MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Preventice™, a leading developer of mobile health solutions and remote monitoring systems, announced today that it will partner with VOX Telehealth, a developer and provider of procedure-specific mobile solutions for patient education and recovery monitoring.
As part of this collaboration, Preventice will provide the mobile platform, data monitoring capabilities, and analytics for targeted surgical programs and patient education content developed by VOX Telehealth. Procedure-specific solutions offered by VOX are designed to educate and engage surgical patients before and after procedures as well as provide proactive, clinical monitoring and reporting throughout their recovery. The two companies seek to make a significant impact through improved patient satisfaction and outcomes, reduced readmissions, more efficient care delivery, and reduced costs.
"Narrowing the patient engagement gap provides significant opportunity to help control rising health care costs. When people connect to their doctors and receive education about their care, they are much more likely to follow their care plan," said Jon Otterstatter, co-founder, president and CEO of Preventice. "Mobile technology allows us to create a secure, convenient doctor-patient connection along with data analysis that is crucial to quality improvement efforts for physicians and care systems."
According to the National Patient Safety Foundation, half of the U.S. population (nearly 90 million people) is considered to be in the "low" or "basic" health literacy category. This lack of patient education, or health literacy, contributes nearly $58 billion annually to our country's health care spend.
"We aim to significantly impact the current inefficiencies and cost structure by creating a greater partnership between the patient and the care provider. Robust and engaging educational content will enable the patient to be a true partner in their recovery. But we do not simply place a tool in the patient's hands and call it connected, our 24/7 clinical care model drives the compliance and outcomes through needed monitoring and access to our clinical care team," said David Brown, CEO of VOX Telehealth.
About VOX Telehealth
VOX Telehealth is redefining the process of patient recovery and reintegration through the development of procedure-specific patient education and recovery programs that are delivered via mobile device. Through daily engagement with the patient regarding pre-procedural education and preparation and post-procedural compliance and recovery, VOX Telehealth's 24/7 clinical care and monitoring team dramatically improve the satisfaction and compliance of the patient; driving positive outcomes and reduced costs to health providers and payers. VOX Telehealth is headquartered in Pennington, NJ. For more information, visit www.voxtelehealth.com.
Preventice, a leading developer of mobile health solutions and remote monitoring systems, aims to engage patients with their care plans and close the patient engagement gap -- the half trillion dollar cost created by patients failing to follow individual care plans. Technology from Preventice creates a continuous connection and exchange of data between health care providers, life science companies and patients. Current applications from Preventice address high-cost and chronic conditions and health management opportunities, including prescription medication management, cardiac care, sleep apnea, diabetes management, and migraine headaches. Preventice is headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices in Rochester, Minn., and Fargo, N.D. For more information, visit www.preventice.com.
For more information contact:
Barbara Tabor, APR
Tabor Communications Consulting for Preventice
VOX Telehealth, LLC
SOURCE Preventice, Inc.