Tetsuyu HealthCare: Blending Hospital Proficiency within Comforts of Home
Elderly care is one of the most sensitive and crucial services that require utmost care while weaving technology to assist older adults. Medical technology has made great leaps forward riding on innovations mainly for institutional healthcare. By comparison, technology for eldercare seems to lag behind. More can be done to enable the elderly to receive quality services in the comfort of familiar environments. To bridge this gap, Tetsuyu Healthcare brings holistic, practical, and affordable technology solutions for eldercare right into the home. Based in Singapore, the organization is co-founded by Dr. Shinsuke Muto, a Japanese cardiologist and home care expert, who is a proponent in leveraging technology to transform community healthcare.
CARES, shortform for Care And Rehab Enablement System, is Tetsuyu’s core technology platform to enable digital care management for community based care. CARES enables automated quality workflows, facilitating information sharing across multi-disciplinary providers. It also assists in personalizing care plan management and assessment, while allowing clinicians to monitor progress remotely. CARES is the platform for care models, protocols and workflows to interface with different sensors and devices including robots and care staff. CARES is connected to cloud-based applications such as Cares@ Home, Cares4wounds, Cares2Talk, and Cares4Caregivers. These plug-in modules enable medication alerts, remote wound assessment and monitoring, consultations via telepresence robot, and caregiver supervision.
Tetsuyu pairs this technology with a holistic homecare ecosystem that includes 24/7 nursing coverage, care coordination, caregiver training, supervision visits, telemonitoring and teleconsultation support.
Tetsuyu intends to tap on technology disruptions from robotics to internet of things, big data and artificial intelligence to transform community care
Homecare nurses monitor patient progress and escalate changes to authorized doctors thereby reducing avoidable hospital admissions.
Caregivers are better empowered through schedules, alerts and training content with nursing support. The care model extends to post hospitalization or transitional care, long-term care for chronic diseases, and palliative care for end-of-life situations like cancer. It also encompasses home based therapy care for dementia, speech, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy.
Leveraging technology and a good care model, Tetsuyu is helping the elderly receive affordable quality care within the comfort of home. The CARES platform also facilitates a multi-disciplinary care network and team collaboration with real-time chat functions. With these, Tetsuyu addresses challenges including staff shortage, quality skills, paperwork complexities, and reduction of productivity due to excess travel time.
“Tetsuyu intends to tap on technology disruptions from robotics to internet of things, big data and artificial intelligence to transform community care”, says Dr. Shinsuke Muto, Co-Founder and Medical Director of Tetsuyu Healthcare. The organization aspires to leverage technologies like AI and Big data to guide a more efficient care planning process and provide predictive analysis on wound healing trajectories based on past data. They are also researching on IoT applications such as fall detection sensors for a better care management platform. In addition, Tetsuyu partners with institutions and eldercare organizations to examine possibilities in telepresence and humanoid robotics for better care supervision and therapeutic engagement. The future plans lie in strengthening the team of in-house doctors, nurses, and exploring outside Singapore, into the markets including U.S., Japan, Malaysia, and China. Tetsuyu envisions revolutionizing delivery paradigms in long-term eldercare through innovative care models and driving new frontiers in productivity, quality, and value.