NEW YORK and BALTIMORE, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) of Maryland, one of the nation’s oldest VNAs, has selected MetTel‘s telehealth solution for Remote Patient Monitoring powered by Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) PatientConnectTM, a leading post-acute remote patient monitoring software that aims to reduce hospital readmissions.
One of the nation’s longest operating VNAs, the VNA of Maryland services over 1500 hundred homebound patients in Baltimore City and 17 counties throughout the state.
Telehealth is fast becoming the new norm for in-home patient care. VNA Maryland recognized the need for a reliable telehealth solution that could grow with the demands of its patient workload without incurring huge equipment or operational costs. In general, tests, observations and monitoring of patients—including providing vital information—can be performed in patients’ homes and all data is transmitted via the MetTel devices and network connections to the patients’ clinicians and caregivers.
VNA Maryland selected MetTel for its new, innovative approach to deliver a turnkey telehealth solution that encompasses all the necessary devices and connectivity with affordable pricing. MetTel’s massive purchasing power and state-of-the-art technology provides what today’s healthcare environment demands.
Since MetTel provides a unique telehealth solution anchored on its ubiquitous wireless carrier platform, the VNA can now enjoy a much more reliable and scalable telehealth program. Having the ability to easily adapt to increasing numbers of patients using remote patient monitoring tools is paramount in the home health care business, as is reaching those patients in very remote areas.
Beth Gray, Director of Clinical Outcomes Management, stated: “We have been a proponent of telehealth for many years. However, because we serve such a large geography across the state, we needed a more modern solution that provides for patient communication no matter where that patient lives. MetTel’s technology gives us the remote tools to take patient communication to the next level.”
MetTel’s bundled telehealth solution incorporates the most advanced wireless communications with its Single SIM technology. Single SIM is an IoT solution designed to meet the connectivity demands of today’s modern healthcare in which aging in place or at home has become the primary driver in reducing healthcare cost and improving patient care.
The MetTel’s strategic deployment of Health Recovery Solutions technologies allows for the delivery of the industry’s most comprehensive virtual care solution bundling all aspects of hardware, clinical software, vital monitors, telecommunications and deployment to eliminate the typical IT burden placed on healthcare providers. MetTel takes care of the devices and the services, HRS takes care of the software and the content, and VNA can take care of its patients.
Ms. Gray continued, “MetTel handles all the setup and delivery for everything our telehealth patients need so that our clinicians can focus on what we do best in delivering outstanding patient care and supportive services.”
MetTel’s Director of Health Information Technology, Jake Levy stated: “VNA Maryland is a 5-star agency and a model for the industry. Their success can be attributed in part to the VNA’s commitment to patient communication. MetTel’s Remote Patient Monitoring system will bring further innovation for the VNA to communicate with their patients and families under their care.”
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About Health Recovery Solutions (HRS)
Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) supplies leading home care agencies with the most advanced remote monitoring platform focused on changing patient behavior to reduce readmissions and improve clinical outcomes. HRS’ disease-specific engagement kits are customized with educational video, care plans, and medication reminders while integrated with Bluetooth peripherals to engage clients. For clinicians, HRS’ software allows for the management of high-risk clients and provides seamless communication with them through video chat, wound imaging, and text messaging. For family members and caregivers, HRS’ software gives them the ability to be fully involved in their family member’s care and well-being. To learn more about Health Recovery Solutions, visit https://www.healthrecoverysolutions.com/ or call (347) 699-6477.