–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Founded in early 2015 by healthcare technology executive Michael J.
Minton, HealthPicket, Inc., provides a unique new option for
patient-centered home-based care.
Dedicated to helping to prolong independent living for Americans with
chronic health conditions, HealthPicket offers affordable virtual
professional care services that enable seniors to age in place. The
company is committed to preserving seniors’ health, independence,
privacy and dignity, and their family members’ peace of mind. By
detecting changes in health status early, HealthPicket helps the elderly
avoid unnecessary hospital Emergency Room visits and admissions, and
stay out of nursing homes indefinitely.
According to a 2014 United States of Aging Survey by the National
Council on Aging, 77% of Americans said they intend to live in their
current home for the rest of their life. Nearly 90 percent of those age
65 and over want to stay in their home as long as possible, according to
the AARP Public Policy Institute; 80 percent believe they will always
live in their current residence. And 40 percent of seniors say they want
remote technology to alert clinicians, according to a 2012 study in
Chronic diseases can escalate quickly, making independent living for
elderly with health issues difficult, and causing needless stress for
adult children who may find it difficult to effectively monitor their
parents health status.
Using state-of-the-art wireless sensors, medical devices and care
management support software, specially trained US-licensed clinical
experts monitor patient activities, vital signs and other health
indicators. The goal is to spot early signs of changes in health status,
and improve medication compliance and general care plan adherence. These
clinical experts promptly issue informed alerts as appropriate.
Studies show continuous remote monitoring of those with chronic medical
issues can facilitate more timely and appropriate interventions that
reduce hospital admissions by 20 percent or more, total bed days by 25
percent or more. HealthPicket provides early warning of changes in
health status and informed clinically validated alerts. Together these
can help prevent unnecessary medical procedures and help reduce
spiraling healthcare costs, one subscriber at a time.
Leveraging the expertise of a stellar advisory council with more than
150 years of healthcare and leadership experience including Anette
Asher, Katherine Beal-Roblin, Trish Daly, RN, MPA, MS, FACHE; Gary
Mendoza, JD; and John M. (Jay) Shiver, MHA, LFACHE, FAAMA HealthPicket
is dedicated to delivering the highest quality service possible to its
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CEO: Michael Minton