FirstLight Home Care Partners with HNC Virtual Solutions
National home care provider teams up with telemedicine software company to enhance patient care
February 19, 2019 // Franchising.com // CINCINNATI, Ohio - FirstLight Home Care, a leading national provider of non-medical home care, is announcing a new partnership with HNC Virtual Solutions, a global telemedicine software company, to offer new telehealth solutions that will enhance patient care.
“This partnership opens up new avenues of care that will allow us to add to our already excellent caregiving services,” said Jeff Bevis, co-founder and CEO of FirstLight Home Care. “Our partnership with HNC is going to allow us to connect patients to clinicians using Remote Patient Monitoring, which studies have shown can lead to enhanced quality of life, fewer hospital visits and more involvement from family members. This ties in with our efforts over the past few years to introduce more technology into our day-to-day caregiving business.”
The agreement between FirstLight Home Care and HNC Virtual Solutions will allow FirstLight to begin offering HNC Virtual Solutions’ Remote Patient Monitoring at FirstLight Home Care locations across the country. By connecting patients to clinicians using Remote Patient Monitoring, FirstLight Home Care clients are more likely to experience positive outcomes, such as:
- Decreased hospital readmissions
- Reduced healthcare costs
- Increased patient/provider satisfaction
- Improved medication compliance
- More independent living
- Increased family engagement
“Our Remote Patient Monitoring is a tested system with proven results, and it will help FirstLight continue to administer excellent home care through enhanced technological offerings,” said Julian Shaya, HNC Virtual Solutions executive vice president. “Those receiving care, as well as their families, will have access to new healthcare options designed to help people live longer, more fulfilling lives.”
Remote Patient Monitoring will introduce a more-connected experience between patients and other care providers by using technology to bridge the gaps in care among FirstLight’s clients.
“Whether it’s telemedicine, telehealth, video conferencing, mobile apps or sensors, we are all going to be in a connected health environment,” Dr. Stephen Shaya, chief medical officer of J & B Medical, HNC Virtual Solutions’ parent company, said. “Working with FirstLight, we will be able to provide improved consumer centric solutions which leverage technology and innovation and enhance the daily lives of our loved ones. As Mother Teresa said, ‘we can do no great things, only small things with great love.’”
For more information about FirstLight Home Care, visit www.firstlighthomecare.com. More information on HNC Virtual Solutions, a subsidiary of J & B Medical, can be found at www.healthnetconnect.com.
About FirstLight Home Care
FirstLight Home Care is a top rated non-medical home care provider with a network of offices that provides 120,000 hours per week in care for more than 5,000 clients in 34 states. The company has created a new standard in home care by combining best practices with innovative approaches to make them an emerging market leader in a rapidly-growing industry. Companion and personal care services can be provided at private residences, assisted living and retirement communities, nursing homes, adult-family homes or group homes. Clients include seniors, new mothers, individuals recovering from surgery, adults with disabilities and anyone who might just need a little extra care or assistance. Visit www.firstlighthomecare.com to learn more.
About J & B Medical
J & B Medical is a family-owned and privately held women-certified global data and health care solutions company that was founded in 1996 by Dr. Fawzi and Mary Shaya. Our 16 different business enterprises run the gamut from medical distribution (from 953 manufacturers to customers in 48 states and 28 countries) to specialty distribution like veterinary and emergency medical supplies to one of the largest providers of consumable medical products to patient’s homes in the United States. Our programs have been nationally and internationally recognized for improving clinical outcomes and quality and providing significant cost savings. In addition, HNC, our telemedicine company, is providing care virtually to millions of patients globally. J & B is a platform of purpose and possibilities.
SOURCE FirstLight Home Care