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1Vision Awarded Home Telehealth Contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Published: Thursday, January 04, 2018

Partnering with AMC Health to Provide Telehealth Care for Veterans to Improve Clinical Outcomes while Reducing Hospital Readmissions and Costs

 

Martinsburg, WV - January 4th, 2018 — 1Vision LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC., announced that it has been selected as the only Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) to be awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to deliver home telehealth solutions to U.S veterans. The contract includes one base year and four one-year option periods with a maximum value of $258,668,957.

 1Vision chose AMC Health, a leading provider of virtual care and remote patient monitoring solutions to implement its home telehealth solution leveraging the robust clinical CareConsole® platform.  AMC Health’s telehealth offerings will enable veterans to automatically transmit information including vital sign measurements such as weight, blood pressure, blood glucose levels as well as condition specific information to the CareConsole® platform 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.

 “1Vision, a subsidiary of HMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC., was formed with the sole vision of better serving our nation’s veterans through a wider breadth of technologies,” said Bill Kirkpatrick, CEO of HMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. and managing director of 1Vision, LLC.  “As a service-disabled veteran myself, I firmly believe this contract is a vital step to make healthcare treatment for our nation's heroes more efficient and accessible. We are honored to be part of this contract and are pleased that the VA has awarded a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business this opportunity to help provide quality products and services to veterans.

 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) were developed “by clinicians for clinicians” and use processes, protocols and technologies culled from more than 10 million patients over 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.”

 

About 1Vision LLC

1Vision is a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (HMS).  As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), 1Vision’s goal is to provide superior IT and Program Management solutions throughout the Federal Government, focusing on offices within the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Toward this end, we provide knowledgeable experts to collaborate with client stakeholders, tailoring enterprise-wide IT services solutions that best fit the needs of the end users.  1Vision has core competencies in key areas such as privacy and security within the federal landscape, with a focus on ensuring protected health information is secure.

 1Vision has been certified by the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.


About AMC Health

For 15 years, AMC Health has led healthcare transformation through the use of virtual technologies. The company is the leading provider of real-time virtual care solutions. It’s FDA Class II cleared platform, end-to-end services and clinically proven solutions enable healthcare organizations to securely extend ‎their services beyond the four walls of the hospital and ambulatory clinic settings. Providing cost-effective population health management, the company’s ever-expanding ecosystem delivers scalable virtual care programs for health systems and payers, connecting to more than 200 devices, apps, and integrations via a single connection. AMC Health’s peer-reviewed published studies highlight clinical improvements for conditions like heart failure, diabetes, and hypertension, reductions in hospital admissions, and solid financial return on investment.  For more information, visit www.amchealth.com

 

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To set up media interviews, please contact Bill Kirkpatrick at (304) 378-2211 or bkirkpatrick@hmstech.com


Keywords: CCHT , Telehealth , VA , Veterans , Medical , Healthcare , 1Vision , AMC



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