VA “Goes Live” with Newest Home Telehealth Solution Provided by 1Vision and AMC Health

Platform allows Veterans and families to provide vital health
information online via wireless connectivity

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–1Vision LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC., and
their telehealth partner AMC
Health
, recently announced its nationwide home telehealth program
has “gone live” with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In
February of 2017, 1Vision was
awarded a 5-year Indefinite Delivery Quantity Contract with a maximum
value of $258,668,957
to provide home telehealth solutions to the
VA, and in June of 2018, received the Authority to Operate (ATO) ahead
of this national rollout.

VHA is the largest integrated health care system in the United States,
providing care at 1,243 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical
Centers and 1,062 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA
outpatient clinics). In FY 2017, more than 9 million Veterans were
enrolled in the VA health care system and 727,00 patients were provided
care via the three telehealth modalities. This amounted to over 2.18
million telehealth episodes of care. The VA’s Home Telehealth Program
relies on telehealth platforms from commercial contractors classified by
the VA as Medical Device Data Systems.

To ensure successful onboarding as well as patient and clinician
engagement, sites are being offered virtual and on-site training on the
telehealth software offerings. These learning activities are important
because historically patients have used “tethered” or cabled peripherals
(i.e. scale, or blood pressure device) attached to a hub unit. Now with
1Vision’s use of Bluetooth® technology, the peripherals can
support wireless connectivity allowing more natural use such as using a
scale in the bathroom, as opposed to the living room.

“Historically, the VA’s home telehealth offering relied on devices that
were expected to be available for the life of the contract,” said Bill
Kirkpatrick, Chief Executive Officer of HMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. and
Managing Director of 1Vision, LLC. “We are now witnessing very rapid
changes in technology that provide greater convenience and are available
at lower cost. As a provider of home telehealth for VA, we can work
collaboratively with VA to offer the optimal commercial off the shelf
(COTS) products that best support Veterans and their families. After
serving as a member of the Air Force for more than 20 years, it is an
honor to be on a number of federal contracts, including VA Telehealth
and VA T4 Next Generation as a means to ensure that Veterans are able to
receive access to services using the state-of-the-art technology and
services.”

“We are honored to be a part of this nationwide rollout of home
telehealth to Veterans,” said Dr. Lisa Roberts, President, Government
Division for AMC Health. “My exposure to the potential of telehealth was
during my VA MIRECC fellowship over 15 years ago, and being able to
support the VA in their continued leadership of evidence-based virtual
care has been deeply rewarding.”

By using AMC Health’s telehealth CareConsole®
platform
, Veterans will be able to automatically transmit
information including vital sign measurements such as weight, blood
pressure, and 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 the Veteran’s Care
Coordinator to emerging health issues or concerning trends, ensuring
prioritized outreach before small clinical issues become potential
clinically significant problems. With this solution, Veterans will have
the opportunity to bolster their independence and gain convenient access
to health care.

About 1Vision LLC

1Vision,
a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS
TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (HMS)
, is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small
Business (SDVOSB) with a goal of providing superior IT and Program
Management solutions throughout the Federal Government, focusing on
offices within the 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 over 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. Its 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, resulting in reductions in hospital admissions, and solid
financial return on investment. For more information, visit www.amchealth.com.

Contacts

Media Contact for 1Vision LLC:
Kara Fort, 202-400-3735 x 102
kara.fort@2servesolutions.com
or
Media
Contact for AMC Health:
Sheree Titan-Ford, 508-308-7019
sford@amchealth.com

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