eCaring, Samsung team-up to increase efficiency of mobile health data management

eCaring, Samsung team-up to increase efficiency of mobile health data management

eCaring is teaming-up with Samsung to bring its care and disease management solutions to Samsung-made devices.

The two companies will work together to develop apps designed specifically for Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets and could expand to include other Samsung mobile devices. Samsung Business Services will provide both IT support for its devices as well as configure, kit and ship devices to eCaring’s clients, which include large healthcare plans, hospitals, health systems and managed care.

In multiple care management programs, eCaring has saved an average of over $4,000 per patient per year.eCaring’s proprietary icon-based language enables home aides, caregivers and independent patients, regardless of their computer skills or language literacy, to track and report unstructured data about the patient’s current health and wellness. Once gathered, the platform allows care managers and providers, hospitals and health plans to filter through the data.

“eCaring keeps people out of the hospital by transforming essential behavioral, clinical and medication adherence data into real time actionable information, generating significant savings and return on investment,” said Robert M. Herzog, founder and CEO of eCaring. “Our partnership with Samsung Business Services provides access to new applications and hardware that will enable us to more efficiently deliver our services and rapidly scale up our deployments with major customers to ultimately improve the health of patients.”

In multiple care management programs, eCaring has saved an average of over $4,000 per patient per year; it has also reduced congestive heart failure (CHF) readmission rates for Beth Israel Medical Center in New York by 60 percent.