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New eHAB platform takes telehealth to a new level

23 Nov 2020
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Brisbane company NeoRehab is transforming telehealth services with launch of its latest eHAB platform.

The new platform is the first clinically-validated telerehabilitation solution for Allied Health Professionals and their patients, says eHAB founder Prof Trevor Russell.

“It will transform the lives of people right across Australia,” he says.

The new platform will particularly benefit chronic pain patients – particularly those in remote areas and others who find it difficult to visit a local pain care specialist.

Prof Russell says the platform solves many problems faced by allied health professionals when delivering services online and improves functionality, reliability, accessibility – and patient security.

“While telehealth consultations over the phone or platforms such as Zoom do work, our system provides additional layers of functionality such as patient measurements which are vital to delivering enhanced patient care.”

Launched more than 10 years ago, NeoRehab recognised the need for more advanced telehealth technology following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new eHAB telehealth platform offers advanced functionality such as:

  • Patient measurement – which allows for Occupational Therapists to determine exactly what aids individual clients need in their homes – and precisely where to put them
  • Joint measurement tools such as goniometers which allow Physiotherapists to determine an individual’s precise range of motion
  • High-definition recording tools which allow Audiologists and Speech Pathologists to effectively diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions. For example, eHAB has been used to help improve the quality of speech in Parkinson’s Disease patients, meaning that they are still able to maintain meaningful communication and engagement with the world around them
  • “As eHAB was developed by clinicians for clinicians its services have been tailor-made to suit what actually works for patients in real life,” says Prof Russell.

“Lack of specialised telehealth solutions for rehabilitation was a problem for practitioners and a problem for patients – and we worked hard to solve that problem.”

Prof Russell says eHAB’s reliability is second to none.

Patient privacy never at risk

Rural and remote places, in particular, often mean that the internet signal isn’t very strong.

Traditional telehealth platforms often require a lot of bandwidth to run, meaning that they are extremely slow, frequently drop out or simply don’t work altogether.

eHAB’s adaptive bandwith engine and unique “beyond bandwidth recording” eliminates this problem thus ensuring a seamless delivery of patient care. eHAB also comes with end-to-end encryption, meaning that patient privacy is never at risk.

eHAB can be accessed via personal computer or iPad app.

It is ideal for not only remote, rural and regional patients where specialist services may not be easily accessible, but also for inner city patients wanting to minimise the risk of COVID-19 exposure and avoid traffic and parking problems.

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