New York, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2014
eCaring, a New York-based health care company that provides a unique cloud-based home care management and monitoring system, announced today that its CEO and founder Robert M. Herzog, who was also named a “visionary,” accepted the prestigious Corporate Leadership Award from The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) at its 20th Annual Gala, Healthy Cities Healthy World event, held yesterday at The Hotel Pierre in New York.
Mr. Herzog was named a “visionary” in health care by Dr. George Thibault, the Interim Chairman of the Academy's Board of Trustees, honoring eCaring for its “creation and use of technology in service of elder health.” eCaring founded by Mr. Herzog who was deeply involved in the home and extended care of his mother Grace, which gave him an understanding of the problems that eCaring is designed to solve. Mr. Herzog led development of eCaring’s cloud-based care coordination system that generates comprehensive real-time clinical, behavioral and medication adherence data from a patient's home.
"The New York Academy of Medicine is pleased to honor eCaring with our Corporate Leadership award at our 20th Annual Gala for its leadership and innovation in the use of technology in service of health, particularly among older adults," said Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, NYAM President. "NYAM shares eCaring's vision of enabling older adults and people with serious chronic conditions to remain as independent as possible as they manage their health at home."
eCaring helps fulfill NYAM's mission by enabling home care aides, family caregivers and patients, regardless of computer or English literacy, to enter significant home health care information including medication intake, vital signs, mental state, sleep and diet patterns, and other critical events. Like the Academy, eCaring is dedicated to bringing the many benefits of digital health to urban low-income and seniors populations, where care needs are highly stressed and which are home to more than half the world’s population. eCaring's system allows doctors, care managers, family members and any member of a patient's care team to access important health care information easily in real time and receive alerts when situations require immediate attention, keeping patients in their homes and out of the hospital.
Accepting the award, Mr. Herzog said, “I applaud the Academy for tackling the problems of urban health head on. And with great gratitude we thank them, as we are privileged and honored that the Academy is recognizing the tireless work of our eCaring team, and helping propel us on our journey, to enable the tens of millions of America's Graces to live with better care at lower cost in the place they most want to be: their home.”
Mr. Herzog added that 30 home health aides, using eCaring and working with low-income patients, generated 132,000 data points, 1142 alerts, 822 notes and avoided numerous emergency room and hospital visits in just 11 months. Costs were cut by over $500 a month for Medicaid/Medicare patients and heart failure readmissions in a major hospital were reduced by more than 50%.
Visit eCaring.com to learn more about the company’s home health care technology.
eCaring, a privately-held, New York-based health care company, integrates behavioral, clinical and medication adherence data to provide a real-time home health care management and monitoring system for seniors and people with chronic conditions. The unique cloud-based platform allows care managers and providers, hospitals and health plans to spot changes in a patient's normal patterns, receive alerts when intervention is required to keep small problems in the home from becoming big ones in the hospital. The result is more efficient allocation of resources, improved information sharing, and reduced overall cost of care. http://www.ecaring.com.