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TriCounty Health Integrates LifeWIRE® Mobile Communication Platform to Increase Rural Outreach
The Tri-County Health Network (Colorado) is now using LifeWIRE’s interactive mobile messaging platform as part of their utilization for outreach to their rural patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions.
According to Howard Rosen MBA, CEO, LifeWIRE Corp, “Working with the Tri-County Health Network expands on our reach of engaging underserved communities”
“Over the past 5 years, text messaging has emerged as a popular, ubiquitous and simple communication tool. At Tri-County, we are looking to reach our underserved rural patients with personalized, interactive messaging to help increase patient self-efficacy for personal management of their conditions ,” says Lynn Borup (Executive Director, Tri-County Health Network). Ms. Borup further adds, “This unique form of interactive engagement and connectivity through LifeWIRE is especially important in our low-resource rural areas, where healthcare providers are dispersed over large geographic distances and we are very excited to be working with LifeWIRE to support our patient outreach.
Using LifeWIRE’s automated text and email messaging protocols created by Tri-County, their patient navigators will send motivation messages, remind them to take their medications, help remind them adhere to their treatment plans, check in on them and keep their doctor appointments without direct intervention between appointments, or regular calls.
“LifeWIRE allows medical service providers to seamlessly connect with patients. More importantly, patient/physician connections are made using equipment, technology, and services already owned by virtually every patient; their cell phone. Howard Rosen says. “Our cloud based interactive messaging platform is designed to easily be integrated and customized into the daily routine of program participants enrolled in care management programs.” Rosen continues. “The LifeWIRE platform enables caregivers and their patients to keep the content of the messages timely, fresh and engaging.” LifeWIRE is a patient-driven platform connecting today’s technology with today’s lifestyles.
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LifeWIRE® Corp (http://www.lifewire.ca) is a mobile communications and health information solution provider. Through its patent-pending interactive platform, LifeWIRE provides a patient-friendly, wireless solution which incorporates remote management and monitoring that facilitate proactive management of disease conditions and promotes wellness through virtually any mobile system in the world. LifeWIRE was recently chosen as one of the Top 30 mHealth Innovators by the mHealth Alliance and selected a Computerworld Honors 2011 Laureate for its work with wounded warriors suffering from PTSD and mTBI.
Tri-County Health Network (http://www.telluridefoundation.org) is comprised of a group of health care providers in southwest Colorado that are committed to improving the quality and coordination of health and healthcare services in this tri-county region by increasing access to healthcare and integrative health services at lower costs through collaboration and innovation.