FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, June 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Medaris, Inc. announced today the release of their Vela Cardiac Telehealth Monitoring service focused on helping healthcare organizations reduce costs and improve patient care. The company uses state-of-the-art wireless, mobile technology to effortlessly gather biometric data from patients in their nurse-led monitoring center located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Insightful reports are then generated and sent to the patient's physician in order to quickly assess and decide on the best treatment, prevent symptom aggravation and even a hospital readmission.
"This is a game changer for my patients and for my practice." Said Dr. Carlos Alberto Salcedo. "In the hospital we know precisely what's happening with the patient, but have no insight into their health after they leave. With Medaris Vela, we're able to monitor their health wherever they are, and the patients love it."
In fact, patients surveyed about the service feel much more secure that someone is looking after them daily. Tim Powers, a Fort Lauderdale Realtor says he's very comforted by it. "After my heart attack, I was really nervous to leave the hospital since I live alone. My doctor placed a small monitor on my chest, and assured me my health would be monitored all the time. I've had it for two weeks and I receive calls from the doctor's office daily to check on me. I must say I feel great knowing someone sees what's happening with my heart every day."
Thanks to new technology, Medaris is able to offer comprehensive patient monitoring services that were only available inside hospitals. These mobile devices allow patients to physically be anywhere in the world and still have their health monitored by skilled nurses, a flexibility heretofore unheard of. Patients well enough to travel, can do so unconcerned as long as they have a cellular or Wi-Fi connection.
"This service will also go a long way to assist hospitals, physician groups, and home health agencies in lessening the impact of Medicare penalties levied on those with high readmission rates" said Medaris founder Alex Karamanoglou, alluding to section 3025 of the Affordable Care Act. The average penalty in fiscal 2013 is estimated to be $126,000 (approx. 1%), and it's expected to increase to 3% in 2015. This can quickly add up in health systems with many hospitals.
"Starting today, mobile health services like ours are the future of how healthcare is delivered, unencumbered from traditional thinking and barriers," said Karamanoglou.
Medaris already has contracts for its Vela Telehealth monitoring services with home health agencies in the Miami area and will be holding clinical trials in hospitals in Colombia, South America in the next month. Karamanoglou is convinced remote monitoring is essential if the healthcare paradigm is to be changed, "There's an extraordinary need for this type of patient-centric service, and we're positive it's the catalyst this industry needs."
Medaris, Inc., a Fort Lauderdale, Florida based company founded by Colombian entrepreneur Alex Karamanoglou, is the leading provider of remote patient monitoring solutions for healthcare organizations and customers worldwide. Medaris offers an attractive value proposition through their telemonitoring solutions, which improve patient care and reduce unnecessary costs. Medaris' integrated telehealth services model combines the best health monitoring technology with personalized nurse intervention. Karamanoglou has over 20 years experience in technology and close to a decade of experience in healthcare.
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