Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, a member of faith-based health care organisation Adventist Health System, has selected Authentidate’s InscrybeMD® telehealth solution to remotely monitor its patients.

Florida Hospital will employ the InscrybeMD telehealth solution, which uses the Electronic House Call™ (EHC) device, to provide clinical services to its patients remotely.

The InscrybeMD telehealth solution allows patients to continue with their daily routines, while providing for frequent updates of patient data to healthcare providers without a face-to-face visit.

The InscrybeMD telehealth solution is used for patients on wellness programmes and for those who require ongoing management of chronic diseases such as chronic heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes and hypertension, through Florida Hospital Community Care, a recently piloted partnership between the hospital and Bethune-Cookman University.

The care coordination is performed within the patient’s home, overseen by an interdisciplinary clinical team, and supported by student health coaches from Bethune-Cookman University.

The InscrybeMD solution also helps to reduce costs while supporting improved patient health outcomes and will be used for patients at risk for readmissions with chronic diseases and conditions.

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center director of health and performance Jill Piazza said the InscrybeMD telehealth solution has proven highly effective at keeping patients on their care plans, improving patient outcomes and reducing readmissions at similar healthcare organisations.

"We are committed to improving the health of our patients and providing the tools necessary for our clinical staff to accomplish that goal," Piazza added.

The easy-to-use EHC touch screen device helps deliver better continuity of care to specific patient segments that require regular monitoring of medical conditions.

Automated reminders increase patients’ compliance with care plans, diets, medication schedules and follow-up physician visits.

Healthcare providers can also view each patient’s vital statistics and make adjustments to care plans on the secure web application, which is then communicated to the patient via the EHC service during scheduled sessions.

"We are committed to improving the health of our patients and providing the tools necessary for our clinical staff to accomplish that goal."

While improving medical condition monitoring, EHC also provides patients with disease management education.

Authentidate sales director Jessica Levenberg said the company is seeing increased interest from healthcare organisations to improve their patients’ health outcomes and reduce readmissions with the InscrybeMD telehealth solutions.

"We are thrilled that Florida Hospital has entrusted us to help them deliver on their goals and look forward to empowering them to do so through the use of our EHC devices and InscrybeMD web application," Levenberg added.

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a non-profit health-care organisation with more than 1,800 employees and employed physicians. Locations include Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and Florida Hospital Cancer Institute in Daytona Beach, Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, an outpatient facility in Port Orange, and an imaging centre in Ormond Beach.

Adventist Health System has 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,300 licensed beds in ten states.

Authentidate is a provider of secure web-based software applications and telehealth products and services for healthcare organisations.