Honeywell HomMed partners with Procura to offer comprehensive telehealth solution

Brookfield 11 December 2007Honeywell HomMed will partner with Procura LLC, a global provider of information systems and services for health care entities, to help health care providers advance how they digitally store patient records and improve health care solutions. Aligning with Procura's Electronic Health Record (EHR) system allows Honeywell to integrate patient record storage in a digital format with Honeywell HomMed's Telehealth LifeStream Platform and Genesis DM telemonitors.

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"Studies have demonstrated that telehealth improves outcomes by helping to ensure better care for patients and greater efficiencies for health care providers", stated Terry Duesterhoeft, vice president of marketing and product development for Honeywell HomMed. "Procura's expertise and progressive customer solutions will help us deliver the broadest range of telehealth solutions in the industry, now and in the future."

By integrating the data collected via Honeywell HomMed's LifeStream Platform and the Genesis DM telemonitoring devices with Procura's EHR system, patients will be able to communicate information such as key vital signs from the telemonitoring device in their homes to the EHR system. This in turn provides the caregiver with the most current patient records available for co-ordinated patient care. In addition, Procura's system is able to identify which patients qualify as telehealth patients and if a telemonitoring device is present in their homes. Information needed to create a patient record is then transferred from the EHR system to the telemonitoring device system in order to alleviate duplicate entries by home health agencies.

"Collaborating with Honeywell HomMed will further the case for increased care in the home", stated Warren Brown, CEO of Procura. "Clinical staff, regulatory bodies, funding authorities, patients and families now have a comprehensive EHR available to them. By working together, we can provide the vital information they need to improve care and decrease costs."

The Honeywell HomMed Telehealth solutions are an easy-to-use, cost-effective way of providing daily vital sign and symptom assessment of patients in their own homes. Honeywell HomMed combines the clinical excellence of a nationwide network of home health care agencies and clinicians with the state-of-the-art technology to provide solutions that enhance work flow and control variance.

Honeywell International is a $34 billion diversified technology and manufacturing expert, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and speciality materials. Based in Morris Township, New Jersey, Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.

Procura provides a fully integrated clinical and back office solution for health care. Over 6000 users at more than 350 client sites in North America and Australia use Procura to manage over 50.000 employees and deliver an estimated $1 billion in healt hcare services annually. Procura is headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and has offices in Salt Lake City, Baltimore, Chicago and Tampa. Procura's Australian headquarters are in Toowong, Queensland.


Leslie Versweyveld

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