Ascendian Healthcare and ConnectedHealth Collaborate to Build Remote Patient Monitoring and Clinical Workflow Management
Ascendian Healthcare Consulting and ConnectedHealth Announce Collaboration to Develop and Implement Systems for Remote Patient Monitoring and Clinical Workflow Management in North America and Singapore
Sacramento, CA, and Singapore – January 7, 2014: Ascendian Healthcare Consulting (www.ascendian.com), an international-consulting firm that specializes in strategy, selection and implementation of Hospital and Out-patient Clinical Information Systems, and Clinical Workflow process optimization and ConnectedHealth (www.connhealth.com), a global remote health monitoring technology platform developer, headquartered in Singapore announced their intention to collaborate on developing and implementing remote patient monitoring systems aimed at reducing overall costs of monitoring patient medical conditions.
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), "Transitional Care Interventions", which are protocols and regimes aimed at reducing readmissions, are emerging. As part of the latest Obamacare initiatives, the CMS has begun lowering reimbursements to hospitals with excessive readmission rates. These policy changes underline the need for enhanced protocols and technology to not only help reduce readmission rates but to also provide better transitive care for recently discharged patients.
The objective of the collaboration is to combine Ascendian's technical and clinical workflow expertise with ConnectedHealth's Remote Patient Monitoring Platform, to build strategies and systems that provide better patient monitoring at home and additional efficiencies that reduce patient readmission.
As part of the collaboration, both parties will be conducting trials in North America and in Singapore, working with hospitals and clinics in those geographies.
According to Mike Holt, CEO of ConnectedHealth, "We are happy to be working with the experienced team at Ascendian. Their team includes people with deep experience in Information System implementations in a hospital or clinical settings in North America, associated program and project managers, and previous hospital administrators who understand the operational models and system requirements within a clinical setting. By combining their "boots on the ground" capability and skills together with our technology platform capabilities, we are confident of building systems that meet both clinical and operational requirements, resulting in a higher level of patient care. We are also excited to bring Ascendian's breadth of skills in large-scale implementations and know-how to the Asia Pacific market".
According to Shawn McKenzie, CEO of Ascendian "We visualize a redefined care continuum where remote patient monitoring and the actionable data generated from its use is incorporated as a critical value to managing patients in an at risk environment. We evaluated a number of potential technologies capable of helping Ascendian address this increasingly demanding requirement in managing patients. ConnectedHealth is a system -that meets the requirements of our clients looking to more effectively manage chronic conditions. We were impressed with ConnectedHealth's breadth of experience and their history in developing remote patient monitoring systems. By combining our relative strengths, we are confident of building a robust, scalable and clinically relevant platform that will serve to improve patient care".
About Ascendian Healthcare Consulting
Ascendian Healthcare Consulting is a California-headquartered consultancy, specializing in Clinical IT Strategies, Health Information Privacy and Security, Clinical Systems Selection, Implementation and Optimization in conjunction with clinical workflow change.
ConnectedHealth is a global wireless health innovator committed to developing health and lifestyle monitoring connectivity solutions and platforms. The company is headquartered in Singapore. The company develops platforms based on the Continua™ and Qualcomm 2Net™ platforms.