THA Group Partners with Cardiocom Telehealth

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- THA Group, a free standing in-home health company serving coastal Georgia and South Carolina, announced that it will be partnering with Cardiocom® to expand its chronic telehealth program providing advanced home telehealth technology to patients with chronic conditions.  Cardiocom, Experts in Telehealth(SM), is a world class developer, manufacturer and clinical service provider of award-winning telehealth solutions.

"Telehealth has significantly evolved over the eleven years we have practiced telehealth, in terms of both software and hardware, necessitating the need to explore systems to meet our current needs," says Ellen Bolch, President and CEO of THA Group. "We chose Cardiocom's telehealth system because it contains those elements that THA Group deemed critical in a new telehealth partner - sophisticated chronic disease management software with an emphasis on self-management, easy to install and use monitors, cellular capability, two-way integration with our Point of Care System, and willingness to partner and develop new ways to advance home health care as the solution to in-home, post acute care," added Bolch.

"As healthcare is rapidly moving towards an outcome based payment structure,  Cardiocom is thrilled to be collaborating with a provider who is well known for pioneering innovative models of care, " says Daniel L. Cosentino, President and CEO of Cardiocom.  "We look forward to co-developing new features that can allow home health care to continue to showcase their value proposition," further added Cosentino.  

About THA Group

THA Group, a family of companies comprised of Island Health Care, Independent Life at Home, Ideal Aging and Island Hospice (a not-for-profit 501(c) 3), was the first home health company in the Coastal Empire and Low Country to implement telemonitoring as the standard of care.  THA Group has been locally owned and operated for over seventeen years and is nationally recognized for being "pioneers" with respect to telehealth in home care. THA Group is an affiliate of the Center for Telehealth at Georgia University of Health Sciences (Medical College of Georgia). All of the clinicians have been certified in chronic condition management by a nationally recognized organization.  Please visit www.thagroup.org or call 888-842-4663 for more information.

About Cardiocom

Cardiocom, Experts in Telehealth(SM), is an award-winning leader in innovative home telehealth solutions.  Founded in 1997, Cardiocom develops, manufactures and markets its own telehealth devices for heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, COPD, asthma and other chronic conditions.  Cardiocom's clients include some of the most respected home health groups, health plans, hospitals, physician groups, and coordinated care companies in the nation.  Through these established relationships, Cardiocom improves the lives of thousands of people each day. For more information on Cardiocom and its services, call 888-243-8881 or visit www.cardiocom.com

Cardiocom Contact:
Tracy Mitchell
Vice President
888-243-8881
[email protected]

THA Group Contact:
Kathy Piette
Vice President
888.842.4663
[email protected]

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