RemoteA Group specializes in cardiac data analysis, software servces and remote diagnostic services, and is a certified medical device manufacturer.
The global healthcare status may at first glance appear bleak: population is aging, but healthcare resources may not increase to same extent. Healthcare professionals retire too, as in a couple of years it is estimated that one third of Physicians are over 55 years old. How to take care of the well-being and health of the population in accordance with our shared, humane values?
Fortunately, health technology offers us effective, even better solutions for prevention, treatment and rebound. RemoteA is strongly involved in this positive development. High quality and reliable health technology solutions make it possible to take care of our fellow citizens in need for help, even more effectively than before. We believe that the healthcare revolution leads our way to improved healthcare:
We improve healthcare for the benefit of patients, healthcare institutions and societies by providing a remote diagnostic service making diagnosis cheaper, better and faster. We specialise in cardiac and respiratory diagnostics.
As a result of remote monitoring and consultation services since 2002, we have developed expertise in cardiac analysis software development and we have substantial expertise in assisting the diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmia, blood pressure and sleep apnea.
With our services healthcare organisations have already helped more than 170 000 healthcare customers during the last 15 years in the form of ECG, sleep apnea and ABPM consultations. We will continue to strive for improved healthcare in the future too.
RemoteA Oy has raised EUR 1.2 million in funding from the EU to develop SmartECG, an algorithm-based software product for automatically analysing ECG. Of the 104 ICT companies that applied for the funding, only four companies were chosen, with RemoteA receiving the highest scores. The SmartECG solution is made unique by its universality: SmartECG will be the first and only automatic clinical decision-making support solution to be compatible with 80% of ECG-monitoring devices, and suitable for both primary and secondary health care professionals. SmartECG will also be the first and only clinical decision making tool for GP’s when treating patients with cardiovascular disease.
With great mix of leading cardiologists, cardiac electrophysiologists, algorithm developers and business expertise, we are able to help our client organizations create more value for their end-user customers. RemoteA’s medical director is Prof. Lauri Toivonen, the former Chief Cardiologist of Helsinki University Hospital.
RemoteA Ltd is a member of Healthtech Finland
We have developed our remote monitoring and consultation services since 2002 and by today, we have established a widespread network of general practitioners, specialist physicians and healthcare organizations in Finland, Sweden and United Kingdom. Our Remote Diagnostics Service Platform is operated in approximately 250 health care units and with leading cardiac electrophysiologists. Read more about the value we bring to healthcare in eHealth Services and in respective country-specific websites (Sweden and United Kingdom)
RemoteA Ltd. is a certified medical device manufacturing company and we have successfully developed and brought to market several medical devices such as an ECG device.
As pioneers in remote diagnostics, we have so far delivered over 170 000 ECG, sleep apnea and blood pressure consultation reports. Because of our extensive background as a distance diagnostics provider we have been able to accumulate a unique database of just the right kind of data to train our algorithms with.
Our cardiac database consists of 1,5+ million hours of clinically relevant data with findings, diagnosis and treatment recommendations provided by top cardiologists.
We also have experience in seismocardiography (SCG) and have developed a smart phone application utilizing both accelerometer and gyroscope (beatscanner.com). Additionally, we have developed analytics for phonocardiography (PCG).
Ever since our founding in 2002 we have strived to enable faster and more efficient diagnosis of patients. We set off with sleep apnea remote services, and today we are a well-established medical techonology company expanded to cardiac data analytics, versatile remote diagnostics services and medical devices. However, our story goes further beyond to the 1980’s where a persistent team of technical and medical professionals strived to develop executable sleep apnea diagnosis methods.
Behind many successes we can find individuals and teams with strong vision and determination, and that is the case here too. A young physicist Pekka Tiihonen joined a team working on neurophysiological diagnostics, especially EEG-telemetry, in a hospital at the eastern part of Finland bringing technical expertise to the team. At the time, sleep apnea analysis was quite rare and qualitative as the devices where based on expensive EEG-recorders, and therefore measuring and screening sleep apnea was unsystematic.
The team started to develop devices suitable to use at home. The first four-channel portable device was produced by Tiihonen’s team in 1989.
The sleep briefcase was able to identify clear sleep apnea cases but it was not possible to analyze and classify them precisely. At that time the embedded device operated independently and produced respiration signal curves after recording to Windows environment, says Tiihonen. After twenty years those raw curves have been reanalyzed and several scientific articles have been published.
The so called sleep briefcase was in use the following 14 years, while the team worked simultaneously to improve the accuracy and usability of it. Venla, the first sleep apnea device aimed entirely for home use was completed in 2002. Later Pekka Tiihonen started to work on his doctoral thesis “Novel Portable Devices for Recording Sleep Apnea and Evaluating Altered Consciousness”, which was published and accepted in 2009.
As pioneers in remote diagnostics, we have thus far delivered over 170 000 ECG, sleep apnea or blood pressure consultation reports. Because of our extensive background as a distance diagnostics provider we have been able to accumulate a unique database of just the right kind of data to train our algorithms with.
We feel grateful for being a part of the tradition and the future of medical and technical scientific development, relentless strive for a better world. Ingenuity, responsibility and effectiveness are the values at the core of our business.
No less, it is in the RemoteA algorithm.
02/2002: Company was founded by Mr. Ossi Tiihonen to commercialize sleep apnea telemedicine platform
04/2005: Launching of the RemoteA´s ECG telemedicine consultation service in Finland
09/2007: Expansion to UK; breakeven point for consultation service
10/2009: Expansion to Sweden; database of 5000 ECG analysis reports; beginning of big data analysis and first software development
09/2013: First working prototype of SmartECG algorithm software
02/2016: Internal validation of the SmartECG algorithm; new consultation platform development; reached client base of 250 clinics
1/2017: Remote Analysis Oy was sold to Coronaria Terveyspalvelut. RemoteA continues to provide the software solution and telemedicine platform for Coronaria Analyysipalvelut Oy.
03/2017: RemoteA Oy has raised EUR 1.2 million in funding from the EU to develop SmartECG, an algorithm-based software product for automatically analysing ECG. Of the 104 ICT companies that applied for the funding, only four companies were chosen, with RemoteA receiving the highest scores
RemoteA Ltd has earned the One of the Strongest Certificate based on the Rating Alfa -credit rating of Suomen Asiakastieto. It is a sign of a company’s positive financial figures, background information and good payment behaviour that only 12 % of Finnish companies are entitled to.
Mr Ossi Tiihonen, Managing Director
Chairman of the Board
Mr Jarno Mäkelä, CTO
Mr Lauri Toivonen
Mr Timo Hakkarainen
We are certified for ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 and we follow the European directive for medical devices (MDD) and the US FDA Quality System Regulations (QSR) in our quality processes. Additionally, we operate in conformance with the following standards: IEC 62304, IEC 60601-1, ISO 14971 and IEC 62366.