BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., Sept. 6, 2012 (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 CentraState Healthcare System has selected the Inscrybe® Hospital Discharge solution to automate and streamline their patient discharge processes. Inscrybe Hospital Discharge facilitates the placement of patients at short- and long-term post-acute care facilities, with out-patient home care providers or specialists and with required home care supplies and equipment. Inscrybe Hospital Discharge enables hospital case managers and discharge planners to optimize the patient discharge process. It converts the manual patient discharge and placement process from one involving the management of multiple paper files, confirming phone-calls and faxes and related delays, to an automated on-line, electronic process. Case managers, social workers, and discharge planners can easily and quickly search for the perfect facility or provider that has the capabilities and accommodations required to meet a patients' needs following their discharge from the hospital and confirm that placement on-line. For those patients who are being discharged to their homes but need home medical equipment or in-home care, Inscrybe Hospital Discharge can also be used to place the referral for the required equipment or services. The solution also includes a secure communication feature that can be used by a hospital to monitor post-discharge patient care. Carl Ausfahl, Assistant Vice President, Quality and Performance Improvement at CentraState, said, "We are committed to continuous improvement when it involves the continuity of care for our patients after they are discharged from the hospital. The Inscrybe Hospital Discharge solution has a unique ability to help us match our patients' needs with providers that can effectively manage their recovery in post-acute care settings. In addition, we expect that the efficiencies in workflow will save our social workers considerable amounts of time and effort in the discharge process and help us to optimize our facility utilization."
The solution is also designed to comply with HIPAA and HITECH guidelines regarding privacy and security associated with the electronic transmission of health information.Marcus Wagstaff, Director of Sales at Authentidate, commented, "CentraState Healthcare System has a reputation for quality patient care in New Jersey. We are pleased that they have selected our Inscrybe Hospital Discharge solution to help improve their discharge processes. We are confident that our solution will provide them with a more efficient, cost-effective process and enable them to reduce costs and reduce preventable readmissions." About CentraState CentraState Healthcare System, a non-profit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a charitable foundation. CentraState's teaching program is sponsored by UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. CentraState is a member of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. For more information, visit their website at http://www.centrastate.com 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 Electronic House Call, an FDA 510(k) cleared in-home patient vital signs monitoring system, or the Interactive Voice Response system with a web application that streamlines patient monitoring. 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.comThis 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. Authentidate and Inscrybe are registered trademarks of Authentidate Holding Corp. ExpressMD is a trademark of our subsidiary ExpressMD Solutions, LLC. All other trade names are the property of their respective owners.
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