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Care Innovations® Invited to Exhibit at Congressional Connected Health Tech Demo

care-innovations-invited-to-exhibit-at-congressional-connected-health-tech-demo.jpgCare Innovations®, is pleased to announce that we’ve been invited to exhibit our industry-leading remote patient management (RPM) technology at this week’s Connected Health Technology Demo.

Held in a U.S. Congressional building this Wednesday, March 23, the Connected Health Technology Demo is a forum for the nation’s leading health providers to exhibit their telehealth technologies in front of an audience that includes several members of Congress.

The Demo is being organized by ACT | The App Association, which represents more than 5,000 app makers in the mobile economy. The event is an effort by ACT’s Connected Health Initiative, “a group of leading mobile health companies and key stakeholders,” to “urge Congress and the administration to adopt policies that encourage mobile health innovation.”

“As the world has embraced mobile technology, the organization’s members have been creating innovative solutions to improve workplace productivity, accelerate academic achievement, and help people lead healthier lives,” ACT states on the event's website.

Care Innovations will be co-exhibiting along with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) Center for Telehealth. The two organizations partnered with North Sunflower Medical Center (NSMC) and C Spire to create the groundbreaking Mississippi Diabetes Telehealth Network, which early results show to have generated a cost savings of $339,184 for just 100 patients in its first year.

“Care Innovations is honored to be invited to exhibit its telehealth findings in front of an audience as important and prestigious as this,” commented Karissa Price, Chief Marketing Officer at Care Innovations. “Any demonstration of telehealth’s effectiveness is welcome, and this one particularly so, given the importance of passing the CONNECT for Health Act in order to improve healthcare outcomes nationwide.”

CONNECT for Health Act Co-Sponsors to Attend Connected Health Technology Demo

The Connected Health Tech Demo will be attended by U.S. House Representatives Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Doris Matsui (D-CA), both of whom are outspoken co-sponsors of the CONNECT for Health Act (Senate bill 2484 and House bill 4442), is an effort of policy makers to amend portions of the Social Security Act to allow greater use of telehealth and RPM services within the nation’s Medicare system.

Those changes would “promote cost savings and quality care,” per the text of the Senate version. Read more about the CONNECT for Health Act here.

Rep. Harper was one of three representatives to introduce the CONNECT for health Act into Congress last month. “I applaud the bicameral and bipartisan work being done in both chambers of Congress to craft legislation that will help expand the use of telehealth technologies to better serve patients and save taxpayer dollars,” Rep. Harper said in a statement.

“Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring are incredibly promising technologies, but until we give providers the ability to transition and meet the goals set forth in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, Medicare patients will continue to struggle to take part in these advancements. This legislation will promote cost savings and will increase the quality of care in the Medicare program.”

Rep. Matsui has also been a staunch supporter of telehealth legislation. Last year, she introduced HR 3750, the Telehealth Modernization Act of 2013, which sought to “establish a federal standard for telehealth that preserves, augments, and enhance[s] the provider-patient relationship while promoting telehealth,” per HIMSS News.

The Connected Health Technology Demo will help equip Reps. Harper and Matsui and their allies with the latest information on how “technologies such as internet-enabled hearing aids and apps to manage chronic conditions are empowering patients and transforming healthcare,” per the event’s website.

The event will be held this Wednesday, March 23, 2014 from 4pm to 7pm at the Rayburn Foyer of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Rayburn House Office Building. For more information or details on attending, visit the website of the Connected Health Technology Demo here.

We also invite you to view this exclusive infographic for an overview of the partnership between Care Innovations and UMMC’s Mississippi Diabetes Telehealth Network (and its impressive list of first-year successes).