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Aetonix will use Trudell Medical Group’s background to deliver remote patient monitoring

Now under the TMG banner, Aetonix will have the opportunity to further augment its offering by integrating TMG's clinical background.

September 14, 2021  by CM Staff

OTTAWA — The Trudell Medical Group (TMG) located in Ontario, Canada, owns a portfolio of Canadian and US companies, bringing medical devices and services to healthcare professionals and patients. Within the portfolio, Trudell Medical International (Canada) and Monaghan Medical (US) sell their Aerochamber® and Aerobika® respiratory devices.

In January 2021, TMG took a step into virtual care delivery, through the acquisition of Aetonix Systems, an Ottawa-based remote patient management platform. Aetonix recognized early on that virtual care needed to progress further. While remote patient “monitoring” often remains narrowed to digital devices and data collection, Aetonix developed its “management” platform to enable a more dynamic, multi-constituent center of care, customized around the patient. With the aTouchAway® platform by Aetonix, clinicians and their care team, often supported by patient family members, have been able to treat to guidelines and empower users to self-educate, driving improved patient care plan compliance.

Now under the TMG banner, Aetonix will have the opportunity to further augment its offering by integrating TMG’s clinical background. A recent partnership with Ontario’s Quinte Health Care (QHC) hospital system, focused on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) care management, validates the potential for other models. The Quinte care teams, supported by ProResp’s clinicians, and all integrated within Aetonix’s platform, form a virtual circle of care within the region. QHC’s four hospitals discharge COPD patients post-exacerbation to these Quinte care teams, who manage them virtually through aTouchAway® and visits as needed by ProResp’s team of Respiratory Therapists. This model has led to a stable continuum of care for COPD patients integral to making a successful transition from hospital to home.

Despite the pandemic’s challenges, it has also demonstrated that it is possible to deliver more coordinated care management, by combining Remote Patient Management technology with virtual clinical support to achieve better patient outcomes, reduced hospital readmissions and virtual care at scale for everyone. The intent of this model is to alleviate constraints and allow us to deliver better, faster, more coordinated and patient-centred care.

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