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Robert Bosch Healthcare

November 10, 2011 04:56 ET

Robert Bosch Healthcare Receives Market Share Leadership Award From Frost & Sullivan

Company Achieves Largest Market Share in the North American Remote Patient Monitoring Market With Its Leading Home Telehealth Products

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 10, 2011) - Robert Bosch Healthcare, Inc., a subsidiary of the Bosch Group, is recognized by the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Market Share Leadership Award for its performance in the North American remote patient monitoring market. Frost & Sullivan's annual Best Practice Awards recognize companies in a variety of markets for demonstrating outstanding growth, leadership and innovation in a given area.

The Market Share Leadership Award is presented to the company that has demonstrated excellence in capturing the highest market share within its industry. Bosch Healthcare was selected from the numerous companies that Frost & Sullivan evaluated based on its leading market share measured by revenue.

"While many remote patient monitoring systems still use unfocused value propositions that overpromise results, Bosch Healthcare offers a line of products and services that have been tried and tested in the real world of remote patient monitoring with repeated success," said Zachary Bujnoch, senior research analyst for Frost & Sullivan. "With the medical home market becoming increasingly important to healthcare, telehealth remote monitoring leaders like Bosch Healthcare are going to be critically important to next generation healthcare systems."

In its best practices report, Frost & Sullivan cited Bosch Healthcare for providing a full line of home telehealth products for remote monitoring and disease management that bring clear value to patients and healthcare providers. Bosch Healthcare offers two key telehealth systems: the Health Buddy Appliance and the T400 Home Health Monitor. These telehealth systems have proven to provide cost-effective and clinically beneficial support for patients with chronic diseases or post-acute patients with complex conditions.

With the mounting crisis related to healthcare costs and access in the U.S., the use of telehealth systems for managing chronic disease has been gaining momentum and is changing the way healthcare is delivered.

Remote patient monitoring systems, the cornerstone of telehealth, facilitate a greater connection between healthcare providers and patients in a cost-effective way. Unlike other companies that have recently entered the telehealth market with products that are limited in scope or do not fit well with healthcare provider operations, Bosch Healthcare has carefully developed remote patient monitoring systems that have a long track record for proven results.

Key contracts with government organizations have solidified Bosch Healthcare's leadership position in the telehealth industry. The company's home healthcare and disease management systems have been a core part of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) home telehealth program since 2000. The VA expanded its telehealth program in 2011 with six telehealth contracts; two were awarded to Bosch Healthcare.

Bosch Healthcare also has a long-standing relationship with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In a recent CMS demonstration project, the Health Buddy Program was associated with spending reductions of approximately 7.7 percent to 13.3 percent ($312-$542) per intervention patient per quarter over the two year period studied i.

These long-term relationships with entities that serve large patient populations, along with contracts from other customers such as home healthcare agencies and hospital systems, have cemented Bosch Healthcare's market share leadership.

"We believe our ability to balance simplicity and ease of use for the patient with clinically robust and customizable health programs has been integral to our success in the telehealth market," said Jasper zu Putlitz, M.D., president, Bosch Healthcare. "By collaborating closely with our customers over the years, we have gained an in-depth understanding of their workflow and challenges, and we have refined our remote patient monitoring systems accordingly. The importance of easy usability for the patient is paramount to the success of a home telehealth program."

The Health Buddy Appliance, which helps manage patients with complex chronic conditions, includes a comprehensive array of single and co-morbid health programs, allowing healthcare providers to meet a broad range of patient needs. The T400 Home Health Monitor is designed for the monitoring of patients with chronic conditions in the post-acute hospitalization period.

Both systems include daily question and answer sessions and capture vital sign data. The data is then transmitted, so providers can assess patient health status and intervene as needed before complications or worsening symptoms/signs develop. Implementing these telehealth systems has been demonstrated to reduce emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

Robert Bosch Healthcare Inc. is a leading provider of innovative telehealth systems. Bosch's product spectrum ranges from patient terminals to comprehensive evaluation software allowing healthcare professionals to efficiently evaluate the data coming from the patient terminals and other connected devices. Bosch Telehealth strives to improve diagnosis and treatment through the support of systematic patient monitoring and involvement. The result is that health professionals are able to provide a higher quality of care for patients with chronic conditions, patients lead happier and healthier lives, and the cost of healthcare is reduced for funders. Robert Bosch Healthcare, Inc. is a fully-owned subsidiary of the Bosch Group. For more information, go to

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare and software innovations. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 22,000 associates in more than 100 locations, with reported sales of $8.8 billion in fiscal 2010. For more information, visit

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 285,000 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros ($62.7 billion) in fiscal 2010. For 2011, the company forecasts sales of more than 50 billion euros ($70 billion) and a headcount of 300,000 by the end of the year. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent 3.8 billion euros (approximately $5 billion) for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. Bosch is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011. Additional information can be accessed at,, and

i Baker, Laurence C., et al, "Integrated Telehealth and Care Management Program for Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Disease Linked to Savings." Health Affairs. 2011 Sep; 30(9):1689-97.

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