BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., July 9, 2013 (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 CareBridge Palliative Care Services has selected Authentidate's Electronic House Call™ (EHC) and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telehealth solutions to extend their clinical services to patients remotely. CareBridge Palliative Care Services intends to provide their patients with extended services including patient wellness programs, as well as remote monitoring and clinical management of patients with chronic illnesses or those who require palliative care. They also plan to offer remote monitoring services to businesses and health plans throughout Ohio for their employees and members.
"The delivery of high quality remote healthcare has improved through the emergence of proven, reliable telehealth solutions like those we've selected from Authentidate to extend our clinical services. EHC and IVR enable us to provide clinical support and oversight to a much wider range of patients with more diverse medical needs while maintaining the flexibility to support them remotely in their homes, at work or away," commented Joe Killian, Chief Executive Officer of CareBridge Palliative Care Services.
The Electronic House Call device and the Interactive Voice Response telehealth solutions both allow patients to continue with their daily routines, while providing for frequent updates of patient data to healthcare providers without a face-to-face visit. Medical teams use EHC and IVR to remotely monitor and oversee the progress of their patients, reducing costs and allowing for improved patient care. EHC and IVR are used for patients on wellness programs and for those who require ongoing management of chronic diseases such as Chronic Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Diabetes, Hypertension and Sleep Apnea or palliative care. The easy-to-use EHC touch screen device or IVR voice prompts deliver better 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 can also view each patient's vital statistics and make adjustments to care plans on the secure web application, which is then communicated to the patient via the EHC or IVR service during scheduled sessions. While improving medical condition monitoring, EHC or IVR can also provide patients with disease management education.