ArioTech and UMass Memorial Medical Center to Deliver Telehealth Technology Reducing Heart Failure-Related Hospital Re-Admissions

Fort Lee, New Jersey, March 11, 2011 - ArioTech, a leading-edge mobile health management solution provider and UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA, are collaborating on a remote patient monitoring initiative to improve clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF).

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ArioTech Mobile Patient Monitoring

Fort Lee, NJ (PRWEB) March 11, 2011

ArioTech’s remote patient monitoring system, the mobile Medical Digital Assistant (mMDA™) is a sophisticated telehealth technology platform providing a simple-to-use interface for patients and care providers. Healthcare professionals can now remotely monitor and analyze both objective and subjective patient physiological data. This data is captured from multiple point of care devices and easily customizable questionnaires, respectively, all through a singular conduit.

The company’s mMDA™ system, which includes a handheld mobile device and an interoperable web-based portal, uses broadband connectivity to conveniently and cost-effectively augment disease management efforts. With unprecedented flexibility and scalability, the mMDA™ offers the entire continuum of healthcare stakeholders the opportunity to improve patient quality of care with increased efficiency.

UMass Memorial Health Care’s Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence provides world-class cardiovascular care, managing one of the largest populations of HF patients in the US through its Medical Center in Worcester. Exemplary leadership and technology are at the forefront of the Center’s progressive efforts to improve patient care standards and have helped UMass Memorial Medical Center garner the No. 3 spot nationally and the No. 1 spot in New England for heart attack survival (source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). In 2010 there were no mortalities in patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass surgery.

Robert A. Phillips, MD, PhD, Senior Vice President of UMass Memorial Medical Center and Director of the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence states, “With Ariotech’s advanced technology our goal is to capture and correlate the full spectrum of disease-specific parameters such as pulse oximetry, activity level, heart rate, and body weight with functional status and quality of life. Automatic alerts, based on our pre-specified criteria, may provide us the opportunity to intervene at the earliest sign of clinical decompensation and potentially avoid hospitalization for our Heart Failure patients.”

“UMass Memorial Medical Center’s worldwide recognized clinical expertise complements ArioTech’s innovative technology solution to open new frontiers bringing quality healthcare to all patient populations including Heart Failure” said Andy Saffarian, Founder and President of ArioTech. “Our mMDA™ remote patient monitoring platform enables a shift toward a more accountable care model putting patients’ health at the center.”

“ArioTech’s innovative software application helps the healthcare industry deliver a flexible patient care solution, taking advantage of the Intel® Atom™ processor performance,” said J. Scott Harrison, director, Developer and ISV Scale Programs, Intel Software and Services Group. “Together, Intel and ArioTech are teaming up to help deliver highly-innovative and scalable solutions improving clinical outcomes for heart-related health issues.”

About ArioTech
ArioTech is a leading-edge Healthcare Service Provider. The company provides interactive mobile patient monitoring and management solutions built on mMDA™ technology to improve clinical outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.ariotech.com.

About UMass Memorial Medical Center
UMass Memorial Medical Center is the advanced tertiary care referral center for Central and Western Massachusetts. The Medical Center offers a full complement of sophisticated technology and support services necessary to provide the region with specialists renowned for their work in areas such as cardiovascular medicine and surgery, diabetes, cancer and orthopedics. Visit http://www.umassmemorial.org for additional information.

About Intel® Software Partner Program
The Intel Software Partner Program is a global, online membership program for independent software vendors (ISVs) developing commercially available applications for Intel platforms and technologies. The program gives ISVs access to a portfolio of resources that support the key stages of their business cycle from planning and development to marketing and sales. For more information, or to enroll in the program, go to http://www.intel.com/partner.

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