iHASMD and Lifewire have announced on establishing strategic partnership, aiming to bring the most advanced and innovative telehealth platform. The platform is now powered to bring mHealth capabilities to chronic disease management to patients at home. The solutions bring improved quality of care and increased access.
Online PR News – 06-December-2010 – – Waltham, MA, USA and Toronto, Canada — iHASMD, a leader in software-based telehealth for healthcare delivery, has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with LifeWIRE® , an innovator in interactive mobile messaging, with offices in Toronto CANADA and Annapolis MD. The partnership is aimed to bring the most advanced and innovative telehealth / mHealth solutions together to improve quality of care and to increase access.
iHASMD’s telehealth platform offers office-ready solution for providers to delivery affordable, easy to use and scalable telehealth / telemedicine solutions to its patients. The platform offers at substantially reduced initial investments as oppose to traditional telehealth / telemedicine solutions. LifeWIRE offers a two-way interactive m health management solution. Individuals can use, or providers and case managers can easily create and direct, text messaging, email or IVR based interactions which are customized to track, monitor and engage users to improve their health status or achieve other important health goals.
iHASMD’s telehealth platform provides a unique opportunity to deliver specialty care to a patient either at home or at a remote clinic by virtually bringing a specialist on timely basis. This approach saves time and costs to both patient and to the health system. iHASMD is simple-to-use and office-ready and allows healthcare professionals the ability to provide telehealth and telemedicine visits from their desk. iHASMD gives providers the opportunity to extend their reach to patients, other providers, and academic institutions in a cost-effective manner.
The iHASMD-LifeWIRE strategic partnership offers a full spectrum of care to patients at home or on the road. The iHASMD platform connects a patient with his/her providers from their desk. LifeWIRE easily integrate into a patient’s daily routine and turning whatever mobile phone they may have into an interactive health management tool, without the need for patients to download or install software or purchase equipment. It allows patients to receive and/or send text and/or e-mail messages to their providers on their handheld devices wherever they may be.
Howard Rosen, MBA, CEO of LifeWIRE, notes, “Our interactive messaging platform is designed to be easily integrated and customized into platforms such as provided by iHASMD. We are very excited to work with iHASMD and enhancing their innovative suite of telehealth solutions through the provision of personalized interactions with messages and questions timely, fresh and engaging.”
iHASMD can markedly improve physician productivity and efficiency, while helping patients to reduce unnecessary travel and increase access to their healthcare providers. iHASMD, with its unique software-based approach, reduces barriers to telehealth. “Bringing telehealth or telemedicine into main stream healthcare is now possible using iHASMD’s single screen system that presents electronic medical records (EMR) and other medical information during the virtual visits. This approach enables remote patients and providers to access specialists that are mainly available to urban areas. Combining the capabilities of iHASMD and LifeWIRE will bring full spectrum of care mechanisms to provider and patients on 24x7 basis and improve the quality and access,” said Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Michael Miller.
Both iHASMD and LifeWIRE acknowledge SCS Ventures, Pittsburgh PA, by bringing this alliance together and making it possible.
ABOUT iHASMD (www.ihasmd.com)
iHAS is building solutions to address the unique challenges facing healthcare delivery. iHASMD is a software-based platform designed and developed to improve healthcare delivery in a fast-changing business and technology landscape. iHASMD is marketed to healthcare providers (hospitals, health systems and clinics), insurance companies and self-payers (employers) who are looking to reduce costs while improving productivity, efficiency, quality and satisfaction.
About LifeWIRE (www.lifewiregroup.com)
LifeWIRE® is a mobile communications and health information solution provider (based in Toronto, Canada and Annapolis, Maryland). LifeWIRE’s patent-pending technology turns a standard cellular phone into a health management tool. Its patient-friendly wireless solution incorporates remote management and monitoring systems that facilitate proactive management of disease conditions and promotes wellness through virtually any mobile system in the world.