range-of-motion protocols including assessments for hip abduction, gait, squats, balance error scoring, sway and balance can be done remotely.
Patients can access a suite of applications including mental and physical health assessments, video calls, biometric data-gathering tools, along with educational and gamified virtual learning environments. Azure cloud technology enables video tutorials, data tracking from wearables, range of motion activities and other assessments which can be shared seamlessly and securely across devices. This gives the healthcare team a holistic view of the patient's health and allows for informed decision making and comprehensive care planning. The gamified virtual environment is enhanced by Azure Machine Learning algorithms that accurately measure a patient's functional capability across simple and complex motions during remote rehab and physical therapy sessions.
"Over the past year, we've witnessed rapid transformations in the health sector," said Courtney Cole, CEO, ForaHealthyMe Inc. "With a few exceptions, the global healthcare system has struggled to support the needs of patients. In many jurisdictions, hospitals were forced to cancel or delay necessary surgical procedures. The backlog and wait times mean patients will likely experience a deterioration in their health. In addition, the health system must now prepare for the future needs of COVID-19 long-haulers."
Long-COVID patients will require long-term support, therapy, and care to achieve the best health outcomes. ForaHealthyMe's AI tele-rehab and RPM solutions have demonstrated a clear value between increasing patients' access to care, improved outcome, and cost reduction. ForaHealthyMe AI tele-rehab and RPM solution has demonstrated a clear value between increasing patients' access to care, improved outcomes, and cost reduction."Microsoft Azure Marketplace lets customers worldwide discover, try, and deploy software solutions that are certified and optimized to run on Azure," said Jake Zborowski, General Manager, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp. "Azure Marketplace helps solutions like ForaHealthyMe reach more customers and markets."
Learn more about ForaHealthyMe in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace
The Azure Marketplace is an online market for buying and selling cloud solutions certified to run on Azure. The Azure Marketplace helps connect companies seeking innovative, cloud-based solutions with partners who have developed solutions that are ready to use.
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