Remote Patient Monitoring and Engagement Solutions from AMC Health Earn Exclusive AHA Endorsement

The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed Remote Patient Monitoring and Engagement Solutions from AMC Health. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence.

Following a proprietary due diligence process, AMC Health’s Remote Patient Monitoring and Engagement Solutions were selected for their leadership in collecting patient biometric and behavioral data in the home and translating it into meaningful and actionable information for clinicians. Having a continuous picture of patients’ health and psychosocial status between physician visits helps health care providers improve patient health, prevent avoidable re-hospitalizations and reduce costs of care.

AMC Health logoHospitals and health systems are striving to overcome increasing regulatory, economic and demographic challenges. Hospitals are moving from a payment system that reimbursed for procedures performed to one that rewards value. Hospitals are also serving an aging population that increasingly must manage multiple chronic diseases. Health care organizations are responding by shifting their emphasis from treating sickness to maintaining and improving their patients’ health.

Remote Patient Monitoring and Engagement Solutions from AMC Health help patients with chronic conditions and those transitioning from hospital to home. AMC Health’s proprietary technology platform integrates patient health data from an array of home telemonitoring devices, hospital electronic health record systems and other sources. It transmits key biometric and behavioral data, generates alerts when an intervention is needed and delivers meaningful information to a single page on a secure Web portal. The patient’s care team can use this real-time data continuum to proactively connect the patient with the right intervention at the right time.

Timely outreach by a clinician can engage patients to take more responsibility for their own health by guiding and motivating healthy behavior change at teachable moments. In addition, proactively connecting the patient to physicians or scheduling an ambulatory clinic appointment when appropriate can prevent adverse events or unnecessary hospitalization. Through AMC Health’s flexible solutions, health care organizations can choose technologies and services a la carte, or gain a complete health data collection, analysis and reporting system customized to their unique objectives, infrastructure and patient populations.

“AMC Health ensures organizations receive the best telehealth solutions for their unique data gathering needs,” said Anthony J. Burke, senior vice president of the AHA, and president and CEO of AHA Solutions, Inc. “We also found that AMC Health’s Remote Patient Monitoring and Engagement Solutions stand out for their flexibility and scalability; the integration platform is fully forward compatible, with no limit to the types of technologies potentially integrated. And organizations using the solutions’ proprietary telephonic Interactive Voice Response technology for efficient, automated patient engagement have demonstrated hospital readmission risk reductions of up to 44 percent.”

“We at AMC Health are proud to receive the American Hospital Association’s exclusive endorsement of our Remote Patient Monitoring and Engagement Solutions,” said Nesim Bildirici, president and CEO of AMC Health. “We are committed to helping hospitals better serve at-risk populations, improve patient health and eliminate unnecessary costs of care. Our solutions ensure that physicians are not limited by insufficient visibility into how their patients are managing their chronic illness when not in the hospital or the outpatient setting. We believe that working together to transform health care from episodic to continuous patient knowledge-based delivery will help us achieve these goals.”

About the American Hospital Association
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. Visit www.aha.org to learn more.

About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions, Inc. is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As an AHA member service, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders to identify key challenges the field faces. We then work with market consultants to conduct the proprietary AHA Signature Due Diligence ProcessTM and identify solutions. AHA Solutions provides access to content experts and education to support product decision making. As a subsidiary of the AHA, the organization convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing that is centered on timely information and research.

AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA Mission: To advance the health of individuals and communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at 800.242.4677.

About AMC Health
AMC Health is a leading provider of customized, scalable and cost-effective “real-time” patient management solutions that assist organizations serving at-risk populations or that conduct clinical trials. Its patient engagement, health monitoring and care coordination solutions have been proven in several studies published in peer-reviewed journals to improve patient outcomes and quality of care, and reduce overall healthcare costs. AMC Health is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.amchealth.com.