Kardio Group CEO Dr Riaz Motara

Based
on its recent analysis of the South African Internet of Medical Things (IOMT)
market, London-based growth partnership organisation, Frost and Sullivan, has
recognized Kardio Group with the 2019 South Africa Product Line Strategy
Leadership Award.

Each
year Frost and Sullivan presents this award to the company that develops a
comprehensive product line that caters to the breadth of the market it serves.
The award recognises the extent to which the product line meets customer base
demands, and the overall impact it has in terms of customer value and increased
market share.

In
the award announcement, it was noted that: “Kardio Group’s sophisticated online
platform and ecosystem of integrated, connected devices as well as its
impressive list of partners give it a distinct competitive edge in a complex market.
Its solutions accurately predict risks and monitor non-communicable diseases
(NCDs) such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD).”

Adding
to this, Nicholas Burger, Ph.D., Consultant at Frost and Sullivan, said: “The
Kardio Group leverages advanced technology to offer one of the world’s most
precise and advanced toolkits for monitoring and assessing NCD risk. Kardio
Group excels in innovation geared towards patients such as home monitoring via
its Kardiofit solution, as well as in-practice diagnostic, risk stratification,
and disease management via its KardioPro solution.”

The
company, led by CEO Dr Riaz Motara (above), also partners with iHealth, a global health
informatics company that designs fitness tracking and health monitoring
devices, as well as with ER24, an ambulance service to assist patients with
cardiovascular emergencies detected through remote monitoring.”

Kardio
Group’s solutions are fully automated with cloud-based storage of all health
data. For instance, Kardiofit is a Bluetooth home-based monitoring solution for
patients with hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and COPD that links to emergency
care.

KardioPro
is a practice-based solution that connects a suite of point-of-care (POC)
devices to measure an array of vital signs with the company’s online platform. Medical
practitioners can utilise KardioPro to capture health data accurately. Captured
metrics include pulse, blood pressure, stroke volume, cardiac output, and the
ankle-brachial index. The system also calculates and tracks body mass index,
blood oxygen saturation (oximetry), and blood glucose levels.

Additionally,
the system allows practitioners to assess a patient’s cholesterol, HbA1c, renal
function, and urine protein levels through validated POC devices. KardioPro
permits physicians to visualise, analyse, and share data from their offices or
while on the move, thereby improving adherence and fostering streamlined
doctor-patient interactions.

SOURCE:
Frost and Sullivan Communication