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HCR Expands Telehealth Program with Cardiocom LLC Telehealth Technology


6/13/2011 7:47:19 AM

MINNEAPOLIS, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HCR Home Care, an award-winning certified home health care agency serving patients in upstate New York, announced it has entered into a business relationship with Cardiocom to provide advanced home telehealth technology to patients with chronic illness. Cardiocom, Experts in Telehealth(SM), is a world class developer, manufacturer and clinical service provider of award-winning telehealth solutions.

Cardiocom's telehealth system provides an interactive opportunity to proactively manage patient care. Every day, HCR patients with chronic illnesses such as heart failure will use the Cardiocom Commander Telehealth System to communicate with an HCR nurse. The Commander Home Telehealth Systemguides the patient through an interactive "Health Check" that includes the collection of symptoms, a review of care plan compliance, and the input of vital signs such as weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate. This information is immediately transmitted over a standard phone line or a cellular signal to the HCR nurse for review.

"By transmitting objective, real-time health data every day, the patient is connected to our medical team so that their care plan can be adjusted as needed. HCR has used telehealth monitoring with many of its patients in the past, but this new system uses today's most advanced telehealth monitoring technology. We anticipate that Cardiocom's unique system will improve our patients' engagement and quality of life," adds Elizabeth Zicari, HCR's Vice President of Patient Services. "We're thrilled to be able to provide our patients with peace of mind and a sense of security when they're most vulnerable."

About HCR Home Care

HCR Home Care is a certified and licensed, employee-owned home health care agency which has been providing in-home nursing; physical, occupational, and speech therapy; social work; nutritional guidance; and home health aide services in upstate New York for more than 30 years. In collaboration with the medical, insurance, government, educational, and philanthropic communities, HCR strives to improve patient outcomes and lower health care costs by assisting in health care research and care delivery issues. Among its partners are the United States Public Health Service, the Center for Disease Control, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. HCR employs over 850 people in a variety of skilled and professional disciplines. For more information, visit www.hcrhealth.com

About Cardiocom

Cardiocom®, Experts in Telehealth(SM), is an award-winning leader in innovative home telehealth solutions. Founded in 1997, Cardiocom develops, manufactures and markets its own telehealth devices for heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, COPD, asthma and other chronic conditions. Cardiocom's clients include some of the most respected home health groups, health plans, hospitals, physician groups, and coordinated care companies in the nation. Through these established relationships, Cardiocom improves the lives of thousands of people each day. For more information on Cardiocom and its services, call 888-243-8881 or visit www.cardiocom.com

HCR Home Care Contact:
Thomas M. Richardson
585-295-6486
trichardson@hcrhealth.com

Cardiocom Contact:
Tracy Mitchell
Vice President
888-243-8881
tmitchell@cardiocom.com

SOURCE Cardiocom


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