Stockholm-headquartered Kiwok developed the BodyKom Series™ service in cooperation with several technology partners. The service enables remote monitoring of patients with long-term health conditions, such as heart patients and people with diabetes and hypertension. Patients who require regular check-ups, but not necessarily in-hospital care, can be equipped with electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors, a small control device and a smart mobile phone that transmits real-time data regarding their medical condition to the hospital via a secure mobile network connection.
The Blaze Advisor BRMS provides flexibility and decision support for the BodyKom service, and is used to define the rules that help determine a patient's condition and ensure that the information is sent to the caregiver at the right time. If dangerous deviations from standard ECG data are detected, hospital services are immediately alerted of the patient's deteriorating health and able to dispatch the necessary assistance.
"Reliability, data security and intelligent communication in real time are critical in healthcare, just as in other time- and cost-critical initiatives," said Anders Björlin, business architect and co-founder of Kiwok. "Blaze Advisor helps BodyKom deliver significant cost savings for the healthcare sector by supporting early detection, continuous remote care, prediction of care demands, and quality of life improvement for patients."
"Kiwok's unique application of rule technology demonstrates the power and versatility of Blaze Advisor when used in critical applications," said Mark Layden, vice president, Enterprise Decision Management Technologies at Fair Isaac. "As an integral part of Kiwok's production platform, Blaze Advisor delivers the capacity for intelligent communication and better decision-making in care processes with the help of improved real-time data. We believe that this innovative combination of technologies will deliver great benefits to both patients and healthcare providers."
About Kiwok BodyKom Series
BodyKom Series™ makes it possible
- to detect ill health early
- to evaluate diagnose data based on traditional medical rules
- to follow up treatment processes and medication on patients out-of-hospital
- to follow and predict care demands in pre-hospital services
- to directly transfer the information to the individual EHCR (electronic health care record)
- to increase the individual mobility in out-patient care
- to increase security for the patient and relatives with real-time monitoring
- to increase safety via outdoor and indoor positioning and fall detection.
With intelligent communication as part of the care processes, the dialog between the patient and the nurse or physician can be more interactive and based on actual information.
BodyKom Series™ healthcare service has open interfaces and can be connected to body-close sensors and standard mobile phones. Kiwok's intelligent communication hub, ShrtCut™, provides high availability, high security and scalability, and enables its customers' infrastructures to be connected through a world-leading adapter technology in real time.
About Fair Isaac Blaze Advisor
Fair Isaac's Blaze Advisor is a core technology of the company's suite of products for Enterprise Decision Management, which combines data analytics, predictive modeling, decision model optimization and policy-level control to help organizations define and manage their automated business systems for improved efficiency and greater profitability.
The latest release of Blaze Advisor includes the advanced Rete III inference engine for best-in-class performance within complex, enterprise-class deployments and powerful rules management capabilities. Blaze Advisor is used by many of the world's leading companies. It is the first rules engine to support Java, .NET and COBOL deployment of the same rules. The multi-platform solution supports Web Services and SOA, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platforms, Microsoft .NET and COBOL for z/OS mainframes.
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Headquartered in Kista (Stockholm) Sweden, Kiwok AB was founded in October 2003 by Anders Björlin and Björn Söderberg. Today, the company has nine employees, including a representative in Sydney, Australia. In 2005, Kiwok's turnover was 2.5 MSEK.
About Fair Isaac
Fair Isaac (NYSE:FIC) makes decisions smarter. The company's solutions and technologies for Enterprise Decision Management give businesses the power to automate more processes, and apply more intelligence to every customer interaction. Through increasing the precision, consistency and agility of their decisions, Fair Isaac clients worldwide increase sales, build customer value, cut fraud losses, manage credit risk, reduce operational costs, meet changing compliance demands and enter new markets more profitably. Founded in 1956, Fair Isaac powers hundreds of billions of decisions per year in financial services, insurance, telecommunications, retail, consumer branded goods, healthcare and the public sector. Fair Isaac also helps millions of individuals manage their credit health through the www.myfico.com website.
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