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Bosch Healthcare extends telehealth contract with US govt

Iain Morris
May 21, 2014
Robert Bosch Healthcare says the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has extended its contract for home telehealth devices and services until 2015.

VA facilities have been using Bosch’s (Stuttgart, Germany) Health Buddy System for more than a decade to monitor patients remotely and then make improvements to patient care through the VA’s Care Coordination Home Telehealth (CCHT) program.

The Health Buddy System is designed to guide patients through an interactive series of questions that collects data on symptoms and vital signs, medication compliance and condition-specific knowledge.

Caregivers are able to view data the system generates and then take action to improve the level of healthcare they provide – or to cut out inefficiencies in the process.

“Since 2002, Bosch Healthcare has been a leading provider of telehealth solutions to the VA’s CCHT program,” said Micha Kirchoff, Bosch Healthcare’s president. “A large amount of the published evidence proving the impact of telehealth on improving outcomes and lowering costs was reported by VA researchers using our Health Buddy system.”

“We are proud and honored to be part of a program that improves the lives of our veterans, and we look forward to continuing our role in this innovative and highly effective program” added Kirchoff.
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