Leading digital health company partnering with non-profit to make recovery at home easier and more convenient through telehealth technology
SAN DIEGO – February 27, 2018 – Reflexion Health, a virtual rehabilitation therapy company, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) to bring VERA®, Reflexion Health’s FDA-cleared Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant, directly to the patients and communities VNSNY serves. VERA is a digital platform that brings the guidance of a physical therapist into the home along with tools that help clinicians remotely monitor patient progress beyond the traditional in-clinic setting.
VNSNY is the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization in the United States, serving the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties.
“Reflexion Health’s vision of delivering truly patient-centered care that helps patients at home, aligns with our mission to promote the health and well-being of those we serve through cost-effective care and services,” said Lester Schindel, Executive Vice President, Chief of Provider Services, Strategy & Physician Network Development. “We’re excited to partner with Reflexion Health to bring this new, innovative platform to patients and caregivers who deserve more convenient, compassionate care.”
VERA is uniquely designed to deliver on-demand therapy sessions that eliminate barriers associated with travel, costs and time. The system operates using an avatar and guided therapy exercises, and patients receive audio-visual feedback that helps them stay engaged and motivated to complete these exercises. Patients and clinicians stay connected throughout recovery, ensuring continuity of care. Patients typically use VERA for recovery from lower-extremity surgeries.
VERA® is currently in clinical studies at a number of academic medical centers across the U.S. Initial data has shown that VERA improves compliance and saves time, steps and costs in post-acute care rehabilitation.
Together, VNSNY and Reflexion Health will offer patients access to VERA as an enhancement to home-based physical therapy following lower-extremity joint replacement.
“It is an honor to work with Visiting Nurse Service of New York, a world-class organization that provides essential healthcare services to vulnerable populations. We are proud that VNSNY has chosen VERA to help their clinicians enhance the recovery process for their patients,” said Joseph Smith, M.D., Ph.D., chief executive officer, Reflexion Health.
For more information on VERA or to sign up for a demo today, please visit www.reflexionhealth.com.
About the Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Founded in 1893, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization in the United States, serving the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties. VNSNY focuses on promoting the health and well-being of patients and families by providing high-quality, cost-effective health care to vulnerable individuals in their homes and communities. VNSNY also provides hospice and palliative care to patients at the end of life, operates an array of community mental health services, and private pay home services through Partners in Care. In addition, VNSNY operates a selection of health plans through its managed care affiliate, VNSNY CHOICE. For more information, please visit www.vnsny.org.
About Reflexion Health
Reflexion Health is a virtual rehabilitation therapy company dedicated to bringing patients evidence-based technology that helps them recover at home. VERA®, Reflexion Health’s lead product, is an FDA-cleared Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant that is able to support and remotely monitor physical therapy exercises in real-time. VERA brings the guidance of a physical therapist into the home to coach, motivate and assess exercise movements adherence to prescribed physical therapy recovery exercises. Reflexion Health is owned by Digital Health Corp, a diversified healthcare company. For more information visit www.reflexionhealth.com.
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