AMAC to be first United States market channel partner to deploy Intel's new telehealth system

Oceanside 08 December 2008American Medical Alert Corporation (AMAC), a provider of health care communication services and advanced home health monitoring technologies, has executed a market channel partner agreement with Intel to provide the Intel Health Guide as part of its portfolio of Health and Safety Monitoring Systems (HSMS) offerings.

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The Intel Health Guide, which received 510(k) market clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July, is a comprehensive personal health system that combines an in-home patient device - the Intel Health Guide PHS6000 - as well as an on-line interface - the Intel Health Care Management Suite - allowing clinicians to monitor patients in their homes and manage care remotely. The Health Guide is designed to be used by health care professionals to manage their patients at home.

"Intel has spent years researching the needs of caregivers and their patients. We recently launched the Intel Health Guide as the first in a series of products intended to assist health providers to care for their patients and to empower patients to care for themselves", stated Mariah Scott, director of Sales and Marketing for the Intel Digital Health Group. "With their expertise in health monitoring solutions and nationwide call centre support structure, we are excited to work with AMAC as our first market channel partner for the Health Guide System."

Frederic Siegel, AMAC's Executive Vice President commented: "We are pleased to be working with Intel as the first Market Channel Partner for the launch of the Intel Health Guide. AMAC has been a leading provider of health and safety monitoring solutions for over two decades. We believe this new collaboration with Intel will greatly enhance our suite of digital health and wellness solutions to connect patients and providers and further our market position in the remote patient monitoring sector."

The Health Guide promotes greater patient engagement and more efficient care management by enabling communication between patients and health care professionals and providing clinicians with access to the most current, actionable data. This solution offers interactive tools for personalized care management and includes vital sign collection, patient reminders, surveys, multimedia educational content, and feedback and communications tools, such as video conferencing and e-mail messages. Clinicians have ongoing access to data so that they can better manage each patient's conditions while patients benefit from customized care in the comfort of their own living room.

AMAC is a health care communications company dedicated to the provision of support services to the health care community. AMAC's product and service portfolio includes Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) and emergency response monitoring, electronic medication reminder devices, disease management monitoring appliances and health care communication solutions services.

AMAC operates nine communication centres under local trade names: H-LINK OnCall, Long Island City, New York and Clovis, New Mexico, North Shore TAS, Port Jefferson, New York, Live Message America, Audubon, New Jersey, ACT Teleservice, Newington, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts, MD OnCall, Cranston RI and Capitol Medical Bureau Rockville, Maryland, American MediConnect and Phone Screen Chicago, Illinois to support the delivery of high quality, health care communications.

More information about the Intel Health Guide is available in the VMW December 2008 article Intel launches its first home medical device to better connect clinicians with patients.


Source: American Medical Alert Corp.

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