September 1st, 2020 (BOISE, ID): Today Idaho Health Data Exchange (IHDE) announced its partnership with Connect America, the nation’s largest independent provider of personal emergency response systems (PERS), to deliver remote patient monitoring technology solutions to help bridge the gap between individuals and healthcare providers. This also means that providers will have advanced remote monitoring capabilities in conjunction with patients’ health records and telehealth capabilities offered by IHDE.

“By teaming up with Connect America, IHDE can offer remote patient monitoring, medication management systems, and PERS to the provider community to help care for the patients they serve,” said Hans Kastensmith, IHDE’s Executive Director. “Connect America brings over 35 years of life-saving services and has improved the quality of life of more than a million individuals and their caregivers. As accountable care programs advance and with the onset of COVID-19 it is becoming more important than ever to enable patients to receive advanced care remotely and to ease the burden on providers to acquire the systems to deliver that care.”

Connect America offers expertise, innovation, and commitment to service, making them the ideal partner for IHDE. Connect America’s web-based platform offers numerous entry points to monitor, educate, engage patients, and their proprietary predictive analytics tool can identify and stratify risk factors.

“In today’s healthcare environment, there is a critical need for remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and other connected care solutions that dramatically reduce the burdens on hospitals and healthcare providers and deliver better outcomes for patients,” said Richard Brooks, President of the Healthcare Division at Connect America. “Connect America is leading through innovation with life-saving healthcare technology solutions, the benefits of which will positively impact Idaho Health Data Exchange members.”

IHDE’s partnership with Connect America helps create a safe option to ensure continuity of care by giving healthcare providers the ability to remotely offer essential preventative, chronic, and routine care thereby reducing hospital burden, while improving outcomes for patients and their families.


About Idaho Health Data Exchange
Idaho Health Data Exchange (IHDE), a non-profit 501(c)(3) company, is Idaho’s statewide Health Information Exchange, dedicated to meeting the needs of healthcare providers and ensuring that Idaho’s citizens receive the most effective health services possible. To achieve these goals, IHDE is working with a wide-array of stakeholders and actively building a best in breed technology infrastructure to provide access to reliable data and information, combining traditional healthcare data with other data sources to help address the medical, behavioral, and social needs that influence the well-being of Idahoans. In addition to technology enhancements to improve overall performance, an array of tools aimed at improving patient outcomes will be made available to IHDE participants, including: an analytics platform, telehealth platform, a remote patient monitoring system, and a social determinants of health platform. As a trusted data sharing partner in Idaho, IHDE looks forward to bringing you a new suite of service offerings to improve quality of health outcomes and reduce the cost of care. For more information, visit:

About Connect America
Headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., with field offices nationwide Connect America offers a growing portfolio of health monitoring solutions designed for population health management in today’s value-based healthcare ecosystem. Our connected health solutions, residing in a single platform, include remote patient monitoring (RPM), personal emergency response systems (PERS) and medication management. Connect America’s web-based platform assists high-risk patients to better manage their health from home with ongoing remote monitoring from their healthcare provider or payer. These solutions are helping our network of over 1,000 providers/payers improve outcomes, reduce utilization costs and increase overall quality of care and satisfaction with their most vulnerable patient populations nationwide or over 35 years.

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