Alaska rural telehealth awarded, Bosch into 'smackdown'

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The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) named Alaska Federal Healthcare Partnership’s (AFHP) Home Telehealth Monitoring (HTM) program the Outstanding Rural Health Program for 2011. The harsh conditions and long distances of Alaska make monitoring and early detection more important than virtually anywhere else in the rural US. Not mentioned in the release is that the HTM program combines Bosch Healthcare’s ViTelCare T400 Monitor with Critical Signal Technologies Inc. (CST) toll-free call center for 24×7 monitoring under the guidance of clinicians throughout Alaska. Bosch Healthcare sources claim $600,000 savings in the program. NRHA release.

In more news about Bosch Healthcare, their Health Buddy monitor was selected as one of five finalists from over 50 in the interestingly named InformationWeek Healthcare Mobile App Smackdown (no, not wrestling), a competition to identify the most transformational mobile healthcare and telehealth applications. As a finalist, Bosch will present a live demo at the InformationWeek Healthcare IT Leadership Forum, 12 July, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. YouTube demo video.