National performance improvement organization Premier Healthcare Alliance recently inked a new group purchasing agreement with Authentidate (News - Alert), through which Premier’s other members get to use Authentidate's Remote Patient Monitoring Solutions.
As per the agreement, Authentidate will offer its Electronic House Call (EHC) Kiosk, and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) solutions to hospitals, clinics and other healthcare organizations who are members of Premier.
According to Authentidate officials, their remote patient monitoring telehealth solutions help patients to get back to their normal routines, while providing frequent updates of patient vital signs and related data to healthcare providers. The remote monitoring solution is specifically designed to contribute to improved patient outcomes with fewer in-person doctor or emergency room visits.
Not only that, this innovative solution helps provider’s to cut on operational costs with improved patient care and also oversee patients who have chronic diseases such as Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Diabetes, Hypertension and Sleep Apnea.
The monitoring sessions even sends automated reminders with medication schedules, diets, disease specific education modules as well as follow-up physician visit reminders.
Seth Loonan, director of Marketing at Authentidate Holding Corp said that their remote patient monitoring telehealth solutions offer Premier members leading-edge tools to support the ongoing management and care coordination needs of their patients with chronic diseases and it’s their expectation that their telehealth products and services will help Premier members achieve improved outcomes and reduced hospital readmissions for their patients.
“We are proud to be an authorized Premier supplier and look forward to serving their member organizations. This relationship is an important part of our marketing strategy that will support our long-term growth objectives in the marketplace," added Loonan.
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.
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Edited by Tammy Wolf