The Department of Veterans Affairs Approves the Integration of Authentidate's Telehealth Solutions With Its VistA Health Records System
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., Jan. 31, 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 it has completed the integration and required testing of the interface between its Electronic House Call (EHC) and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telehealth solutions and the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) VistA Electronic Health Records system. The VA has approved the integration of both solutions with the VistA system which is expected to enable the VA to reduce the time for patient enrollment on Authentidate's EHC and IVR solutions as well as the flow of patient data back to the VistA system.
Sunil Hazaray, Chief Commercial Officer at Authentidate said, "This is another important development for our VA telehealth project as we work closely with the VA to meet their needs. The new interface to VistA is designed to make it faster and easier for Clinicians to enroll patients, manage patient care plans and get patient results back into the VistA electronic medical records system. We have also received approval for a number of new Disease Management Protocols (DMPs) over the past few months for both our EHC and IVR solutions which continues to make our solutions available to a larger patient population at the VA. We believe the new interface and DMPs will help us to accelerate the adoption of our EHC and IVR solutions throughout the VA and we remain committed to providing the best possible solutions for our veterans."
Authentidate is an approved vendor for the EHC and IVR telehealth solutions in the VA's national home telehealth program. VA clinicians use Authentidate's telehealth solutions to remotely monitor their patients' vital signs and gather qualitative information about their patients' health to supplement in-person visits and help improve patient compliance with their care plans.
Clinicians can review their patients' remote monitoring session results securely using Authentidate's web-based application and remotely manage or adjust their patients' care plans, medication reminders and related information. Clinicians can also use the web-based application to provide disease-specific education to their patients in real-time through the EHC or the IVR solutions.
EHC's large color touch-screen is designed for simplicity and ease-of-use and Clinicians can easily switch their patients between the EHC and IVR solutions if the patient is travelling or has to go back to a short- or long-term rehabilitation care unit. Because all of the information is retained on the same web-based application, there is no break in continuity of care for those veterans that need to switch between solutions. The IVR solution also provides a flexible, mobile alternative for those patients with conditions that do not require a home-based EHC unit.
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.
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