Created in Collaboration with Physicians Preferred Monitoring, Study Offers Road Map for Improved Long-term Patient Care
WASHINGTON, D.C. — October 31, 2013 — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) HomMed, a global leader in telehealth and remote patient care, has released a new case study that demonstrates how the effective use of long-term remote patient monitoring among a patient population of primarily Medicaid enrollees can reduce cost of care and increase patient satisfaction and engagement.
Created in conjunction with Physicians Preferred Monitoring (PPM) of South Carolina, the case study highlights the myriad issues often present in a Medicaid population – from difficulty accessing quality healthcare to higher rates of chronic illness – and then demonstrates the success of telehealth solutions as a tool to generate positive health outcomes and reduce costs.
“As care providers continue to look for ways to reduce costs while increasing the quality of care for patients struggling with the many medical issues that tend to go hand-in-hand with poverty rates, this case study provides a beacon of hope for others to successfully implement their own solutions,” said John Bojanowski, president, Honeywell HomMed. “We look forward to communicating these high levels of program success from one of our customers in the home healthcare industry.”
The case study examines the specific challenges PPM faced while working with its Medicaid enrollee patients and how its use of Honeywell telehealth solutions – from patient monitoring devices to care provider software – worked to address them and improve health and care outcomes.
For example, while many healthcare providers utilize telehealth equipment and services following a patient’s hospital discharge for the industry-standard of 90 days, PPM has many patients who have been using the monitors for more than five years.
“When patients are dealing with chronic diseases such as diabetes or congestive heart failure, we find that long-term monitoring is the key to steady improvement in overall health,” said Mark Fuleihan, Vice President, PPM. “The consistent communication provides regular access to healthcare that so many patients in lower socio-economic brackets lack, which in turn incentivizes and empowers them to be more proactive in the management of their health. And as healthcare providers, it gives us the ability to help achieve collective goals, such as the reduction of healthcare costs in our state.”
Available for download from the company’s web site, or in the company’s booth (#1111) during the 2013 National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) show, the new Honeywell case study is titled Redefining the Patient Care Model: Using Telehealth to Address Chronic Disease Care in Medicaid Populations.
To download a copy of the case study, please visit: http://www.hommed.com/lifestream-resources/.
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Headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., Honeywell HomMed, part of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, is a global leader in telehealth and remote patient care, providing the healthcare industry with integrated product and service solutions designed to improve the quality of patients’ lives and reduce the cost of healthcare. For more information about Honeywell HomMed, please visit www.hommed.com.
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