Go Riverwalk Magazine – July 2020
At-home health monitoring when we need it most
When you think of the biggest advancements made in technology, household names like Apple, Google, Adobe, and more recently, Zoom, come to mind.
All are located in California’s Silicon Valley. However, Silicon Valley isn’t the only place making waves in the tech industry. WITHmyDOC, a Fort Lauderdale-based tech company, is looking to add their name to the list of Florida tech companies making a significant impact in the industry.
WITHmyDOC, which stands for Web-based Intelligence Transforming Healthcare, is a remote patient monitoring platform that is a much-needed addition to the healthcare industry. Founder Richard Rodriguez, who is also the CEO of the information technology company Centuric, launched the WITHmyDOC remote patient monitoring program as a way to fill a gap in the healthcare industry.
“We started developing the WITHmyDOC platform two years ago because we saw a real lack in current telemedicine solutions at that time. They lack any real time data thus it’s a big hindrance for the patient to get quality care and for the physician to get the best possible information to treat the patient,” said Rodriguez.
The way it works is patients are given an RPM@home kit which stands for “remote patient monitoring.” The base kit includes all of the necessary devices for at home monitoring like a blood pressure cuff, weight scale and pulse oximeter. Additional devices can also be added to the kit, depending on the patient’s condition, such as monitoring sensors for ECG, temperature, and a glucometer to detect any significant health changes throughout the day. Each kit also has a tablet with the monitoring software connected wirelessly to all of the devices. Aft er the data is produced from each device, the tablet collects that data and shares it directly with your physician.
The digital software is also programmed with ease of use in mind for both doctor and patient. The platform can be viewed on a desktop, laptop, tablet or phone, and even data from health devices like fitness bracelets, smart scales and more and can be used in conjunction with the RPM kit.
“We really focus on getting our program in the hands of patients that have chronic illnesses like congestive heart failure, diabetes, and COPD — conditions that require frequent monitoring and today, this has become even more prevalent,” said Rodriguez.
Prevalent it has become indeed with the current Covid-19 pandemic still yet to be contained. Prior to the outbreak of Covid, WITHmyDOC was already making an impact on the way patients with chronic illnesses could now easily monitor their vitals remotely.
Now, however, it seems it has set a precedent for where the future of medicine is headed and how the healthcare industry can continue to adapt. “Covid-19 has changed the healthcare industry forever and has really brought telemedicine to the forefront. For us, the pandemic has put our company into hyperdrive. We’re working harder, hiring more developers, and are on a growth trajectory,” Rodriguez said.
Small Business Stats – WITHmyDOC
Owner: Richard Rodriguez
Phone: (786) 621-2910