ATI's InLife™ and LifeView™ Telehealth System Deployed in "A Strategy of Home Telehealth for the Management of Heart Failure" (STARTEL) Study
Minneapolis (PRWEB) October 28, 2008 -- American TeleCare, Inc. (ATI), the leader in the development and application of intelligent monitoring and video-based telehealth solutions, announced that its InLife™ and LifeView™ Telehealth Systems are now in use to implement a heart failure outcomes study in Atlantic Canada. "A Strategy of Home Telehealth for the Management of Heart Failure" (STARTEL) aims to transform heart failure management across Canada from crisis response to proactive intervention. STARTEL is evaluating telehealth-supported care management of heart failure patients at home to determine whether this model improves clinical care and outcomes. The study is currently underway out of the Capital District Health Authority in Halifax, Nova Scotia in partnership with Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation in Southwestern New Brunswick, part of Regional Health Authority B.
"ATI's experience in supporting new models of clinical care with telehealth technology solutions has been valuable," said Miroslaw Rajda, M.D., principal investigator, STARTEL. "The LifeView Telehealth System from American TeleCare can be used for both remote monitoring of patients at home as well as interactive video visits. Both elements are essential to STARTEL, as we are studying whether or not patients who receive video intervention may have better outcomes than those who receive their home telehealth visits via a phone call with the nurse."
"The InLife and LifeView Patient Stations we are using in patients' homes are easy to use, and thus far, our patients are embracing this new method of care." said Michelle T. Currie, R.N., the project coordinator who is managing the operations
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