NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - AMC Health announced the celebration of its 10-year anniversary and the ongoing growth and development that have made it a leader in effective, innovative remote patient monitoring services. Over the past decade, AMC Health programs have produced dramatic improvements in patient health and quality of life, 30-day hospital readmission rates, and healthcare utilization.
When the company was created 10 years ago, it marked a personal turning point for founder and CEO Nesim Bildirici. As he cared for his father, Gabriel, Bildirici witnessed first-hand how the lack of care coordination and support have devastating consequences for patients and their families. Bildirici's father eventually succumbed to congestive heart failure.
That experience ignited a passion to find a better way to care for patients at home. A successful telecommunications executive, Bildirici leveraged his technology and services experience, assembling a team of clinical, behavioral and IT experts to develop end-to-end solutions that would set a new standard for in-home monitoring. They soon realized that remote monitoring technology alone was not the answer. Over the next decade, AMC Health developed tailored, scalable solutions that were effective in avoiding the preventable complications that, too often, sent patients back to the hospital.
Today, the company provides end-to-end telehealth solutions that enhance care coordination, improve outcomes and reduce overall healthcare costs. It leverages the most advanced remote monitoring technology and its proprietary web-based integration platform to implement scalable solutions for integrated health systems; commercial, Medicare and Medicaid health plans; accountable care organizations; homecare agencies; pharmaceutical companies; and contract research organizations.
Since its inception, AMC Health has partnered with its customers to conduct outcomes research that has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Medical Care and the Journal of Managed Care Medicine and presented at the American Heart Association and other scientific conferences. Outcomes include reducing the rate of 30-day hospital readmissions by 19.5%, lowering hemoglobin A1c levels in patients with diabetes by an average of 1.8 percentage points, and reducing blood pressure by 11/8 millimeters of mercury.
"It's been gratifying to see how AMC Health's momentum and market penetration have grown steadily over the past decade," said Bildirici. "As our healthcare system transitions to value-based purchasing, it makes sense to ensure that all patients who would benefit from a telehealth program have access to these services. Remote monitoring helps patients stay healthier, reduces overall healthcare spending, mitigates the growing primary care physician shortage and enhances post-hospitalization care coordination."
Bildirici explained that, "Our first decade has been rewarding and exciting, but the next 10 years promise explosive growth and even greater opportunities. According to Dr. Dana King, author of a study in The Journal of the American Medical Association, baby boomers 'become sicker sooner and ... are burdened with chronic disease,' yet they live longer than previous generations. With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, our solutions will become an essential tool for providers, payers, and patients, as the healthcare system evolves to cope with this tidal wave of chronic disease."
About AMC Health
With headquarters in New York City, AMC Health is a leading provider of telehealth solutions that provide customized, scalable, cost-effective programs. These programs deliver clinically actionable information that enhances care coordination, improves patient outcomes and reduces the overall cost of healthcare. For more information, visit www.amchealth.com.