Coordinated Care Management

December 01, 2011

HealthSaaS, DocLogic Collaborate to Enhance Telehealth Delivery

HealthSaaS announced that it has signed an agreement with DocLogic in order to enable integration of the HealthSaaS Connected Outcomes Framework in Telehealth delivery.

In a release Frank Ille, CEO of HealthSaaS said, “Physicians will be able to review biometric and mobile gathered data alongside patient history as part of each visit. Physicians can then diagnose, prescribe medications, track treatment plans and monitor outcomes. Through our relationship with DocLogic, we are now taking critical patient information and bringing it directly into phone, video and internet based care encounters.”

According to company sources this initiative will allow doctors and their patients to incorporate biometric devices and mobile applications to enhance the efficacy of remote monitoring and Telehealth encounters.

It was revealed that DocLogic will connect patients with physicians and other providers for offering immediate, live online visits using two-way video, secure email, and/or the phone.  Also Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) will be integrated which will incorporate a global network of certified on-call interpreters.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifies that hospitals have to provide effective communication with patients who are deaf or are not proficient with English (LEP).

Also patients and caregivers will be able to track chronic disease and other health information with connected Bluetooth and GSM glucose meters, blood pressure cuffs, WiFi scales, sleep monitoring devices, peak flow meters, pedometers and select mobile applications.

HealthSaaS technology can be made available to physicians using the DocLogic service to send data to EHR systems, said officials.

Dana Shaffer, President of DocLogic, LLC said, “We’re excited to be a part of a comprehensive, portable, real time Telemedicine solution. Our collaboration with HealthSaaS allows us to place the patient at the center of this service, while delivering a cost containment alternative at a time when rising healthcare costs and access to physicians are at the forefront of everyone’s concerns.”

This joint offering from DocLogic and HealthSaaS will be made commercially available in Q2 of 2012. This will help in delivery of Telehealth services which form the core of Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) strategy.

Telehealth and PCMH offer a wide spectrum of medical conditions such as the medical home model which is anticipated to improve access, reduce unnecessary care, improve outcomes, and lead to higher patient satisfaction.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for HealthTechZone. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell
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