LAKEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Renal Ventures Management, LLC (RVM), a leading provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, recently selected Telehealth Solutions from Authentidate Holding Corp. (Nasdaq:ADAT) for remote monitoring of select RVM dialysis patients. The rollout is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2015.
Authentidate’s Telehealth Solutions are designed to help patients achieve their goals to get healthy and stay healthy with an easy-to-use mobile device that captures vital signs, symptoms, and treatment plan compliance in the home and shares the associated data in real time with the patient’s caregivers via the Internet. The devices will provide an improved method of tracking dialysis patients' vital signs, and the consistent monitoring will allow caregivers to provide the best ongoing care.
“We are enthusiastic about using Authentidate telehealth services for health informatics, disease management and remote monitoring technologies to enhance care and case management for our most vulnerable patients,” commented RVM Chief Medical Officer George R. Aronoff, M.D. “Patients with kidney failure face a much higher health risk during the first four months of dialysis treatments. At Renal Ventures Management, we believe that home monitoring using telehealth technology provides an innovative tool for our patients and caregivers to lower the risk of complications and improve wellness and quality of life.”
This critical telehealth application represents another excellent use case for Authentidate’s proven and innovative solution for remote patient management and aligns with RVM's focus on improving quality of care and reducing the cost of care. Authentidate’s home monitoring technology will also integrate well with RVM's RV CARE program, which has been very successful in reducing mortality and morbidity and improving clinical outcomes within the first 120 days of patients starting dialysis treatments and beyond.
“The Telehealth home monitoring technology will help us make a difference in our patients' care by providing a consistent monitoring solution during the critical first 120 days of starting dialysis treatment and by improving patient outcomes throughout their care,” said RVM Chief Executive Officer Larry Chatfield.
“Authentidate’s remote patient management solutions have helped thousands of patients across the commercial and government health care sectors, and our recent innovations are powerful tools in patient care,” said Ian Bonnet, President and CEO of Authentidate. “We’re excited about RVM’s thought leadership, and we are proud of the support our solutions bring to the RVM team and the positive impact these solutions can have on patients’ lives.”
About Renal Ventures Management, LLC
Renal Ventures Management, LLC is a leading provider of dialysis services in the U.S. The company partners with hospitals and physicians to provide patients suffering from chronic kidney failure with knowledgeable, compassionate and quality-focused care in comfortable clinic settings. For its hospital and nephrologist partners, Renal Ventures Management provides management expertise and patient-focused care operations that center on collaboration, quality and effectiveness. Headquartered in Lakewood, Colo., the company operates 35 dialysis partnerships and 25 inpatient service contracts in six states. They also operate seven infusion centers in two states treating patients with various autoimmune disorders and a vascular access center in Lafayette, Louisiana. For more information, visit www.renalventures.com.
About Authentidate Holding Corp.
Authentidate Holding Corp. is a provider of web-based revenue cycle management 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, and physician groups. These organizations utilize the company’s products and services to coordinate care for patients outside of acute care. For more information, visit www.authentidate.com.