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.
"CareBridge Palliative Care Services is a leading provider of quality healthcare services in Ohio. We are pleased to support the extension of their clinical services with our EHC and IVR telehealth solutions," said Marcus Wagstaff, Sales Director at Authentidate.About CareBridge Palliative Care Services CareBridge Palliative Care Services helps patients and their families take control of their lives again. Providing much more than simple symptom management therapies, through education and experience we help craft a plan to help guide and better inform when and how to deliver symptom management care and wellness programs. To improve quality of life, we help loved ones and family members regain control by establishing, delivering and managing an action plan to reduce pain and suffering while regaining a healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit the company website at www.carebridgeservices.org. 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. For more information, visit the company's website at www.authentidate.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. Authentidate and Inscrybe are registered trademarks of Authentidate Holding Corp. All other trade names are the property of their respective owners.
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