The Institute for Health Technology Transformation Announces Telehealth Webinar and White Paper with Honeywell HomMed

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The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today a Telehealth Webinar and White Paper presentation by Honeywell HomMed entitled "Dynamic Issues in Telehealth: Reimbursement, Strategic Implementation & Technology" scheduled to take place August 19, 2009, at noon CST.

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today a Telehealth Webinar and White Paper presentation by Honeywell HomMed entitled "Dynamic Issues in Telehealth: Reimbursement, Strategic Implementation & Technology" scheduled to take place August 19, 2009 at noon CST.

The webinar will focus on market and chronic disease trends that are changing the way we need to provide healthcare, as well as thoughts on patient population management and the "ecosystem" concept of remote patient care. The webinar will feature insights from Kristopher Crawford, MD, Terry Duesterhoeft and Cleo Cabuz of Honeywell.

Kristopher Crawford, MD, president of Physicians Preferred Monitoring, will begin the webinar with a discussion around the changing dynamics of healthcare and how a recent shift in Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) policy may impact hospitals and hospital systems with significant early rehospitalization rates for congestive heart failure (CHF) patients. Dr. Crawford will share his unique perspective on remote patient monitoring both as a physician and the president of a company actively expanding the use of this technology in the healthcare marketplace.

Terry Duesterhoeft, president of Honeywell HomMed, will offer insights to help executives from hospitals, hospital systems, integrated healthcare delivery networks, and managed care organizations better understand how to reap the clinical and economic benefits of safe, appropriate discharge through the implementation of a direct to monitor program as well as controlled readmissions.

Cleo Cabuz, Ph.D., vice president of engineering for Honeywell Life Safety will share information relative to the latest technologies that are being researched for future applications within home healthcare and remote patient management including non-invasive measurements, predictive diagnostics, and systemic enhancements to displaying large amounts of patient data.

In conjunction with the webinar, Honeywell HomMed, will release a white paper entitled "Telehealth for Chronic Care Management." The author, Eric Zalas, emerging segment marketing manager for Honeywell HomMed, examines the cost implications of congestive heart failure (CHF) with detailed statistics on average hospitalization charges per day and average length of stay (LOS). The paper discusses implications of CMS policy changes for hospitals and takes a close look at the implementation of a scalable telehealth program as a solution. Several customer case studies are examined in detail to support positive clinical outcomes and ROI for telehealth program implementation.

The paper concludes with an in-depth look at determining the return on investment (ROI) for a stand-alone hospital and an integrated healthcare delivery network (IDN) using Honeywell's HomMed's proprietary economic benefits model.

The white paper features insightful discussions by Michael Sherman, MD, medical director of Humana, and Kristopher Crawford, MD. As an added value Honeywell HomMed has announced that those participants who sign up for the Honeywell Webinar may access a free download of the white paper.

About Honeywell:

Honeywell International (http://www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchange. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit http://www.honeywellnow.com

Honeywell HomMed is part of the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions business group, global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry. As a leader in telehealth and remote patient monitoring, Honeywell HomMed is dedicated to improving the quality of patients' lives and reducing the cost of healthcare by providing the industry's most advanced and integrated solutions at home and beyond. Through state-of-the-art medical monitoring equipment, technological support, and industry expertise, Honeywell HomMed provides individuals and the clinicians treating them with easy-to-use, cost efficient monitoring solutions. Please visit http://www.HomMed.com

About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation:

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and meaningful use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare.
http://www.ihealthtran.com

Contact:

Matthew Raynor
Institute for Health Technology Transformation
561-277-9454
http://ihealthtran.com/

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