At Home Healthcare Expands Telehealth Program With Cardiocom® Telehealth Technology

Sep 21, 2011, 08:00 ET from Cardiocom

TYLER, Texas, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At Home Healthcare, a leading provider of home care announced it has entered into a business relationship with Cardiocom to provide advanced home telehealth technology to patients with chronic illness. Cardiocom®, Experts in Telehealth(SM), is a world class developer, manufacturer and clinical service provider of award-winning telehealth solutions.

"Our mission is to provide superior home care and to ensure the satisfaction of each person we serve. As a leading home care provider, our company seeks out the most efficient and effective way to deliver care. We chose the Cardiocom telemonitoring system because we felt it provided the best opportunity for our organization to truly impact the quality of care we deliver and positively impact the patients and communities we serve," says Michelle Springfield, RN, BSN, Senior Vice President/Chief Operations Officer, At Home Healthcare.  

Cardiocom's telehealth system provides an interactive opportunity to proactively manage patient care. Every day, At Home Healthcare patients use the Cardiocom Commander Telehealth System to communicate with an At Home Healthcare nurse. The Commander Home Telehealth System guides the patient through an interactive Health Check that includes the collection of symptoms, care plan compliance, and vital signs such as weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate. This information is immediately transmitted over a standard phone line or a cellular signal to the patient's nurse for review.

"The Cardiocom System is a key tool that proactively ensures coordinated care from a hospital, nursing home or clinic to the patient's home," adds Beverly Bowman, Director of Medicare, At Home Healthcare. "This telemonitoring system will improve the quality of care for our patients."

About At Home Healthcare

At Home Healthcare is a leading provider of professional home care services throughout East, North and Central Texas. Founded in 1986, services include skilled nursing, private duty nursing, occupational, physical and speech therapy. Specialty services include wound care, ostomy, incontinence programs, cardiopulmonary programs, diabetic programs, and rehabilitation programs for stroke, joint replacement, fall prevention and more. At Home Healthcare is the trusted choice in home care, with 14 offices serving the needs of patients in more than 64 Texas counties. At Home Healthcare provides access to a nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information on services available through At Home Healthcare, call 1-877 MY NURSE or visit www.athomehealth.org.

About Cardiocom

Cardiocom®, Experts in Telehealth(SM), is an award-winning leader in innovative home telehealth solutions.  Founded in 1997, Cardiocom develops, manufactures and markets its own telehealth devices for heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, COPD, asthma and other chronic conditions.  Cardiocom's clients include some of the most respected home health groups, health plans, hospitals, physician groups, and coordinated care companies in the nation.  Through these established relationships, Cardiocom improves the lives of thousands of people each day. For more information on Cardiocom and its services, call 888-243-8881 or visit www.cardiocom.com.

Cardiocom Contact:
Tracy Mitchell
Vice President
888-243-8881
tmitchell@cardiocom.com

At Home Healthcare Contact:
Tricia Harty
Public Relations Coordinator
903-525-3901
tharty@athomehealth.org

SOURCE Cardiocom



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