April 5, 2020 – Bala Cynwyd, PA – Connect America, the nation’s largest independent provider of personal emergency response systems (PERS) announced today that it is recognized as a “Top 10 Most Innovative Home Healthcare Solution Provider” for the second year in a row by Healthcare Tech Outlook magazine, this time for “Pioneering the Future of Connected Home Care.”
In recent years, Connect America has brought to market several groundbreaking remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions that bridge the gap between individuals and providers, allowing them to monitor thousands of patients remotely and deliver a better, more comprehensive connected health experience. The company’s RPM solutions for telehealth, personal emergency response, and medication management are addressing an important aspect of the healthcare crisis that is impacting so many across the country, offering the option to age in place in a safer, healthier manner and in a way that leads to a better quality of life for the end user. As a result, many hospitals and healthcare providers have enthusiastically embraced the ConnectVitals solution because of its flexibility and compatibility with multiple user interfaces like PC, tablets, telephone, and IVR solutions.
“I know I speak for everyone at Connect America when I say how honored we are to be recognized for category excellence in pioneering the future of connected home care. It’s also rather timely, since right now we are witnessing an unprecedented, critical need for remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and other connected care solutions that dramatically reduce the burdens on hospitals and healthcare providers alike,” noted Jim Reilly, Vice President, Healthcare Division at Connect America. “Now more than ever, healthcare providers are looking to leverage new technologies that will help achieve better outcomes for patients and reduce costs for providers and Connect America is leading the charge through innovation.”
“The true litmus test of any healthcare solution is found in the patient and provider outcomes. This was particularly true when we saw a Connect America client facing challenges in collecting and validating healthcare claims data and discovered that once they deployed ConnectVitals across their organization, they were able to analyze patient data and see a 50 percent reduction in emergency room visits and a 60-65 percent reduction in inpatient hospital admissions, thereby saving over one million dollars on claims,” said Alex D’souza, Managing Editor, Healthcare Tech Outlook. “As a result, that ACO was able to save more than 50 percent prior to using telehealth. That’s pretty incredible – and a perfect illustration of how Connect America is pioneering meaningful change.”
As an enhancement to its connected health products, the Connect America Healthcare team recognizes the critical need to educate patients, chronically ill people, caregivers, and others about best practices in self-directed care so that they can be more independent and eliminate the burdens that hospital admissions and readmissions put on providers, patients, and their families. Furthermore, because the solutions are not married to any single vendor or technology, Connect America adapts easily to harness new advances or updated versions in the technology to provide a better patient experience.
“Connect America continues to make huge strides to advance the interests of the healthcare industry and its patients by training providers on the deployment and proper use of the medical devices to stay ahead of new industry trends and regulations, effectively respond to alerts and emergencies, and understand RPM best practices,” added D’souza.
In 2019, Connect America was also named “Best Home Healthcare Solutions Provider” for its ConnectVitals telehealth solution featuring unique patient and provider portals.
About Healthcare Tech Outlook
Healthcare Tech Outlook magazine offers healthcare decision makers critical information on adopting, innovating, and building new programs and approaches to enhance their capability to provide care. From interoperability solutions for exchanging patient information across care settings to remote patient monitoring, important technological developments are shaping the future of healthcare organizations. Throughout, Healthcare Tech Outlook has advocated its learn-from-peer approach in the healthcare arena. To learn more, visit www.healthcaretechoutlook.com.
About Connect America
Headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, PA with regional offices nationwide, Connect America is the largest independent remote patient monitoring company in the U.S., providing better health, safety, and security to more than one million lives across North America. Through products and services designed to improve patient outcomes and contain the rising costs of healthcare, the company has been providing cutting-edge connected care to its healthcare network partners and those they serve for more than 35 years. For more on ConnectVitals and Connect America, visit www.connectamerica.com.