BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., Feb. 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kennedy Health System in southern New Jersey, one of New Jersey's leading health systems and acute-care hospitals, selected the ExpressMD Solutions™ Electronic House Call™ (EHC) remote vital signs monitoring solution as part of a program to reduce hospital readmissions for patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). "Electronic House Call will allow our clinical team to evaluate the progress of our CHF patients and make proactive decisions that we believe will result in a lower incidence or severity of relapses resulting in fewer hospital readmissions," commented Ms. Kathleen Flannery, Administrator of the Homecare Division at Kennedy Health System. "We expect to see overall improvement in the clinical outcomes for those CHF patients who are remotely monitored in their homes." The innovative ExpressMD EHC remote patient monitoring solution improves patient care and reduces costs by delivering results to healthcare providers securely via the Web without requiring an in-person physician or hospital visit. The easy-to-use in-home EHC touch screen device delivers better continuity of care to specific patient segments that require regular monitoring of medical conditions. Automated reminders are designed to increase patients' compliance with care plans, diets, medication schedules and follow-up physician visits. The EHC can also be used to deliver disease-specific patient education as needed. Healthcare providers can view each patient's vital statistics and make adjustments to care plans online, which are then communicated to the patient via the EHC device. EHC is well suited for patients who have chronic diseases such as Chronic Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Diabetes, Hypertension and Sleep Apnea or require wound care management. "We are pleased that a prominent New Jersey institution like Kennedy Health System has decided to embrace our technology to provide an innovative service to their patients and the communities that they serve. Their use of Electronic House Call in this case will allow CHF patients to return to their homes and enable their caregivers to maintain close clinical supervision of their conditions," said Gavin Stewart, Senior Director of Business Development at Authentidate.
About ExpressMD Solutions, LLCExpressMD Solutions, LLC is a joint venture formed by Authentidate Holding Corp. and EncounterCare Solutions to provide web-based telehealth services and home healthcare equipment dedicated to the advancement of in-home patient healthcare and improved chronic condition outcomes. The complete ExpressMD telehealth solution combines Electronic House Call, an FDA 510(k) market clearance approved, in-home patient vital signs monitoring system with a web application that streamlines the practitioner's job anywhere they have Internet or a Windows mobile communication device. For more information about ExpressMD Solutions, visit the company's website: www.expressmdsolutions.com About Kennedy Health System Kennedy Health System is a health services delivery system serving the communities of southern New Jersey. Kennedy meets the community's healthcare needs with services at its hospital campuses in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township and at outpatient facilities throughout Camden and Gloucester counties. The Kennedy University Hospital is the principal hospital of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey and a member of the Penn Cancer Network. Some of Kennedy's acclaimed programs and facilities include: The Kennedy Surgical Center, The Kennedy Cancer Center, Kennedy Family Health Services, The Kennedy Health Care Center, The Center for Wound Healing at Kennedy, and Kennedy Home Health Care. For more information, visit www.kennedyhealth.org About Authentidate Holding Corp. Authentidate Holding Corp. (Nasdaq:ADAT) is a worldwide provider of secure health information exchange, workflow management services and telehealth solutions. The company's software and web-based services enable healthcare organizations and other enterprises to increase revenues, reduce costs and enhance patient care by eliminating paper and manual work steps from clinical and administrative processes. The web-based services are delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS), and only require that customers have an Internet connection and web browser. The company's healthcare customers and users include leading homecare companies, health systems and physician groups. These organizations utilize the company's products and services to coordinate care for patients outside of acute-care. The company has offices in the United States and Germany.
For more information, visit the company's website at www.authentidate.comAbout EncounterCare, Inc. EncounterCare Solutions, Inc. operates its business through two divisions, the Healthcare Technology Division and the Healthcare Services Division. ECSL offers a broad range of proprietary healthcare technology, products and services that address several substantial target markets, including: the Healthcare Information Technology market, the Healthcare Telemedicine market and the Homecare market. For more information, visit the company's website: www.encountercare.com This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. When used in this release, the words "believe," "anticipate," "think," "intend," "plan," "will be," "expect," and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Such statements regarding future events and/or the future financial performance of the company are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual events or the actual future results of the company to differ materially from any forward-looking statement. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the availability of any needed financing, the company's ability to implement its business plan for various applications of its technologies, the impact of competition, the management of growth, and the other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In light of the significant risks and uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such statements should not be regarded as a representation by the company or any other person that the objectives and plans of the company will be achieved. ExpressMD is a trademark of ExpressMD Solutions, LLC. Electronic House Call is a trademark of EncounterCare Solutions, Inc. Authentidate is a registered trademark of Authentidate Holding Corp. All other trade names are the property of their respective owners.
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