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Focused Health Solutions Selects Cardiocom Telehealth Technology to Support Early Intervention
Date:7/6/2009

MINNEAPOLIS, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Focused Health Solutions, a premier provider of employer based population health management services, announced that 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 and motivate the member towards self care. The Commander Home Telemonitoring System guides the participant through an interactive Health Check and collection of vital signs including: weight, blood pressure, glucose, and heart rate. This information is immediately transmitted via a standard phone line or cellular communication to the participant's nurse coach at Focused Health Solutions Deerfield, IL based clinical nurse call center. The participant's nurse coach reviews the information with the participant during their scheduled condition management education calls throughout the year. Focused Health Solution's tailored disease management program is available to all members who qualify as an option to their health coverage with their employer.

"The Cardiocom System is a key advanced home care technology tool that proactively ensures coordinated care," says Charlene Bonvissuto, a registered nurse and President and Chief Executive Officer at Focused Health. "We believe that cost-effective monitoring of vital signs, symptoms and compliance with evidence-based guidelines is a fundamental tool in the condition management process." Cardiocom's unique system is also expected to enhance participant engagement, increase quality of life, and improve outcomes.

About Focused Health Solutions

Focused Health Solutions is a leading national provider of customized population health management services. Founded in 1999, the Deerfield, IL based company boasts a senior management team with over 100 years of collective experience in the health care industry and a blue chip customer base.

Focused Health Solutions combines innovative data analysis, condition specific clinical pathways, proprietary telehealth technology, Health Risk Assessments, and deep clinical expertise to reduce health care costs and improve health.

The FHS population health management model integrates sophisticated systems and experienced personnel to produce quantifiable clinical and economic benefits for its program participants and clients.

Focused Health Solutions is a proud member of the DMAA, NCQA, MWA and HERO organization. Visit us at Focusedhs.com for more information or call 1-800-282-8000.

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 and its services, call 1-888-243-8881 or visit http://www.cardiocom.com/

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


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