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Reemo Health Receives Provider Approval – Giving More Users Access to Personal Independence Smartwatch

Milestone reinforces company’s mission to develop and deliver approachable technology that remotely supports the health and safety of aging and at-risk seniors in their homes

 

Minneapolis, MN (September 22, 2020) – Reemo Health, simplifying how consumers and healthcare connect remotely, is now an approved Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) Provider for Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Programs in the State of Minnesota. Minnesota is the first state in the company’s rollout strategy for creating widespread availability to HCBS-eligible seniors.

 

“The availability of Reemo’s PERS smartwatch through HCBS Waiver Programs expands the positive impact the company can provide to consumers as they manage health risks, COVID-vulnerability and disruption of traditional care pathways,” said Andy Gonerka, Chief Growth Officer of Reemo Health. “As a company, we will continue to find more ways to give Americans access to this life saving device and clientele a technology platform that delivers critical health insights so more efficient and effective care and support can be realized.”

 

Reimagining the traditional PERS device, Reemo’s non-stigmatizing PERS smartwatch is easy to use and stylish. The LTE-connected smartwatch works wherever the consumer goes and provides additional benefits that other PERS devices lack including live call-for-help, 1:1 concierge support, step and heart rate tracking and GPS location. More so, Reemo helps the user connect with their personal care circle via shareable insights for friends, family and caregivers.

In addition to the provider approval news, Reemo is pleased to announce that preeminent technologist and health care executive Bud Flagstad will join its Board of Directors. Both announcements by the company demonstrate true leadership and advocacy in the industry and fulfill its mission of helping at-risk people and the young-at-heart remain independent and stay in their homes.

 

Mr. Flagstad brings expertise in driving consumer and provider engagement to increase access to high-quality care, enhancing efficiency and efficacy, and empowering people to improve their health and wellness to the Reemo Health Board of Directors. He has held executive leadership roles across the health insurance, private equity, medical startup and financial services industries during his prominent career.

 

“Bud Flagstad has a long and distinguished history of being on the forefront of nurturing new technology and approaches to disrupt the health care status quo,” said John Valiton, Chief Executive Officer of Reemo Health. “Even more importantly, Mr. Flagstad’s experience engaging all stakeholders involved in the health and care of an individual will provide Reemo with invaluable guidance as we advance how our Healthy Aging Platform can help improve well-being, lower health risks and reduce avoidable and costly healthcare claims.”

 

“It’s an honor to help the company advance aging-in-place and remote care initiatives,” Mr. Flagstad notes. “Reemo Health is uniquely positioned to help Americans from all walks of life in their daily lives along with the payers and providers that offer vital care.”

 

HCBS case managers, delegate organizations and MCOs in Minnesota can go to https://reemohealth.com/hcbs to receive more information on the Reemo PERS smartwatch, the enrollment process or request more information.

 

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About Reemo Health

Reemo simplifies how consumers and healthcare remotely connect. We provide a personalized connected health platform for the predictive care and remote management of aging and rising-risk populations. Our wearable-first experience turns in-home consumer access and remotely collected data into targeted actions that mitigate costs and maximize payments for high-risk, high-cost populations. Reemo delivers a better way for consumers to engage in their health and a better way for healthcare to apply data so people can stay healthy at home. For more information visit www.reemohealth.com or contact us at info@reemohealth.com.

CTA Launches First-Ever Industry-Led Standard for AI in Health Care

More than 50 organizations – from major tech giants to startups and health care industry leaders – convened by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® have developed the first-ever ANSI-accredited standard for the use of artificial intelligence in health care. This standard, part of CTA’s new initiative on AI, is the first in a series that will set a foundation for implementing medical and health care solutions built on AI.

“This standard creates a firm base for the growing use of AI in our health care—technology that will better diagnose diseases, monitor patients’ recoveries and help us all live healthier lives,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “This is a major first step – convening some of the biggest players in the digital health world – to help create a more efficient health care system and offer value-based health care to Americans.”

AI-related terms are used in different ways, leading to confusion – especially in the health care industry, including telehealth and remote patient monitoring. To address this problem, CTA announced the working group with 30 members less than a year ago, which now includes a wide range of decision makers from 52 organizations and member companies to develop a standard built on consensus. The standard – 11 definitions and characteristics – provides a framework for better understanding AI technologies and common terminology so consumers, tech companies and care providers can better communicate, develop and use AI-based health care technologies.

A broader AI committee at CTA also published an ANSI-accredited standard that addresses the pervasiveness of AI-enabled technology across the entire consumer technology industry. The standard defines over 30 terms including machine learning, model bias, artificial neural network and trustworthiness.

“So far, common terminology has defined the intent of use — and that’s one of the most significant challenges in developing standard application of AI,” said Rene Quashie, VP, policy and regulatory affairs, digital health, CTA. “As health systems and providers use AI tools such as machine learning to diagnose, treat and manage disease, there’s an urgent need to understand and agree on AI concepts for consistent use. This standard does exactly that.” As the healthcare system deals with clinician shortages, an aging population and the persistence of chronic diseases in the US, technologically driven solutions, such as AI, will increasingly be used to meet clinician and patient needs, the group notes.

Among the definitions, the standard includes highly debated terms such as “assistive intelligence,” which the group defined as a category of AI software that “informs” or “drives” diagnosis or clinical management of a patient, however the health care provider makes the ultimate decisions before clinical action is taken.

“AI will play a major role in driving efficiency in healthcare and will support clinicians in making more precise diagnosis, offer personalized treatment and better guidance towards improved outcomes,” said Pat Baird, regulatory head of global software standards at Philips and co-chair of the working group. “This implies that AI will be used for decision support and decision making, which stresses the need for professionals to be able to take ownership, apply judgment and empathy. Transparency and a common language will be key to enable the proper and safe functioning of AI.”

Other definitions include terms like de-identified data, synthetic data, remote patient monitoring and patient decision support system.

Participating organizations include:

98point6 Inc.
AdvaMed
Amazon
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
American Medical Association
American Telemedicine Association
AT&T
Aural Analytics
BioIntelliSense
BlackBerry
Brookings Institution
CarePredict, Inc.
Connected Health Initiative
Doctor on Demand
Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy
Federation of State Medical Boards
Fitbit
Google Inc.
Ginger
Health Innovational Alliance
Humana
Humetrix
IBM
Intel Corporation
Isowalk
LG Electronics
Livongo Health
Magic Leap, Inc.
Matrix Advisors, LLC
Mercedes Benz – A Daimler Brand
Microsoft Corporation
MindMaze S.A.
National Urban League Washington Bureau
NeuroSky
Osso VR
Philips
Reemo
SDI Technologies, Inc.
SHIFT Performance Global
The Joint Commission
The Omega Concern, LLC
United Spinal Association
Valencell
Validic
Verizon
Volar Health, LLC
VOXX International
Xperi

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