Alere Connect HomeLink Platform Gets FDA Approval
The device features a 7-inch touch-screen display allowing patients to submit responses to disease management questions along with test measurements.Alere Connect, formerly known as MedApps, has been granted a 510(k) market clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for HomeLink, which provides a gateway to Alere's Connected Health platform, with integrated products and services for health management. The product offering is part of a series of the company’s connected device technologies, which are designed to empower patients to self-test at home and deliver data to clinical systems accessed by their health care providers. The company’s MobileLink product recently received FDA clearance in July 2013. "Alere HomeLink is the latest and most advanced of our connected device technologies and enhances the provider-patient relationship by empowering patients to manage their health more successfully in their homes and making critical health information easily available to their providers through our Alere CloudCare Platform," Ken Dicks, CEO of Alere Connect, said in a statement. HomeLink can connect to multiple compatible monitoring devices with Bluetooth and Low-Energy Bluetooth for wireless integration. It can also use a wired USB connection to integrate devices with no radio protocol (the lower cost Alere MobileLink provides one USB connection).
The device features a 7-inch touch-screen display that allows patients to submit responses to disease management questions along with their test measurements. Both devices’ core function is automated data transmission to the cloud.