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Authentidate Begins To Enroll Patients For Its Sole-Source Department Of Veterans Affairs Telehealth Program For HIV Patients

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VA facilities throughout the United States already utilize Authentidate's Interactive Voice Response solution and its Electronic House Call vital signs monitoring device along with its web-based application to remotely monitor patients and enhance patient care. HIV is just one of many conditions that can be monitored using Authentidate's telehealth solutions. Telehealth programs are designed to improve overall patient health outcomes, reduce hospital readmissions and emergency hospital or doctor visits and have proven highly effective according to several independent studies.

Aside from remotely monitoring their patients' vital signs, clinicians use Authentidate's telehealth solutions to gather qualitative information about their patients' health, supplement care with in-person visits, and help improve patient compliance with care plans. Clinicians can review their patients' remote monitoring session results securely using Authentidate's web-based application and remotely manage or adjust their patients' care plans, medication reminders and related information. Clinicians can also use the web-based application to provide disease-specific education to their patients in real-time.

A telephone based Interactive Voice Response solution like the one used in the rollout for the VA's HIV patients, is a cost-effective form of telehealth because it does not require a dedicated monitoring device. Since most patients already have a home phone or cell phone and the HIV program doesn't require other peripherals, in most cases there will be no incremental equipment cost for the VA to add a patient to the HIV program. Authentidate is one of two vendors currently authorized to provide Interactive Voice Response health monitoring solutions in the VA's Care Coordination Home Telehealth program.

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.

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