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A&D and HRS deliver biometric monitoring for telehealth

Steve Rogerson
November 13, 2108



A&D Medical has partnered with Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) to bring biometric monitoring equipment to telehealth patients.
 
California-based A&D Medical has been HRS's primary supplier of biometric devices for over six years. The official partnership is a natural progression of the relationship between the two companies and was born out of the growth New Jersey firm HRS has experienced over the past year.
 
The partnership allows HRS to respond to the increased demand for telehealth and high quality biometric monitoring devices.
 
HRS supplies home care agencies with a remote monitoring platform focused on changing patient behaviour to reduce readmissions and improve clinical outcomes. Its disease-specific engagement kits are customised with educational video, care plans and, medication reminders while integrated with Bluetooth peripherals to engage patients. For clinicians, its software allows for the management of high-risk patients and provides seamless communications with them through video chat, wound imaging and text messaging.
 
A&D Medical has been perfecting biometric monitoring for more than 40 years and was the first company to develop a home blood pressure monitor. The A&D blood pressure monitors are clinically validated and have received FDA 510K approval to ensure that healthcare practitioners and patients can trust their results and better manage their conditions.
 
"As telehealth continues to expand across the healthcare spectrum, HRS wants to ensure that we are offering the highest quality and most accurate equipment to our patients," said Rohan Udeshi, COO of HRS. "Our partnership with A&D Medical allows us to maintain an exceptional standard of telehealth delivery while making meaningful contributions to the advancement of patient care."
 
Providing patients with the tools to share data with healthcare providers can directly lead to better outcomes and facilitate improved symptom management. When patients are active participants in monitoring their health on a regular basis, their health outcomes improve, and healthcare costs decrease. By giving patients access to telehealth software and Bluetooth biometric devices, HRS and A&D Medical say they can improve the patient experience with technology and empower patients to work towards independently managing their own conditions.
 
"Empowering patients to be more connected to their health metrics is a critical element in transforming healthcare," said Terry Duesterhoeft, president and CEO of A&D. "Joining forces with HRS is another step in bringing the transformation closer to reality.”