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ViTelCare Home Health Monitoring Contract with Department of Veterans Affairs Awarded

- Contract expands the use of ViTelCare T400 in-home management system among veterans with chronic conditions, PTSD, substance abuse and other conditions

- ViTelCare is a provider of innovative home telehealth systems to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) since 2004

VIENNA, VA, April 26, 2011 – Visual Telecommunication Network, Inc. (ViTelCare), a provider of in-home telehealth systems, announced today that it was awarded a new contract for the ViTelCare Home Health Monitor product line by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The ViTelCare home telehealth product line, which provides in-home management of patients, has been used by the VA since 2004. The contract represents a continued relationship with the VA and was one of six contracts awarded following a competitive bid and procurement process.

“The award of our ViTelCare contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the planned roll-out of telehealth in the next years is further confirmation of the benefits that home telehealth can have in our healthcare system,” said Marie Mann, national government sales director at ViTelCare. “ViTelCare is dedicated to advancing the connectivity between patients and their healthcare professionals. Through home telehealth monitoring, with the proven T400 system, healthcare providers have the opportunity to intervene before the patient’s condition becomes critical, potentially improving quality of care while simultaneously reducing costs.”

About the ViTelCare T400 Home Health Monitor
In use for more than 5 years, ViTelCare T400 Home Health Monitor supports the safety and well-being of patients with congestive heart failure, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), and others, as well as many combinations of these conditions. The ViTelCare T400 is an in-home monitoring system that alerts a patient’s healthcare provider of potential health problems before they become critical. These alerts are issued when a patient’s vital statistics fall outside the parameters established by their healthcare professional. The T400 monitor securely transmits patient data, automatically or manually, multiple times a day and offers patients an easy to use touch screen interface and audio enabled health assessment question and answer choices. By providing a daily assessment of the patient’s vital signs and symptoms, the monitors alert care providers to potential health problems and help identify patients who may need additional care, thereby reducing emergency situations. The system offers a broad range of disease management programs, including common co-morbid combinations, which are easily tailored to accommodate a patient’s unique healthcare needs.

About Visual Telecommunication Network:

Visual Telecommunication Network, Inc., also known as ViTelCare, is a fully owned subsidiary of The Bosch Group. The product spectrum ranges from patient terminals to comprehensive evaluation software allowing healthcare professionals to efficiently evaluate the data coming from the patient terminals and other connected devices. Bosch Telehealth strives to improve diagnosis and treatment through systematic patient monitoring and involvement. The result is that health professionals are able to provide a higher quality of care for patients with chronic conditions, patients lead happier and healthier lives, and the cost of healthcare is reduced for funders.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 285,000 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros ($62.7 billion) in fiscal 2010. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent 3.8 billion euros (approximately $5 billion) for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. Bosch is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011. Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, and http://125.bosch.com.

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare and software innovations. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 22,000 associates in more than 100 locations, with reported sales of $8.8 billion in fiscal 2010. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com.


ViTelCare Home Health Monitoring 2011 - April 2011

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