Bluetooth used to track chronic disease patients

Most GPs know about MedicalDirector. Not many have heard of Net-Health.

But hundreds of instances of MedicalDirector software will soon be carrying a Net-Health widget as part of a pilot program to monitor patients’ clinical data remotely.

Net-Health, a Queensland-based start-up company, has developed a system that allows GPs to monitor individual patients’ blood pressure, blood glucose levels, weight, heart rate or pulse rate over time.

Patients use bluetooth-enabled devices and — whether it’s a glucometer or a set of scales — the measurements are