ALTOONA, Penn., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to bringing reliable software products and unyielding service to home care, Delta Health Technologies has announced a strategic partnership and distribution agreement with CellTrak that will allow Delta customers to transmit clinical data via their cell phones, eliminating paper in the home care setting. Under the terms of the agreement, Delta will make the CellTrak product available to its customers effective immediately, integrating the product with its software. "CellTrak is the only mobile phone-based, real-time, point of care data capture solution for the health care market. While others in the industry have invested in palm and Windows CE devices, CellTrak recognized that cell phones are far more cost effective for home health agencies to rely on," said Keith Crownover, president and CEO of Delta Health Technologies. "We are very pleased to announce a strategic partnership between Delta and CellTrak that will allow us to integrate a one of a kind, cellular- based application that is reliable, easy to use and highly cost effective, making the job of home care workers as easy as possible." CellTrak is a proprietary software application for mobile phones that, when combined with its web-based interface, represents the next generation of technology for home healthcare agencies to better manage their home care staff in the field. CellTrak provides real-time, GPS-based connectivity between home care providers working in the field and support staff and management working in the administrative offices of home healthcare agencies. The technology eliminates inefficient and error-prone paper-based reporting processes and leapfrogs the current technology standard of landline VRU systems. The use of cell phones rather than palm devices eliminates an initial hardware cost and allows the technology to work on cell phones already in use, creating a predictable, fixed cost for home care agencies. "Our partnership with Delta provides customers with an integrated product model and end-to-end solutions from financial management to clinical functions at the point of care. We are very excited about this joint business opportunity," said Andrew Kaboff, Executive VP of, CellTrak. "In addition, with the GPS technology managers at a home care agency have access via the internet at any time to check the location of the phone, which is an added safety feature. The application can also be integrated with state of the art mapping capabilities, allowing health care workers in the field to tap that resource for directions as they work in patient homes." The use of real-time patient specific care plans and GPS technology will also help home care customers in complying with state organizations for accounting of services. "By allowing a footprint of where this technology has been, this cellular technology will allow home care agencies to be more reliable in their compliance with state regulations and eliminate paper log books altogether," said Crownover. About Delta Health Technologies In January 2006, the leadership team that pioneered home care technology 32 years ago acquired Delta from Siemens and relaunched as Delta Health Technologies, LLC, a company whose members include key managers of the Siemens Home Health organization, shareholders of the founding company and local business leaders. Delta is one of the leading providers of information systems and services for home care entities nationwide. Headquartered in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Delta focuses exclusively on providing technology solutions to homecare, hospice, and private duty which positions the organizations to meet the challenges of today's healthcare environment. With over 30 years of experience, Delta is dedicated to the home care industry and the success of their customers. More information can be obtained by visiting http://www.deltahealthtech.com. About CellTrak Technologies, Inc. CellTrak Technologies, Inc. is the market leader in providing mobile solutions for home care at the point of care. The company's flagship product CellTrak Enterprise automates and streamlines home care point of care processes using GPS-enabled cellular phone devices. Key modules include staff scheduling, electronic visit record and patient specific care plans, GPS tracking and travel management, wound care, supply order, clinical messaging, administrative center an enterprise application integration for home care. More information can be obtained by visiting http://www.celltrakgps.com.
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