April 6, 2017
Reliq Health Technologies Announces Paid Pilot with Rio Grande Valley Health Alliance (McAllen, Texas), Primary Care Provider to over 30,000 Patients
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA—(Marketwired - April 6, 2017) - Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RHT)(OTCQB:RQHTF) (“Reliq” or the “Company”), a technology company focused on developing innovative mobile health (mHealth) and telemedicine solutions for Community-Based Healthcare, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Rio Grande Valley Health Alliance, LLC in McAllen, Texas to pilot Reliq’s remote patient monitoring, care coordination and telemedicine platform with their primary care patients. The pilot will go live in May, 2017.
“We are excited to be working with Rio Grande Valley Health Alliance (RGVHA) to support care coordination across multiple clinical settings, improving health outcomes and reducing the cost of care delivery for their patients,” said Dr. Lisa Crossley, CEO of Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. “Reliq’s remote patient monitoring system quickly and easily collects comprehensive health data from patients in their own homes. Our secure, cloud-based care collaboration platform provides the clinical care team, patient and family members with real-time access to patient health information including trends over time. This helps the care team identify patients whose condition is becoming unstable and intervene early, before a serious complication develops requiring an ER visit or hospital admission. The care coordination portal allows patients and their loved ones to clearly see how compliance with prescribed medication and lifestyle changes affect the patient’s health, improving patient engagement and patient- and family-reported satisfaction.”
“Our mission at Rio Grande Valley Health Alliance is to provide better, more efficient care for our patients as an Accountable Care Organization,” said Dr. Luis Delgado, Jr., President. “We are excited to be working with Reliq Health to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care, and that we as their physicians are alerted immediately when patients need additional attention. This is critical to reducing hospital readmissions, ensuring patients successfully transition home after a hospital stay, and preventing medication confusion for complex patients. Reliq’s telemedicine platform will allow us to provide patients who are not able to travel to appointments with secure video appointments in the comfort of their own homes, improving access to care for patients in remote and rural communities.”
Rio Grande Valley Health Alliance, LLC (www.rgvha.org) is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). The group is comprised of 17 primary care physicians who are working with Medicare to provide better coordinated care to Medicare Fee-for-Service patients. The aim of the ACO is to deliver high-quality care and lower growth in health care expenditures. The ACO is made up of 15 independent practices focusing on primary care, and currently has over 30,000 registered patients.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Dr. Lisa Crossley, CEO and Director
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