1Vision LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. has been awarded an estimated $260 million contract by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to deliver home telehealth solutions. As part of the contract, 1Vision has exclusively partnered with AMC Health to implement its virtual health and remote patient monitoring solution.
The AMC Health offering enables veterans to automatically transmit information including vital sign measurements such as weight, blood pressure, blood glucose levels using Bluetooth-enabled devices from the comfort of their own homes. CareConsole is powered by a sophisticated analytics engine that alerts a veterans’ Care Coordinator to emerging health issues or concerning trends ensuring prioritized outreach before small clinical issues become serious problems. Using telehealth, veterans will have the opportunity to bolster their independence, get convenient access to health care while addressing resource and financial obstacles.
The Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Home Telehealth Program relies on telehealth platforms from commercial contractors classified by the VA as Medical Device Data Systems (MDDS). These systems are purchased by the VHA and used by veterans throughout the United States in their homes as a means of promoting self-management and increased access to care. VA-published studies show that MDDS systems help to improve care, reduce emergency department visits and promote higher levels of patient and clinician satisfaction.
AMC Health’s solutions (the telehealth platform for 1Vision) are developed for clinicians by clinicians using processes, protocols and technologies culled from more than 15 years of operation.
“We are honored that AMC Health has been selected to help empower veterans to take a more active role managing their health and improving the quality of lives,” said Nesim Bildirici, CEO and president of AMC Health. “As the exclusive telehealth provider for 1Vision, we are committed to extending our expertise to help expand medical services to veterans through telehealth.”