VANCOUVER, British Columbia, November 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: RQHTF) (TSX-V: RHT) ("Reliq" or the "Company"), a technology company focused on developing innovative mobile health (mHealth) and telemedicine solutions for Community-Based Healthcare, is pleased to announce that it has begun enrolling patients in the pilot of its remote patient monitoring and care collaboration solution with the NHS England.
"We are very excited to be launching our pilot with the NHS England and enrolling patients at our pilot site, Imperial College Hospital, London, UK." said Dr. Lisa Crossley, CEO of Reliq Health. "The goal of this pilot is to demonstrate the value of Reliq Health's self-care solution in improving health outcomes and reducing the cost of care delivery for chronic disease patients after they are discharged home from hospital. Our platform uses a combination of secure cloud-based software, voice technology, wearables and sensors to support patients and their loved ones in proactively managing their chronic conditions at home, reducing exacerbations and disease-related complications, decreasing healthcare costs and enhancing patient and family satisfaction".
The NHS England is the largest single-payer healthcare system in the world, with an annual budget of over £100 Billion. There are over 15 million patients in England who are coping with at least one long-term health condition. These chronic conditions not only negatively impact patients' quality of life, but also account for over half of all General Practitioner (GP) appointments and 70% of hospital bed days. NHS England has estimated that improvements in self-care in this population could result in £584m in savings by 2021. Reliq's digital health solution creates a fully automated "virtual hospital ward" in the patient's home, providing real-time tracking of patients' vital signs, medication adherence, and movements within the home. The Reliq Health platform provides patients with audible alerts and reminders to collect their vitals, take their medications and perform prescribed rehab or fitness activities to support proactive self-care. Patient education materials are also provided through the Reliq Health platform to help patients and their families better understand and manage their chronic conditions.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
"Dr. Lisa Crossley"
CEO and Director
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