Ideal Life Chooses Orange Business Services to Add Global Dimension to Remote Health Management

  Ideal Life Chooses Orange Business Services to Add Global Dimension to
  Remote Health Management

 Solutions  Expand in Europe and Latin America with Orange M2M communications

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- December 03, 2012

At the 2012 mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., Toronto-based remote health
provider Ideal Life announced that it has chosen Orange Business Services to
expand its remote monitoring solutions for wellness and chronic conditions to
an international audience. Orange will provide seamless machine to machine
(M2M) wireless connectivity for Ideal Life in Europe and Latin America,
promoting comprehensive remote care to the home and preventing non-critical
re-admissions of patients to hospitals.

“As an established and comprehensive provider of global M2M solutions, Orange
Business Services provides us with the perfect platform to deliver our remote
health monitoring services to a greater number of caregivers and insurance
providers from around the world,” said Harvey Goldberg, CEO of Ideal Life.
“For healthcare enterprises in these regions, our expanded services will lead
to better regulatory compliance, improve their migration to electronic medical
records (EMR) and reduce costs. For patients, we can offer a better quality of
life with comprehensive and reliable care to more homes, thereby reducing
hospital stays and providing around the clock, non-obtrusive preventive care.”

Ideal Life will be offering new medical hubs containing Orange SIM cards.
These hubs will reside in the home, collecting data from a variety of
health-related devices, from blood pressure monitors to glucose, oxygen
saturation and heart rate meters. Once collected, this information is
transmitted in real time over the Orange network to physicians who can access
it using a variety of devices such as tablets, smartphones and traditional
PCs. The application can also format the data into a standardized EMR,
improving compliance with recent legislation requiring such records.

“Technology is the gateway for transforming healthcare and improving quality
of life,” said Thierry Zylberberg, executive vice president, Orange
Healthcare, a division dedicated to developing e-health solutions. “Combining
our expertise in e-health with our global M2M solutions, Orange is well placed
to deliver advanced m-Health services to our customers like Ideal Life, and in
turn to their patients, health professionals, caregivers and insurance
carriers, with the goal in part to offer patients and their families peace of

About Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services, the France Telecom-Orange branch dedicated to B2B
services, is a leading global integrator of communications solutions for
multinational corporations. With the world's largest, seamless network for
voice and data, Orange Business Services reaches 220 countries and territories
with local support in 166. Offering a comprehensive package of communication
services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility, M2M, security, unified
communications, videoconferencing, and broadband, Orange Business Services
delivers a best-in-class customer experience across a global landscape.
Thousands of enterprise customers and 1.4 million mobile data users rely on an
Orange Business Services international platform for communicating and
conducting business. Orange Business Services was awarded three of the telecom
industry’s highest accolades at the annual World Communication Awards 2012 –
Best Global Operator, Best Cloud Service and the User’s Choice Award. Orange
Business Services is a five-time winner of Best Global Operator. Learn more at

France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications
operators with sales of 45.3 billion euros for 2011 and has 170,000 employees
worldwide at June 30, 2012. Orange is the Group's single brand for Internet,
television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the company
operates. France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment
A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.

Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material
are trademarks of Orange Brand Services Limited, Orange France or France

Orange Healthcare, new Orange technology for healthcare services

For more than a decade, Orange has gained substantial experience in providing
integrated and customer centered technology solutions for health
professionals, health providers and patients. This has been done through close
collaboration with health professionals and providers – ensuring that the
technology brings improved quality and efficiency for all. In 2007 Orange
signaled its commitment to the health sector with the creation of Orange
Healthcare, its new Health Division.

On the strength of its position as an integrated services operator, Orange has
technological know-how to be able to develop solutions which are not only
simple, reliable and effective for medical and personal care services, but
which also contribute to bringing innovation to patients and an enhanced
experience in managing their health and illnesses.

New technologies will play an essential role in the modernization and
improvement of health care, in the hospital, local clinics and surgeries and
in the home. Orange can provide the technology to meet the needs of all
stakeholders in the health sector – professionals, managers and IT
administrators, patients and public and private health providers. Orange has
unrivalled access to the resources of the France Telecom group with leading
edge R&D as well as unparalleled commitment to wellness, e-health and
improving efficiency and return on e-health technology investment.

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About Ideal Life

Ideal Life, the industry leader in remote health management solutions, has
created an innovative platform that addresses many of today’s most challenging
and costly healthcare issues. Guided by a medical advisory panel of experts,
the Ideal Life program makes proactive prevention more realistic than ever as
it is instrumental in gauging health issues before chronic conditions manifest
themselves into acute events. For people managing chronic conditions such as
congestive heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, asthma or obesity, Ideal
Life provides relevant, real-time, reliable and actionable data from a person
either at home or while on the go. It delivers interactive, personalized
communication to incorporate feedback to the knowledge base, allowing
individuals to become more engaged and active participants in their own

The easy-to-use Ideal Life system utilizes digital, wireless, secure two-way
communication, allowing for a more personalized and cost-effective wellness
experience. The FDA-cleared and HIPAA-compliant products have, for example,
been proven to reduce congestive heart failure hospital admissions by 57
percent, demonstrating they can significantly reduce healthcare costs. For
more information, visit


Orange Business Services
Elizabeth Mayeri, +1-212-251-2086
Héloïse Rothenbühler, +33 1 44 44 93 93
Ideal Life Press Contact:
Alpaytac Inc.
William Polk, +1-312-245-9805
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