Healthcare Pros Cite ConnectVitals RPM Platform as Vital to Improving Patient Care, Decreasing Readmissions, and Reducing Costs


    BALA CYNWYD, PA, April 05, 2019 — Connect America, the nation’s largest independent provider of personal emergency response systems (PERS) announced today that it has been named “Best Home Healthcare Solutions Provider” by Healthcare Tech Outlook for its ConnectVitals™, the SASS (cloud-based), real time, telehealth solution featuring unique patient and provider portals. Healthcare Tech Outlook magazine offers healthcare decision makers critical information on adopting, innovating, and building new programs and approaches to enhance their capability to provide care.

“The ConnectVitals value-based care model is a favorite because it helps save hospitals and healthcare providers time and money by decreasing readmissions and reducing costs.”



“The business of healthcare has changed dramatically over the last 35 years, during which time Connect America has made some groundbreaking innovations in support of its broad national network of provider partners,” said Alex D’souza, Managing Editor, Healthcare Tech Outlook. “Connect America is a PERS leader and many acknowledge PERS as the original RPM solution. Over time, RPM has evolved to become a vital platform for home health providers and others in the healthcare continuum. We see the healthcare industry shifting more and more toward best-in-class remote patient monitoring solutions, and the ConnectVitals value-based care model is a favorite because it helps save hospitals and healthcare providers time and money by decreasing readmissions and reducing costs.”

“On behalf of everyone at Connect America, we are so grateful to receive this esteemed award recognizing category excellence for our ConnectVitals remote patient monitoring (RPM) platform,” said Jim Reilly, Vice President, Healthcare Division at Connect America. “ConnectVitals was designed to be highly practitioner and patient-friendly, with customizable solutions that are rented, not sold – meaning practitioners are only charged monthly for what is in the field, not what is in their inventory, and patients are getting only the equipment they need. This makes for easy adoption at every level for both patients and providers.”

As a part of its overall connected health services, Connect America also trains home healthcare professionals on how to educate patients on the deployment and proper use of medical devices, stay current on industry trends and regulations, and effectively respond to alerts and emergencies.

“Connect America has been a great partner in helping us embrace and reap the manifold benefits of remote patient monitoring,” said Carol Parece, R.N. Regional Administrator at Overlook VNA. “Their service is top notch and our staff and patients have really benefited as we’ve increased our efficiency in allocating resources where they are needed most—leading to lower hospital readmissions, while helping us be perceived as a leader in our space. We doubled the number of patients we monitored with Connect America’s ConnectVitals offering in 2018 and look forward to further expanding this year.”

“ConnectVitals seamlessly delivers critical real-time patient vitals data and alerts that can consistently make the difference between an at-home, independent patient and one needing to be readmitted to the hospital – or potentially worse. Having a deep background in nursing myself, I know firsthand the all consuming nature of a nurse’s daily routine, and the challenges to embrace in-home technology for many patients, but ConnectVitals has made it easy for both,” added Reilly.

Building on its innovation in cutting-edge technology solutions for the healthcare industry, Connect America recently acquired Tunstall Americas, another leader in connected health services.

To learn more about the 2019 Home Healthcare Solutions Provider award and read the full story from Home Healthcare Tech, click here.

About Healthcare Tech Outlook
From interoperability solutions for exchanging patient information across care settings to remote patient monitoring, important technological developments are shaping the future of healthcare organizations. Healthcare Tech Outlook has been a pioneer in offering a learn-from-peer approach to the healthcare arena, offering technology advice to enhance both the overall healthcare landscape and assist individual care providers – from general practitioners and specialists to post-acute care organizations. Healthcare Tech Outlook is determined to bring forth the complete picture of how the healthcare tech landscape can be enhanced and brought to new heights through the adoption of the latest technologies.

About Connect America
Connect America’s heritage stretches back more than 35 years to the very early days of Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS). The company has been trusted to help maintain the health, safety and security of millions of seniors, patients and those that care for them through increasingly innovative monitoring solutions – evolving from PERS to also include Remote Patient Monitoring and Medication Management. Headquartered in the Greater Philadelphia, PA area with regional offices nationwide, Connect America’s solutions are sold direct-to-consumer as well as through a network of over 1000 healthcare providers. Connect America believes that “Connecting is Caring.” Our mission is to ensure that all subscribers reap the vital and, at times, life saving benefits of living in a connected world. For more on ConnectVitals and Connect America’s Healthcare division, visit healthcare.connectamerica.com.