EXTON, PA USA, February 10, 2015 – ThingWorx, a PTC® (Nasdaq: PTC) business and leading Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, announced today that ICURO, a consumer-centric care outcomes research and digital health management organization, has selected the ThingWorx® IoT Platform to power its intelligent care models by delivering personalized, actionable health information to consumers in order to promote sustainable healthy habits.
According to a McKinsey & Company report, "The big data revolution in healthcare: Accelerating value and innovation," the era of open information in healthcare has begun. This means that industry payors and providers are beginning to analyze data in order to obtain insights that could identify patterns which could improve treatments and deliver personalized health care information for better lifestyle choices.
ICURO is using the ThingWorx IoT Platform to launch its digital hub for consumer-centric care. It enables ICURO to connect all stakeholders in the new consumer-centric ecosystem consisting of providers, payors, employers, pharmaceuticals, and medical device companies with an integrated care delivery platform. The real time data collection and intelligent analysis of data allow consumers and providers to focus on health outcomes and enable personalized care management pathways.
"ICURO is a good example of how IoT technology can improve communication between health care organizations and consumers to enable better health management and more effective treatments," said Russ Fadel, president, ThingWorx. "The ThingWorx platform will enable ICURO to simplify and speed its development, reducing the time it takes ICURO to deploy secured healthcare solutions to market."
Using ThingWorx, ICURO is able to offer consumer and provider-centric dashboards that deliver personalized data that is more meaningful and actionable to the consumer.
"ICURO's mission is to improve health care access at much lower costs while providing the quality of care and convenience that consumers have come to expect in every other aspect of their digital lives," said Bipin Thomas, president, ICURO. "Using the ThingWorx platform we are able to securely and efficiently collect and interpret data from multiple medical devices such as blood pressure monitors, glucometers and cardiac measurement devices that can offer real time care interventions and personalized healthcare management."