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MobileHelp’s® Chris Otto Presents New Step-down Telehealth Solution for Providers at the Home Health Technology Summit 2016

March 14, 2016

NEW ORLEANS - March 14, 2016 -(BUSINESS WIRE)--MobileHelp®, a leader in mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems (mPERS) and health management solutions, announced today that its SVP of Business and Product Development, Chris Otto, will be presenting at the Home Health Technology Summit this week in New Orleans.


Held March 13-15 at the Hotel Monteleone, the Home Health Technology Summit will offer a tailored education experience for homecare providers who want to leverage the latest technologies to transform the business of healthcare.


Joined by David Taylor, RN, Mr. Otto will present the conference track titled, “Technology in action: How homecare providers are using technology to reshape business and care.”


Beginning at 3:30 PM on Monday, March 14, the 1-hour session will examine a pilot program between MobileHelp and the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) of the Greater Rockford Area, to present the real-life advantages of incorporating a step-down monitoring solution for patients transitioning from a traditional clinical-oversight telehealth program back into “regular life.”

“Following the reimbursable window, our patients would routinely become anxious about losing the continuous medical oversight they experience when they are monitored by our clinicians,” said Mr. Taylor. “The consumer-facing telehealth solution from MobileHelp gives us the opportunity to offer patients a step-down solution, which has allowed them to self-monitor their vital signs as well as have access to emergency help if they need it.”


The session will explore the challenges the VNA sought to address and how implementing a step-down program allowed its patients to maintain long-term health – and stay out of the hospital. The presentation also includes feedback from patients involved in the pilot, as well as program statistics – including a reported 47 percent increase in confidence levels around managing a chronic condition, and an 18 percent increase in mobility and physical activity – that underscore the program’s success.


“The healthcare system has demonstrated time and again that utilization of telehealth technology is a critical component for keeping people healthy and out of the hospital in the long-term,” said Mr. Otto. “Our solution offers patients the ability to conduct their own long-term monitoring of vital signs, leveraging the education they have acquired while working with clinicians during the initial post-discharge period.”


The session presented by Mr. Otto and Mr. Taylor is also profiled in a whitepaper titled, “The Future of Home Health is Here,” available via MobileHelp’s website:


For more information on the Home Health Technology Summit, please visit:


About MobileHelp

MobileHelp is a leading provider of M-PERS (Mobile-Personal Emergency Response Systems) and personal health management technology. The company develops and distributes market-leading products such as Cellular DUO, a fully integrated medical alert system with GSM/GPS technology, which provides an in-home cellular base station and a mobile device to protect customers away from home. MobileHelp’s M-PERS devices are integrated with nationwide wireless voice, data and GPS technology to provide real-time medical alert monitoring services and location tracking for expedited personal emergency assistance. In addition to emergency response services, MobileHelp offers proactive health management services such as Activity Tracking and Medication Reminders. MobileHelp, the first FDA registered mobile medical alert system provider, is a two-time recipient of Frost and Sullivan Leadership Awards, and was named to the 2014 Grow Florida Top Companies to Watch. It was ranked 90th in the Deloitte 2015 Technology Fast 500, and was cited two years in a row (2014 and 2015) in the Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Companies in America. The company is located in the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University®. For sales or more information about MobileHelp, please call 1-800-989-9863 or go online to