3rd Pillar Clinical, with a little help from ZDoggMD, spoke and exhibited at the "Internet of the Patient" sessions during the IoT World, Dublin. We are very grateful to eHealth Ireland / HSE for organising the event and 3rd Pillar Clinical's participation.
3rd Pillar Clinical is proud to join a community of Connected Health innovators under the ARCH banner. ARCH (Applied Research in Connected Health) is an industry-driven technology centre for connected health.
3rd Pillar Clinical and ARCH are collaborating on the development of a proof-of-concept programme entitled “A Coaching service that supports Adolescent Diabetics, their families and their wider circle to create the environment for optimal self management”.
For more information check-out www.arch.ie.
We love the CNS Summit and will return for another 4 days of wonderful networking and learning. It's more than 'presentations' - it's a real meeting with real outcomes that are shaping clinical trials. Diarmuid Quinn is co-chair of the "Connected Clinical Trials" working domain.
Contact Diarmuid through firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know more or feel that you have something to offer the invite-only Connected Clinical Trials pre-meeting on Thursday 27th October.
Diarmuid took a contrarian view on connectivity in his talk entitled "The Best Connectivity Could be No Connectivity!". Note the work "could". It's not that he was railing against the integration of connectivity into medical devices, but asked the questions: Do you need it? Might you not be better served by enrolling patients onto an informational program that supports your device? What about providing targeted coaching and 'in-time' support? Is it not true that an informed patient is a compliant patient?
Connectivity is a two-way flow. 3rd Pillar Clinical is founded on the principles of 'Patient Engagement through Meaningful Communication'. This means reaching out to patients using media that they understand and are comfortable with instead of tracking them.
Having said that, there is a time and a place for connectivity in medical devices, and 3rd Pillar Clinical's Orchestrator is an ideal integration point for your device, allowing it to trigger a rich set of responses to your measurement or event.