LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ResCare, Inc. the largest private, non-franchise home care company in the country, announced today that it has selected MedApps, Inc. as its remote patient biometric monitoring partner. As a "human services" company dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages and abilities to live more independently, ResCare employs a variety of services and systems to support the more than one million lives that they serve each year nationally.
While technology and innovation are essential for home care organizations to keep up with an ever-growing customer base, due to the continued rise in chronic disease and an aging population, ResCare understands the importance of placing people first. MedApps' patient-centered technology and flexible cloud based platform provides the ideal strategy that compliments ResCare's current technology offering, Rest Assured, and effectively expands ResCare's quality home-based care suite of services, addressing the needs of individuals in their care.
"ResCare believes that MedApps offers a strong remote biometric monitoring option. MedApps' focus on simple but adaptable solutions provide the best fit for our company, our employees and our clients," stated Shelle Womble, Senior Director of ResCare HomeCare. "Both our organizations share a similar goal of providing people with the tools they need, extending the period of time they can live at home independently and away from acute care."
MedApps has worked hard to develop an adaptable solution. Its patented CloudCare™ platform will allow payers, providers and other organizations to nimbly scale their products and services in the high growth, evolving market of wireless home healthcare. Working with their partners, leading innovators in healthcare, MedApps determined that it would take more than just the latest "gadget" to bring the benefits of mobile telehealth or "mHealth" to market on a wide scale. Better, actionable data and communication between care provider and patient, improved health outcomes, and a lower total cost of ownership is more attainable as the mHealth Eco-System matures and more systems are deployed.
"We are excited to partner with ResCare as they incorporate our solution into their remote care programs," stated Kent Dicks, Founder and CEO of MedApps. "ResCare is a respected leader in their industry with over 35 years of experience, and we are honored that they've chosen MedApps as they implement their remote patient monitoring programs. We see this as another validation of our approach: dedicated, easy to use technology, combined with 'plug & play' OEM devices and flexible clinical system integration. CloudCare™ gives us a distinct advantage over the other systems out there, and it will provide ResCare with the most cost-effective and efficient way to rapidly deploy leading edge technology throughout their network."
Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
MedApps provides innovative technology solutions for the collection, transmission and remote management of patient health data. MedApps utilizes wireless and machine-to-machine technologies, hardware, software, and cloud computing to efficiently connect patients with their care providers and electronic health records. MedApps is an acknowledged innovator in the field of remote health monitoring, most recently recognized with a 2011 Edison Award in the product category of Health, Wellness & Safety. MedApps is a member of Continua, an industry consortium setting Medical Device Interoperability Standards worldwide. For more information, please visit www.medapps.com.
ResCare, founded in 1974, provides services to some 60,000 people daily in 41 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and Canada. ResCare is a premier human services company that provides residential, therapeutic, job training and educational supports to people with developmental or other disabilities, to seniors who need in-home care, to youths with special needs and to adults who are experiencing barriers to employment. ResCare is based in Louisville, Kentucky.