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Masonicare Implements a Health Management and Wellness Monitoring Platform from Embedded Wireless

Companies mentioned in this article: Embedded Wireless

SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Embedded Wireless, a leading provider of connected healthcare solutions, announced today a strategic collaboration with Masonicare to implement a comprehensive health and wellness management technology platform across Masonicare's continuum of care.

Masonicare, based in Wallingford, CT, is a not-for-profit organization offering a broad range of home healthcare and retirement living options for seniors, including skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, assisted living communities, continuing care communities, residential home care and other independent living options. Embedded Wireless and Masonicare are currently integrating the Zilant(TM) Wellness Platform throughout Masonicare's continuum of care.

The Zilant(TM) Wellness Platform from Embedded Wireless is an integrated, cloud-based patient monitoring ecosystem. Organizations like Masonicare can now provide high-quality, low-cost, non-acute health and wellness management across a variety of care settings. Through a customized blend of wireless monitoring devices, environment sensors, and software apps with web-based solutions, the Zilant(TM) Wellness Platform connects caregivers, family members, and other stakeholders in providing a better quality of care for the patient, thus, creating a new paradigm of care.

"To keep their patients out of the hospital, caregivers must manage the conditions they know about while looking for early warning signs of imminent events," said Rama Shukla, CEO of Embedded Wireless. "Both aspects require constant evaluation that has not been practical or even possible until now. The Zilant(TM) platform safeguards patient health by addressing both of these needs. A customizable mix of passive and active devices enable remote monitoring of condition-specific health factors, while a system of alerts helps caregivers determine the appropriate response to potential events."

Through their collaboration, Embedded Wireless and Masonicare are taking aim at some of the biggest drivers of healthcare spending. Today, more than 40 million Americans over the age of 65 suffer from one or more chronic conditions, including asthma, heart disease and diabetes. These conditions account for nearly 80 percent of in-patient hospital visits and over 95% of home healthcare visits, creating a massive financial strain on the entire healthcare system.

"At Masonicare, we empower seniors to live comfortably and confidently in the environment of their choosing," said Stephen B. McPherson, President and CEO of Masonicare. "We believe passive technologies for social networking and wellness management help our patients and residents live their lives to the fullest. With their advancements in wireless and cloud technologies, Embedded Wireless is clearly aligned with our approach. We are pleased to partner with them as we offer seniors and their loved ones a highly collaborative and responsive care experience."

"Embedded Wireless is very excited to collaborate with Masonicare in making technically advanced, yet operationally simplistic remote care available to each of their patients and residents," said Shukla. "We look forward to helping Masonicare more efficiently care for patients outside of acute care environments at dramatically lower costs."

Embedded Wireless' Zilant(TM) Wellness Platform will be exhibited at the American Telemedicine Association Meeting and Expo in Baltimore from 18-20th May at booth #5204.

ABOUT EMBEDDED WIRELESS

Embedded Wireless is a digital health company that offers an easily customizable, low cost cloud based platform to facilitate remote health and wellness monitoring, in particular for at-home independent elderly and chronic disease management. Embedded Wireless' Zilant(TM) Wellness Platform is a next generation cloud-based care and wellness ecosystem that is customizable to integrate passive and active wireless health devices with web-based care management. Zilant(TM)'s secure cloud environment connects users with caregivers, physicians, family members and community resources to enable remote health monitoring, chronic disease management and real-time communication across the care continuum (including alerts, messaging and video consultancy). Embedded Wireless serves assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, home care agencies and other home-based care providers, in delivering low-cost, highly-personalized care to patients in the setting of their choice.

Learn more at www.embeddedwireless.com

ABOUT MASONICARE

Masonicare of Wallingford, Connecticut, is the state's leading provider of healthcare and retirement living communities for seniors. We are not-for-profit and have more than 100 years of experience behind us. We're recognized for the quality, compassionate care and steadfast support we provide to our residents and patients. Masonicare employs more than 2,500 people throughout the state and encompasses a broad range of healthcare and senior living options. Masonicare's affiliates are accredited and approved for excellence by their respective accrediting bodies, including the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission(CCAC), as well as being Medicare certified and licensed by the State of Connecticut.

Learn more at www.masonicare.org

For more information, contact:
Eric Luther
Embedded Wireless
978.887.3954
eluther@embeddedwireless.com

SOURCE Embedded Wireless