Bayonne Visiting Nurse Association Selects Cardiocom® Telehealth

Sep 13, 2011, 08:00 ET from Cardiocom

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayonne Visiting Nurse Association, a HomeCare Elite Award Recipient since 2006, announced that it has entered into a business relationship with Cardiocom to provide advanced home telehealth technology to patients with chronic conditions using Cardiocom's new Commander FLEX™ device. Cardiocom®, Experts in Telehealth(SM), is a world class developer, manufacturer and clinical service provider of award-winning telehealth solutions.

Cardiocom's Telehealth System provides an interactive opportunity to proactively manage patient care. Every day, Bayonne VNA patients use the Cardiocom Telehealth System to communicate with a Bayonne VNA telehealth nurse. The Commander FLEX guides the patient through an interactive health check and collection of vital signs including: weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate. This information is immediately transmitted via a standard phone or a cellular signal.

"We made a decision to choose Cardiocom over other telehealth vendors after an extensive selection process because of their expertise and the commitment to program success," says Dr. Maureen Sullivan Foley, President/Chief Executive Officer. "BVNA wanted to choose a vendor who integrated with our electronic medical record system – Homecare HomeBase," indicated Dr. Foley. Additionally, Dr. Foley indicated, "the BVNA Telehealth Program is a true integration of cutting-edge technology with BVNA highly specialized and patient-individualized Nursing Care Interventions. The BVNA Telehealth Program works because of local physician and hospital support that integrates BVNA physician and patient treatment protocols. These protocols have taken greater than 10 years to develop and augment the Telehealth Program as demonstrated by the BVNA successful Home Care Compare Outcomes."

About Bayonne Visiting Nurse Association

The Bayonne Visiting Nurse Association is the longest operating, community-based not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Agency in Hudson County, New Jersey since 1921, with service offerings of RN Skilled Care, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies, Medical Social Workers, Hospice, Nutritional and Home Health Aides. As reflected by its numerous external recognitions, the Agency's longstanding focus on providing the highest level of quality care serves as its foremost organization asset. Illustrative of its quality commitment are the following:

  • CHAP Accreditation since 1988 with zero deficiencies in its past two surveys
  • HomeCare Elite Top Agency Award yearly since its inception in 2006
  • Top (over 90%) percentile standings in SHP and HHQI Clinical Outcomes and Process measurement rankings
  • Lowest Re-Hospitalization Rate in the Communities Served, State and Nation for Home Care Compare

For more information on BVNA and its services, call 201-339-2500 or visit

About Cardiocom

Cardiocom®, the 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

Cardiocom Contact:
Tracy Mitchell
Vice President

Bayonne Visiting Nurse Association Contact:
Dr. Livia L. Vaiani
Chief Operating Officer

SOURCE Cardiocom