SOURCE: Health Hero Network

July 20, 2006 08:30 ET

Health Hero Network Partners With iCare Health Monitoring to Bring Home Health Monitoring Technology to Consumers

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 20, 2006 -- Health Hero Network, Inc., developer of the Health Buddy® system of care that enables people afflicted with chronic illnesses to manage their conditions from home, announces that it has entered into a business relationship with a subsidiary of Microlife Health Solutions, iCare Health Monitoring, Inc. (iCare). Health Hero Network and iCare together will bring the clinically proven benefits of the Health Buddy system directly to consumers.

In partnership with and under license from Health Hero Network, iCare will offer remote health monitoring services directly to consumers and their families. These services will be powered in part by the Health Buddy system, enabling consumers to receive personalized daily coaching and health management. Subscribers and their designated family members, care providers or pharmacists, will have the ability to review their results via a web portal (iCareDaily.com). iCare also will manufacture and market a home monitoring appliance that will be co-branded iCare™ Health Buddy®.

"Our mission at Health Hero Network is to create a better system of care to serve people who struggle with complex chronic conditions," says Steve Brown, CEO of Health Hero Network. "Working with iCare, we now can offer some of the benefits of our Health Buddy system that previously were only available through physicians or medical centers, directly to consumers and their family members," adds Mr. Brown.

The iCare Home Health Monitoring is available for consumers to purchase online. Consumers can subscribe to any one of six iCare Health Monitoring Programs including adult asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, diabetes, and hypertension. Each Health Monitoring Program is powered by the Health Buddy system.

"iCare is dedicated to supporting individuals with serious health conditions and providing their loved ones with a peace of mind by offering an affordable, daily connection to healthcare," says Dr. James Mault, CEO of iCare Health Monitoring. "By partnering with Health Hero Network, the Health Buddy® system provides an important part of our home health monitoring service."

To learn more about how to subscribe to the iCare Home Health Monitoring Service and how to purchase the iCare™ Health Buddy® appliance, visit www.icarehealthmonitoring.com or call 1-800-968-1378.

About Health Hero Network

Health Hero Network develops and markets the Health Buddy® system for health improvement. The system serves as the interface between patients at home and care providers, facilitating patient education and monitoring of chronic conditions. The system includes monitoring technologies, clinical information databases, Internet-enabled decision support tools, health management programs and content development tools. Through increased communication, behavior modification, and prevention, the Health Buddy system improves patients' quality of care. Based in Redwood City, CA, Health Hero Network's technology is protected by 57 U.S. patents.

About iCare Health Monitoring

iCare Health Monitoring, Inc., a subsidiary of Microlife Health Solutions, in Golden, CO provides a complete solution to disease management by integrating home health monitoring devices, communication technology, daily monitoring by healthcare professionals, and health management programs to bring a comprehensive home health monitoring service directly into a subscriber's home. iCare assists family caregivers, healthcare professionals and individuals with serious health conditions by keeping them connected to healthcare on a daily basis. For more information, please visit www.icarehealthmonitoring.com.

Contact Information

  • Get in touch with:
    Health Hero Network
    Kathy Goodman
    650-779-9134 office
    Email Contact

    Get in touch with:
    iCare Health Monitoring, Inc.
    Sandra Wright
    (303) 274-2277 x100 office
    Email Contact