Tactio, Garmin to make telehealth senior-friendly

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Tactio Health Group and Garmin are teaming-up to monitor the daily health and well-being of seniors. The joint solution adds Garmin wearables to the existing list of connected devices — including blood pressure monitors, scales, glucometers, thermometers and pulse oximeters — that can sign along Tactio apps, enabling data collection without mandating third-party accounts.

According to Tactio, in order for wearables to be adopted by seniors they must meet a few criteria, including boasting a 1-year battery life, and having the ability to work with a single account that also provides them with a unified experience to connect devices, collect data, respond to questionnaires and engage with their provider.

And so the Garmin vívofit 3 with TactioRPM patient apps has been born, and is ready to allow payers, providers and pharma to roll out health and wellness monitoring programs with a single dedicated patient-facing telehealth application.

“We have users in their 70s, 80s and 90s helping us understand their issues with mHealth well,” Michel Nadeau, P.Eng., CEO of Tactio Health Group, said in a statement. “Our relentless pursuit of a solution for them has generated this tight integration of the Garmin vívofit 3 into our patient apps making TactioRPM the best mobile solution for senior telehealth programs.”

TactioRPM is an app-enabled platform that combines mobile apps, hundreds of connected health integrations (incl. Garmin, A&D, Fitbit, Roche, Nonin, Omron & Welch Allyn), patient questionnaires, digital coaching programs and HIPAA-compliant messaging. Its range of clinical applications includes chronic disease monitoring, population health screening, clinical research and post-acute care. TactioRPM is registered as a Class 1 with the FDA, CE and ANVISA.