iMPak Health Forms Collaborative Agreement with HP

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iMPak Health Forms Collaborative Agreement with HP

One of the greatest opportunities to improve clinical outcomes is thought to lie in the period of time that exists “in between” care….in between doctor’s visits, in between emergency room visits and hospital stays.  In order to better understand how to help patients manage acute illnesses and chronic conditions, clinicians need access to timely, pertinent information, including the presence of symptoms, vital signs, and medication compliance –  during those ”in between” times. The emergence of mobile health has been based on leveraging mobile technology to fill in the gaps that have historically existed as a result of the disconnectedness between providers and patients during the “in between” period. 

iMPak Health is proud to announce it has entered into a collaborative agreement with Hewlett-Packard to leverage the HP Pro Slate 10 EE G1 Healthcare Tablet as a part of its mobile strategy.  Inclusive with the agreement, iMPak Health joins an ecosystem of HP Healthcare partners such as Welch Allyn and Oneview.   “The immediate value to iMPak Health is the great performance and rugged features of the HP Pro Slate 10 EE G1 adds to our Kraken medication management and journal symptom management solutions.  In addition, it delivers powerful computing capability enabling us to offer patient tailored “solutions” for tracking health and providing timely and responsive health related content” says Sandra Elliott, executive director, iMPak Health.    

Initial projects will be focused around pediatric patients suffering from asthma, end-stage renal disease, and patients being discharged from the hospital after open heart procedures.  iMPak’s solution offerings will also include the integration and support of its ecosystem partners such as Wanda Health, NetScientific America, and Triventis Health. 

Everyone wants to improve the overall quality of care provided to patients, however, the challenge is creating a solution that enhances patient adoption and demonstrating a “quantifiable” return on investment.  “We know working with HP will open multiple layers of value to iMPak Health through co-marketing, technology partners, and innovative learning as we continue to roll out solutions to the care provider and pharmaceutical markets.

We look forward to working with these and other partners in bringing quality connected health solutions to the market place for the improvement care and clinical line of sight to patients outside of the hospital walls.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society.  With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for healthcare customers’ most complex challenges in every region of the world. Please visit www.hp.com

About iMPak Health

(A wholly owned subsidiary of Meridian Health)

iMPak Health’s mission is to develop innovative, easy-to-use devices to screen, diagnose and monitor health conditions through wireless technology. iMPak Health believes in the power of the individual. Their low cost, easy to use mobile health solutions are designed to help individuals assess, track and manage a variety of health conditions including cardiac health, COPD, diabetes, weight, asthma and others. The data collected can easily be shared with their physician for a complete personal health management solution. For more information about iMPak Health, visit www.impakhealth.com.

About Meridian Health

A leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, fitness and wellness centers, and outpatient centers. In September 2014, Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center signed a Letter of Intent to merge.  In October 2014, Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network signed a memorandum of understanding to merge.  Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for six consecutive years, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence. Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium alongside six of the nation’s leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.  With more than 100 convenient locations, over 1,800 beds, nearly 13,000 team members, and affiliations with more than 2,000 of the area’s finest physicians, Meridian Health is a leading health care provider in New Jersey, providing quality health services, facilities, and programs.  For more information, please visit www.MeridianHealth.com.