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VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove Selects Cardiocom Telehealth Technology as Its New Telehealth Provider
Date:8/31/2009

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove, who recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, announced that it has entered into a business relationship with Cardiocom(R) to provide advanced home telehealth products and services to patients with chronic diseases. Cardiocom, the Experts in Telehealth(SM), is world class developer, manufacturer and clinical service provider of award-winning telehealth solutions.

Cardiocom's telehealth system provides a unique opportunity to proactively manage and customize patient care. Every day, VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove patients use the Cardiocom Commander Telehealth System to communicate with a VNA telehealth nurse. The Commander Home Telemonitoring System guides the patient through an interactive Health Check and collection of vital signs including: weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate. This information is immediately available for review via a standard phone line to the agency's telehealth department.

"The Cardiocom System is a key tool that proactively ensures coordinated care from a hospital, nursing home or physician's office to the patient's home," says Joni Griffin, RN, BSN, Chief Clinical Officer for the VNA. "By transmitting objective, real-time health data every day, the patient is connected to our staff so that their care plan can be continually updated as needed. This system uses today's most advanced home care technology and monitoring services. We anticipate that Cardiocom's unique system will improve patient outcomes and quality of life," adds Kelly Stultz, VNA home telehealth nurse.

About VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove

The VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove is an independent, not for profit organization that provides home health, hospice and private duty services to southwestern York County and all of Adams County. For more information about the VNA and its services, call (717) 637-1227 or visit us on the web at www.vnahanover.org.

About Cardiocom

Cardiocom(R), the Experts in Telehealth(SM), 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 888-243-8881 or visit www.cardiocom.com.

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


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