BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., March 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Authentidate Holding Corp. (Nasdaq:ADAT), a provider of secure web-based software applications and telehealth products and services for healthcare organizations, today announced that Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center has selected the Authentidate InscrybeMD® telehealth solution using the Electronic House Call™ device (EHC) to provide clinical services to their patients remotely.
Florida Hospital will employ the InscrybeMD telehealth solution to help its patients with the follow-up care they need to manage chronic diseases and conditions, including Chronic Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and Diabetes and Hypertension, through Florida Hospital Community Care, a recently piloted partnership between the hospital and Bethune-Cookman University. Through this program and the implementation of the InscrybeMD telehealth solution, the hospital aims to improve a patient's health status, reduce unnecessary ER visits and hospital admissions, and improve patient satisfaction and experience. The care coordination is performed within the patient's home, overseen by an interdisciplinary clinical team, and supported by student health coaches from Bethune-Cookman University.
"The InscrybeMD telehealth solution has proven highly effective at keeping patients on their care plans, improving patient outcomes and reducing readmissions at similar healthcare organizations. We are committed to improving the health of our patients and providing the tools necessary for our clinical staff to accomplish that goal," commented Jill Piazza, PT, DPT, Director of Health and Performance at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.
The EHC device allows patients to continue with their daily routines while providing for frequent updates of patient data to healthcare providers without a face-to-face visit. Florida Hospital clinicians will use the EHC to remotely monitor and oversee the progress of their patients' health. The InscrybeMD solution also helps to reduce costs while supporting improved patient health outcomes. The InscrybeMD solution will be used for patients at risk for readmissions with chronic diseases and conditions. The InscrybeMD solution can also be used for a number of other patient illnesses, behavioral health conditions and wellness programs that require ongoing clinical management to encourage healthier life habits and overall improved health.
The easy-to-use EHC touch screen device delivers seamless continuity of care to specific patient segments that require regular monitoring of medical conditions. Automated reminders increase patients' compliance with care plans, diets, medication schedules and follow-up physician visits. Healthcare providers view each patient's vital statistics and make adjustments to care plans on the secure InscrybeMD web application, which is then communicated to the patient via the EHC device during scheduled sessions. While improving medical condition monitoring, EHC also provides patients with disease management education that their clinician selects for them to view on the EHC device.
"We are seeing increased interest from healthcare organizations like Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center to improve their patients' health outcomes and reduce readmissions with our InscrybeMD telehealth solutions. We are thrilled that Florida Hospital has entrusted us to help them deliver on their goals and look forward to empowering them to do so through the use of our EHC devices and InscrybeMD web application," said Jessica Levenberg, Sales Director at Authentidate.
About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,300 licensed beds in 10 states. With more than 1,800 employees and employed physicians, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a nonprofit health-care organization committed to hope, health and healing. A recipient of the 2012 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for performance excellence, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a national leader in patient experience. Locations include Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and Florida Hospital Cancer Institute in Daytona Beach, Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, an outpatient facility in Port Orange, and an imaging center in Ormond Beach. Additionally, Florida Hospital Oceanside is home to the area's only inpatient rehabilitation facility with CARF accreditation for stroke care.
For more information, call (386) 231-6000 or visit www.floridahospitalmemorial.org
About Authentidate Holding Corp.
Authentidate Holding Corp. is a provider of secure web-based software applications and telehealth products and services that enable healthcare organizations to coordinate care for patients and enhance related administrative and clinical workflows. Authentidate's products and services enable healthcare organizations to increase revenues, reduce costs and enhance patient care by eliminating paper and manual work steps from clinical and administrative processes. Authentidate's telehealth solutions combine patient vital signs monitoring with a web application that streamlines patient care management. Delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS), customers only require an Internet connection and web browser to access our web-based applications thereby utilizing previous investments in systems and technology. The company's healthcare customers and users include leading homecare companies, health systems, physician groups and governmental entities. These organizations utilize the company's products and services to coordinate care for patients outside of acute-care.
For more information, visit the company's website at www.authentidate.com
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