We Care to make available a multitude of Telehealth capabilities to the
thousands of patients they help across Canada.
TORONTO, March 7 /CNW/ - Healthanywhere, a Division of IgeaCare Systems
Inc. "IgeaCare" is pleased to announce they have partnered with We Care Health
Services Inc. "We Care" to deliver a telehealth system that provides a
comprehensive menu of services for those with chronic diseases and their
caregivers. We Care will employ a combination of easy-to-use technology and
traditional home care to monitor health and promote independence in one's home
and integrates health promotion, symptom management and disease prevention to
help clients stay on the targets set with their doctors. Patients with chronic
diseases such as COPD, Coronary Artery Disease, post-coronary/stroke,
arthritis, cancer, mental health/behaviour disorders, diabetes and kidney or
liver disorders will benefit from this program.
Healthanywhere(TM) is not meant to replace nursing visits, but it can
significantly reduce the number of visits required, while the monitoring
function has been shown to decrease the number of ER visits and hospital
admittances for people using the system. As clients and their families learn
more about their disease, their ability to identify problems earlier and to
react in a proactive way promotes their independence and improves their
quality of life. As clients enjoy daily monitoring of their condition, their
peace of mind is increased, they do not feel they are "home alone" in a
medical system that is overwhelmed with the demands placed on it.
John Schram, President and CEO of We Care Health Services says, "we are
excited to be partnering with IgeaCare on this exciting new program that
allows Canadians to lead more productive lives. As clients continue to monitor
the basic measures of their health with the support of a nurse, they can make
the positive changes to their lifestyle that will allow them to remain safely
at home. This healthier population will lead the way to a new, more
preventative focused system of healthcare."
The offering will be rolled out in phases throughout 2008 and it is
anticipated that it will be available to clients initially in Ontario by later
"Innovation in Health Care Technology is a must if we are to deal with a
rapidly aging population. Healthanywhere(TM) delivers on this need, freeing up
scarce resources and improving the health of the community. It is a new way
for Canadians with chronic diseases to manage their disease and to improve
their quality of life, an exciting new Canadian development that is leading
the way to proactive healthcare," states Peter Tassiopoulos adding further "We
Care has shown us a desire to lead in the transformation of how HealthCare is
delivered and as such we are both excited and honored to be working with such
a committed and skilled group of people."
About IgeaCare Systems Inc.
IgeaCare Systems Inc. offers Computer Telephony Integration (CTI),
Interactive Voice Response and Predictive Dialing capabilities through its
VoiceGate Division; world-class Telehealth and Telemedicine technology through
its Healthanywhere Division; and develops and manufactures state-of-the-art
telephony based communication systems with a focus on the Healthcare, Public
Safety, Education, and Retail sectors. Our technology coupled with our
strategic partnerships, enables us to deliver one of the most robust and
versatile product portfolios in IT and Communications today.
Or visit: www.healthanywhere.com or www.igeacare.com.
About We Care Health Services Inc.
Founded by an RN in Brandon, Manitoba in 1984, We Care Health Services
Inc. is now Canada's largest independently owned home care service provider in
Canada. With over 50 offices We Care serves over 800 communities across
Canada. We have built our business on quality service, service which meets or
exceeds our clients' expectations. In partnership with clients, staff and
community, we are committed to providing quality assured outcome based, health
Or visit www.wecarehealth.com.
For further information:
For further information: Peter Tassiopoulos, CEO, IgeaCare Systems Inc.,
(905) 747-2220, firstname.lastname@example.org; Barbara Toccacelli, CHRP, Director
of Human Resources and Communications, (647) 259-1175