NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2015) - eCaring, Inc. and Samsung Business Services™ today announced delivery of technology and services that enable healthcare providers to reduce costs, while enhancing the quality of patient care. eCaring's care and disease management solutions will use Samsung's advanced tablet technology and enterprise services to ensure 24/7 peak performance of all Samsung devices in the hands of patients and their healthcare aides.
The two companies will work together to streamline delivery of innovative care and disease management support with solutions and applications designed specifically for Samsung Galaxy Tab® tablets and could expand to include other Samsung devices. Samsung Business Services will provide both IT support for its devices as well as configure, kit and ship devices to eCaring's clients. The partnership helps ensure timing and quality to eCaring clients which include large healthcare plans, hospitals, health systems and managed care.
eCaring's home data-entry software will be optimized for Samsung mobile devices to provide users a familiar, user-friendly solution to streamline healthcare data management. eCaring will initially rollout this solution with its key customers.
eCaring's proprietary icon-based language enables home aides, caregivers and independent patients, regardless of their computer skills or language literacy, to track and report unstructured data about the patient's current health and wellness. Patient health information can now be entered using familiar technology and devices that allow data to be filtered for use by care managers and providers, hospitals and health plans.
"eCaring keeps people out of the hospital by transforming essential behavioral, clinical and medication adherence data into real time actionable information, generating significant savings and return on investment," said Robert M. Herzog, founder and CEO of eCaring. "Our partnership with Samsung Business Services provides access to new applications and hardware that will enable us to more efficiently deliver our services and rapidly scale up our deployments with major customers to ultimately improve the health of patients."
In multiple care management programs, eCaring has saved an average of over $4,000 per patient per year and reduced congestive heart failure (CHF) readmission rates for Beth Israel Medical Center in New York by 60 percent. eCaring's healthcare software will become available on Samsung tablets beginning today.
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eCaring, a privately held, New York-based company, is dedicated to improving patient care by generating real time actionable information from the home. Its unique system integrates behavioral, clinical, and medication adherence data to provide a real-time home healthcare management and monitoring system for seniors and people with chronic conditions. eCaring's Cloud-based platform allows payers and providers, hospitals and health plan care managers to receive alerts enabling timely interventions to keep small problems in the home from becoming big ones leading to the hospital. The result is a more efficient allocation of resources, improved information sharing, and reduced overall cost of care. Among eCaring's growing list of clients are Metropolitan Jewish Health System, Jewish Home Lifecare, Senior Health Partners, Beth Israel Medical Center, and others. To learn more, please visit www.ecaring.com.