CYBeR-CARE and Wichita State University Introduce Telerehabilitation Initiative
CYBeR-CARE Inc. (Nasdaq:CYBR – news), a premier telehealth technology innovator, and Wichita State University’s College of Health Professions announce today an alliance to test the effectiveness of initiating and monitoring physical therapy and other rehabilitation services for patients in home settings using the Electronic HouseCall(TM) System (EHC(TM)).
Tests will include physical, occupational and speech therapy applications. This project is intended to identify clinical protocols, best-practice methods using new technology, and outcome measurements for rehabilitation services to be implemented and used throughout the CyberCare network.
The EHC system is a family of products utilizing Internet network technology to create two-way communications between chronically ill patients and a network of healthcare providers using voice, video and data transfers.
“We believe that working cooperatively with well-established institutions like Wichita State, widely known for rehabilitation research and education, will assist in our development of new telehealth services that will enhance the overall value of our network,” Michael Lemnitzer, vice president of business development, CyberCare Technologies, said.
According to Dana Pusateri, Cyber-Care’s chief operating officer and president of the rehabilitation division, CyberCare has created a new business segment that will concentrate on the development of business opportunities within the rehabilitation industry. “A significant number of chronically ill patients require some level of rehabilitation services that are either unavailable or not easily accessible. Through the EHC system these patients can improve their quality of life,” he said.
Telehealth studies within the rehabilitation profession will provide useful insight for improving care while reducing costs. Kathy Lewis, P.T., J.D., associate professor at Wichita State University Physical Therapy Department and president-elect of the Technology Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association, stated: “As an advocate for quality use of technology in the physical therapy profession and increased access to rehabilitation for patients, I am encouraged that the eventual publication of outcome studies will provide information that physical therapists are now requesting.”
About CYBeR-CARE, Inc.
Based in Boynton Beach, Fla., CYBeR-CARE, (Nasdaq:CYBR – news), is a network technology company with a patented Internet-based system that provides for remote monitoring of individuals for healthcare purposes. The company also has physical, occupational and speech therapy centers and an institutional pharmacy. CYBeR-CARE can be found on the web at www.cyber-care.net.
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