Article source: Rebecca McBeth, eHealthNews.nz
St John is trialling a telemonitoring service to improve access to healthcare for Māori and Pasifika with high blood pressure. Manaaki Mamao has been developed in partnership with technology company Spritely and builds on a successful pilot that attracted Ministry of Health funding and will eventually involve more than 100 participants. Participants are given a tablet computer that automatically pairs to a blood pressure monitor that they use at home and allows people to track health vitals. St John national Māori advisor - customers and supporters, Malcolm Kendall, says the easy-to-use kit makes taking readings simple.