Chesterfield, Derbyshire. 3rd May, 2018: IoT Solution Provider InVMA is pleased to announce that GCE Healthcare has launched Clarity™, a secure online platform that enables home oxygen providers to remotely monitor GCE’s Zen-O™ range of portable oxygen concentrators (POCs). Thanks to the platform, GCE Healthcare can enable home oxygen providers, and provide patients and their families instant access to information from flow to oxygen purity, device location and battery life. In this way they can:-
- Monitor device performance and carry out predictive maintenance
- Optimise assets, ensuring patients have the right device
- Help patients manage their adherence to prescriptions
- Track device location using GPS and GSM technologies
InVMA developed Clarity for GCE Healthcare using PTC’s ThingWorx® Industrial Innovation Platform and facilitated the delivery of the project by bringing together an ecosystem of partners.
The connectivity hardware within the Zen-O™ devices was designed by CoCom in the UK using Intel® Technology. Connectivity is provided by Stream Technologies’ global roaming SIM and managed through their IoT-X™ platform. An additional security layer to protect patient confidentiality will be provided by Device Authority’s KeyScaler™ platform enabling secure device onboarding, authentication and key rotation.
InVMA Managing Director, Patrick Nash commented: “This project is an important milestone in GCE and InVMA’s history. Using PTC’s Industrial Innovation Platform, ThingWorx, we have significantly reduced GCE’s time to market while accommodating changes resulting from direct customer feedback. Our Agile methodology has accommodated several iterations and together positioned GCE in the market with a superior product.”
Data obtained from the devices will not only improve patient care, but significantly improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of asset management and field service. The project is expected to positively impact on GCE Healthcare’s service quality and sales of the Zen-O™ range of devices.
GCE Healthcare Group Product Manager, Donald Oleforo commented: “This project has moved GCE into the world of connected healthcare with new services and revenue streams based on a secure and scalable platform. It has significantly improved our offering to our customers, the patients we serve, and their clinicians. True partners through this journey, InVMA have an open style and don’t rest until the product is right. We look forward to continuing our partnership with them as we extend into other areas of connected products and operations.”
Tern Plc Director and InVMA Chairman Bruce Leith commented: “InVMA’s relationship with GCE is very important and we look forward to supporting GCE as they scale in the connected medical device market and together explore the other sectors in their portfolio.”
InVMA design, develop and deploy applications and hardware that improve or transform the way organisations do business. The company enables the creation of new revenue streams, enhanced customer satisfaction and improved operational efficiency.
InVMA deliver innovative IoT solutions by combining world-class management consulting expertise with objective technology advisory as well as hardware, software, IT and OT technical capabilities.
As a new breed of IoT solution provider and a ThingWorx gold partner, InVMA work closely with our clients to address and leverage the disruption IoT creates for businesses.
About GCE Healthcare
GCE is a trusted brand with a global presence, with manufacturing facilities in Czech Republic, United Kingdom and China, and offices around the world, GCE maintains its position as a market leader in its field with innovative solutions and products.
As part of GCE Group, GCE Healthcare develops and manufactures a range of high-quality, safe and reliable medical gas solutions and devices that help healthcare professionals and providers worldwide to meet the needs of patients and to achieve high standards of care. Our equipment is designed, manufactured and delivered to the highest standards and comply with applicable quality and regulatory standards.
GCE Healthcare’s products include; medical gas regulators, cylinder valves, suction pumps, resuscitators which are used in hospitals, pneumatic and electronic gas conservers and portable oxygen concentrators for use at home.
About Tern PLC
Tern PLC is a London listed (AIM: TERN) Investment company for the Internet of Things and 50% shareholder of InVMA. They work alongside ambitious entrepreneurs in the cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) spaces.
Tern acquire or invest in companies, which have proven technology, a commercial track record and significant cornerstone customers that can be grown substantially over a three-year period to maximise shareholder value.