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"Today, I want to turn my attention back to health tech. Current health recently announced that he's a powered remote patient monitoring wearable device. Receive class to clearance from the US food and Drug administration, the FDA for hospital care, and this current wireless device provides continuous ICU level patient monitoring, which essentially enables clinicians to better determine the hell trajectory and intervene early an ultimate -ly improve patient outcomes and current health. Ceo, Christopher mcken has been on the podcast before. But I invite him back on again today. So we can discuss the advancements being made in healthcare an IOT and out together, the helping improve patient care so book up and hold on tight as I beam your ears all the way to Edinburgh in Scotland. So we can speak with Christopher mcken CEO at current health. So massive warm. Welcome back to the show. Chris can you tell snooze? Labat who you are. And what you do. Yeah. Hi, Neal delighted to be buying. I'm trust me cannon. I'm the CEO and cool friend or of current health. And I think the last thing we would on your show we were knowing not forty but we've saying helpfully changed name though to not cut it. We health tech company based in Edinburgh and New York, raise the eleven million dollars and employees currently people although were were growing rapidly at the moment. Now, we last spoke on I think it was episode six hundred sixty seven where he revealed your ally powered patient monitor solution and just went on it Mr. episode, can you give them a quick overview of what current health is. Maybe the story behind your rebranding and the problems that you set out to solve a cool. And so my my win by in the computer science and then medicine, and I started the company with my cool brendor actually is a major who shouldn't. And the the problem are our meshing that we had was really simple. We just wanted to help help them to identify patients the at risk of getting that on Ilia point. And Ray, no, the don't really have a way of minting visibility of patient hell on those signing when that patient is stopping to deteriorate on and getting to go and see that patient Elliot here that is both an exact. So we do is winnable on the upper arm of the patient. We monitor them across a whole bunch of ideological matrix where and super high accuracy, so things like oceans accusation and responded to rate, and we integrate with a bunch of other devices are in the body from things like Spiro McRae or wait. And then we take all of that information and use it under signed as a patient health trajectory, and can we LA are a health care professional much much jelly appoint than currently possible. So they can intervene L E R, and we rebranded because our or existing name Billick. It didn't really really set with what we were trying to achieve then really mean anything until I actually am. We just happen to the dot com. The name and went with it. So we decided that we would we would try and fight the name that was more fighting for the mesh that we were trying to achieve and we went with Conan hill. I playoffs a fantastic move as well. The difference between snap Fulton and current health. You just know exactly what it is straight away. Yeah. We we think we feel much happier with it. And since we last spoke you recently, an absent your AI, powered remote patient monitoring wells device receive class to clearance from the US food and Drug administration the FDA old for hospital offer hospital care. I mean, that's an incredibly big deal for you. You guys he told me a little bit more about what that means for you at current house. Yeah. I mean, it was an amazing. My also in forest is the culmination of 'em yields of walk on the part of our team, and we're one of a very very small number of and devices anywhere in the world. Weser vacation, and it gives us actor the US market, but it's also an enormous validation point from and one of the world's most most diligent regulate does it was a huge amount of work and photos together, and it was a huge sum Hove stamp of approval for his when we actually go to 'em celebration for the team and all the work that the. It feels like a huge step in the right direction. But how did you see the advancements in healthcare, and I oversee and how to get how do you think that can all actually improve patient care and move to more than like a proactive approach to healthcare all the traditional reactive? Yeah. Well, I think if you will through waned one hundred years the disease that we saw for indict from where different than the RTD and infant mentality was higher and hundred years ago and life expectancy was lore, and we tended to die quick are from shore or Talamo Lucy's whereas today, thanks to the incredible environments and science and medicine, we can all live longer disease that would have been a death sentence one hundred years ago, or no, long-term lovable and chronic. And that's great. But the flip side of that is or health systems are no facing real strain from an older population who have disease that require and more frequent contact on long management. So, you know, shoe"
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