| - Bosch Healthcare and Remedy Health Media partner to launch a suite of innovative web-based products for remote patient monitoring|
- Partnership underscores the changing demographics of chronic disease and supports improved patient engagement and compliance
PALO ALTO, Calif. and NEW YORK – Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc. (Bosch Healthcare), the market leader in evidence-based telehealth solutions, and Remedy Health Media (Remedy), a leading provider of clinical resources and wellness tools, today announced a strategic partnership to develop and market an innovative suite of web-based products and solutions focused on supporting better patient engagement in telehealth and compliance with medical care. The partnership combines Bosch’s evidence-based telehealth solutions for chronic medical and mental health conditions with Remedy’s design and development of award winning patient engagement models to improve patients’ compliance with medical care and self-management skills.
“Bosch has traditionally delivered its health management programs for more than 30 medical conditions using its Health Buddy and T400 devices,” said Dr. Jasper zu Putlitz, M.D, president of Bosch Healthcare. “Our partnership with Remedy will use web-based technology to expand the scope of our content in ways that will engage and activate a broader population of patients to actively participate in their care.”
According to Dr. Karen Gilberg, M.D., chief medical officer of Bosch Healthcare: “Our health management programs support the care of patients with chronic conditions, both in the transitional period post-hospitalization and during longer-term chronic care coordination. With an increasing number of people using their computers, tablets, and smartphones to access information about their health, we believe that a web-based telehealth solution is a ‘must have’ alternative to traditional proprietary devices for a growing number of payers, providers and patients. Web-based remote patient monitoring will allow us to deliver enhanced content and will support improved patient compliance with medical care. Our new web-based products will expand on the key elements in our health management programs that have consistently delivered positive clinical and economic outcomes.”
Michael Cunnion, Remedy’s CEO, underscored the company’s enthusiasm for the Remedy partnership with Bosch: “Remedy’s award-winning content and clinical resources are a perfect complement to Bosch Healthcare’s best in class telehealth solutions in meeting the Triple Aim. The more patients who engage and activate around their care, the higher their satisfaction with that care, the better the clinical outcomes, and the lower the overall costs to the delivery system.”
The companies anticipate that their first offering will be commercially available later this year.
About Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc.:
Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc., is a leading provider of innovative telehealth systems. Bosch’s product spectrum ranges from patient interfaces to comprehensive health management and patient evaluation software allowing healthcare professionals to efficiently evaluate the patient’s health status. Bosch Healthcare strives to help 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 payers. Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of the Bosch Group. For more information, go to www.bosch-telehealth.com.
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket solutions, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare (telemedicine) and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in North America in 1906, Bosch employs nearly 24,600 associates in more than 100 locations, with consolidated sales of $10.6 billion in fiscal year 2012. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In fiscal 2012, its roughly 306,000 associates generated sales of $67.5 billion. Since the beginning of 2013, its operations have been divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 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 some $6.1 billion for research and development in 2012, and applied for nearly 4,800 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com.
About Remedy Health Media:
Remedy Health Media (Remedy) is a leading health information and technology company that helps millions of patients and caregivers live healthier and more fulfilled lives. Remedy strives to improve consumer health engagement and outcomes through the development of authentic communities of health information seekers who can interact and learn from relatable physician, pharmacist, public health and patient experts. The company currently helps over 175 million health consumers annually through various digital, mobile and point of care information products and technologies. To learn more about Remedy, please visit www.RemedyHealthMedia.com.
Bosch Healthcare and Remedy Health Media 2013 - August 2013