Numera Introduces New Personal Health Home Hub; Lower Cost, Greater Connectivity Options for Large Scale TeleHealth Progra

No computer required, HealthPort™ offers a low cost personal health gateway supporting a broad range of wireless and “direct to cloud” telehealth solutions

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Numera announced today the launch of HealthPort, its next-generation remote health communications hub. HealthPort will provide telehealth connectivity for virtually any patient, transmitting personal health information through cellular networks, home broadband, digital or analog phone lines. The new product complements the company’s broad range of offerings providing robust PC, mobile and appliance connectivity solutions for telehealth and telecare, including its recently announced acquisition of BlueLibris. HealthPort is ideally suited for Independent Living, Chronic Condition Management, and Transitions in Care Services.

Designed for ease of use, HealthPort provides a simple, effective way for individuals to share health information on a real-time basis with their care team without the need and complexity of a smartphone or computer. The new hub includes:

  • Multiple connectivity options — analog and digital (VoIP) phone lines, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular and broadband
  • Capability to simultaneously connect up to four wired devices, and a virtually unlimited number of wireless devices
  • Ability for multiple family members to upload through a single hub
  • A highly graphical, user-friendly interface with a vibrant 3.5” color display

“The core focus of our solutions is to drive engagement, personal accountability and support for individuals, their families and their care team in proactively managing their health,” said Tim Smokoff, CEO of Numera. “Providing our partners with cost-effective ways to gather real-time health information without imposing the purchase of more technology than the participants in the program need is key to enabling broad adoption and improving results. If the participants don’t have smartphones or access to a computer, HealthPort is a cost effective alternative.”

“We designed the form factor to intentionally look much less like a medical instrument and more like a consumer electronic appliance to promote engagement,” said Bill Reid, Numera’s VP, Product Management. “Another design goal was to accommodate multiple devices at the same time. People managing diabetes, for example, may need to monitor their glucose levels, weight and blood pressure. HealthPort makes sharing all those measurements easy and convenient. Combined with our Numera Social platform and our partners' Care Management solutions, we have designed what we believe to be a complete end-to-end solution. We want to be able to support virtually any program and consumer technology level, and reinforce multiple paths of interactive user engagement, participant support and feedback.”

The HealthPort is planned to be available for trials in June, with wide-market release in the third quarter of this year. Numera will be demonstrating the product at their booth (#828) during the ATA exposition in San Jose, CA, April 29 – May 1, 2012.

About Numera

Numera (www.numera.com) provides affordable telehealth + telecare monitoring solutions that can be white-labeled for third-party providers of Independent Living, Chronic Condition Management, and Transitions in Care services to drive measurably better health. Its product suite of Numera Net, Numera Navigator, Numera Coach and Numera Social provides a cost-effective end-to-end platform for enabling accountability, self-management and collaboration in health care. An open-system approach and FDA-cleared gateway accommodates dozens of market-leading monitoring devices and, through its Numera Engage professional services team, integration to virtually any health management application.

Numera is headquartered in Seattle, with corporate offices in Sunnyvale, CA, Orlando, FL, and Camberley, UK.



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Loni Syltebo, Director, Marketing Communications, 206-876-1280
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