News : emCare Invests in Safer, More Independent and a Healthier Lifestyle
June 17, 2014 -- emCare is the creation of a partnership between Vassallo Group’s elderly care operation, CareMalta and 6PM PLC, the IT solutions company in international healthcare solutions. The result is a highly motivated and dedicated fusion of healthcare and technology to provide continuous and real-time health and environmental monitoring.
emCare, along with GO PLC, is a provider of the government-subsidised TelecarePlus service for the Maltese Islands.
The TelecarePlus and eCare services offer monitoring allowing the 24/7 call centre to know if our client is well or needs help without even needing to press a button. There is a vast range of devices available which are aimed at peace of mind, prevention and maintaining one's independence within their home.
Taking it one step further, the introduction of a simple-to-use mobile phone extends the service to anywhere in Malta, Gozo and the rest of Europe. This phone can be controlled by the next of kin from a website to make the setup as simple as possible for the user. The SOS button on the back of the phone is the one and only button that needs to be pressed in any emergency situation.
Upon doing this, the next of kin will not only be contacted but will also receive an exact pin-point GPS location of where their loved one is. In many unfortunate cases a Geo-fencing setup may be required to inform the next of kin that the user has left their specified safe zone to be able to track them down and get them back home safely.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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EmCare Holdings Inc., or EmCare, is an American provider of physician services for emergency departments, inpatient physician services, inpatient radiology management programs and anesthesiology services.
Published: Tuesday, June 17, 2014