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Excell Home Care & Hospice, Inc. Selects Cardiocom Telehealth Technology
Date:6/16/2009

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Excell Home Care & Hospice, Inc., a leading provider of home care and hospice services in Oklahoma, announced it has entered into a business relationship with Cardiocom(R) to provide advanced home telehealth technology to patients with chronic illness. Cardiocom, the Experts in Telehealth(SM), is a world class developer, manufacturer and clinical service provider of award-winning telehealth solutions.

Cardiocom's telehealth system provides an interactive opportunity to proactively manage patient care. Every day, Excell Home Care patients use the Cardiocom Commander Telehealth System to communicate with an Excell Home Care nurse. The Commander Home Telehealth System guides the patient through an interactive "Health Check" that includes the collection of symptoms, care plan compliance, and vital signs such as weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, heart rate and blood glucose readings. This information is immediately transmitted via a standard telephone line or cellular connection to the patient's clinician for review.

"The Cardiocom System is a key clinical tool that proactively ensures coordinated care from our agency to the patient's home," says Excell Home Care's CEO, Mina Acquaye, RN, BSN, MPH, CHCE. "By transmitting objective, real-time health data every day, the patient is connected to our medical team so that their plan of care can be adjusted, and early intervention can take place when needed. This system uses today's most advanced home care technology and monitoring services available. We anticipate that Cardiocom's unique system will improve patient outcome and quality of life," adds Mina.

About Excell Home Care & Hospice

Excell Home Care & Hospice is a Medicare-certified home health care and hospice organization serving Oklahoma City and the surrounding area. Since their inception, Excell Home Care has been recognized for its continuous focus on patient care and quality initiatives. In addition to telehealth, they offer a multitude of services to meet the needs of the patients and families they serve. Services include: skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, home health aide, as well as medical social work. For more information about Excell Home Care & Hospice and its services, please call (405) 631-0521 or visit www.excellhomecare.net.

About Cardiocom

Cardiocom, the Experts in Telehealth, is an award-winning leader in innovative home telehealth solutions. Founded in 1997, Cardiocom develops, manufactures and markets its own telehealth devices for heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, COPD, asthma and other chronic conditions. Cardiocom's clients include some of the most respected home health groups, health plans, hospitals, physician groups, and coordinated care companies in the nation. Through these established relationships, Cardiocom improves the lives of thousands of people each day. For more information on Cardiocom(R) and its services, call (888) 243-8881 or visit www.cardiocom.com.

    Contact:
    Tracy Mitchell
    Vice President, Operations
    Cardiocom
    (888)243-8881


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