For further information, contact:
Martha LeVasseur, Director of Marketing, +1 910-395-6100
Shari Worthington, PR Counsel, +1 508-755-5242
Motion Media Technology's CareStation Videophone Selected by Millennium
Healthcare for Home-Based Wound Care
New treatment approach combines software knowledgebase with "virtual
visits" by wound care expert
Las Vegas, NV (October 15, 2001) - Motion Media Technology, a world
leader in video telephony products for health care, business, and mass markets,
today announced at the National Association of Home Care Conference that they
have partnered with Millennium Healthcare Solutions to enhance the delivery
of effective wound care for home-bound patients. Under the agreement, Millennium
will use the Motion Media Technology CareStation 125 videophone as a core element
of its remote wound care solution. The complete solution also includes the Millennium
LifeAdvantage software platform and Solutions for Outcomes knowledgebase of
medical information. The CareStation 125 videophone provides audio, video, and
data communications to allow virtual consultations between wound care experts
"Effective treatment of wounds has long been recognized as one of the
greatest challenges facing home health care providers," said Jay Sanders,
MD, Consulting Medical Director at Motion Media Technology. "The nurse
in the field now has access to the latest medical knowledge to deliver the best
possible treatment, supplemented by interactive access to a specialist as needed.
As this solution demonstrates, telemedicine can play a vital role in the cost-effective
delivery of advanced wound care."
Specialized Expertise on Demand
Millennium's wound care solution provides an expert consulting resource for
the field nurse who might not be a specialist in wound care. Typically, a visiting
nurse or other health care provider will visit a patient to check on a wound.
If a nurse notices a problem or is unsure about the treatment, the Millennium
Solutions for Outcomes wound care application running on a laptop can be consulted.
The software provides recommendations on how to care for the wound, including
what kind of dressing is appropriate, how to apply it, and how often it must
If the nurse still has questions or concerns, she can contact the Millennium
Solutions call center in Barrington, Illinois, to connect to an expert wound
care nurse who will participate in the home visit. The nurse on-site will be
instructed to direct the CareStation 125's external video camera at the wound,
then the two nurses will consult to determine the best course of treatment.
Such an approach provides higher healing rates, lower cost of service, and significantly
reduce rates of readmission for the same wound due to enhanced treatment. Remote
monitoring can also be used between physical visits to ensure that treatment
is proceeding as planned.
As Easy as a Phone Call
Motion Media Technology's CareStation 125 videophone allows patients and healthcare
providers to communicate quickly and easily using standard phone lines. The
first videophone system designed specifically for remote healthcare, the CareStation
125 includes a built-in video screen and integrated camera that supports high
quality video at up to 30 frames per second. In addition to real-time audio
and video communications, the unit supports a wide array of home monitoring
devices, including electronic stethoscopes, blood pressure meters, EKG monitors,
and more. Medical data can be transmitted together with the video call, allowing
immediate assessment of the patient.
About Millennium Healthcare Solutions
Based in Edison, NJ, Millennium Healthcare Solutions (MHS) is dedicated to
improving patient care through the development of Web-enabled, multimedia information
and communication platforms. MHS innovation is bringing an unprecedented level
of connectivity to patients, providers, and payers, enabling the dissemination
of knowledge, providing next-generation consultative and interactive solutions
and helping people manage their own healthcare decisions more effectively. MHS
services include clinical imaging; local and global high-bandwidth telemedicine;
low-bandwidth (POTS-based) telehealth solutions for home healthcare; disease
and care management software; and a health knowledge archive platform giving
patients and providers access to a variety of information available through
the National Medical Knowledge Bank. For more information about MHS log on to
About Motion Media Technology
Motion Media Technology (http://www.motion-media.com)
is a world leader in the design of video communications products, which provide
innovative and practical solutions for business and visual communications, telehealth
and home care, security and surveillance, and distance learning and training.
The company provides a full range of affordable, easy to use products with outstanding
video and audio quality, including desktop videophones, group videoconferencing
systems, remote surveillance systems, and board-level codecs suitable for incorporation
into other products.
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For further information contact:
Martha LeVasseur, Director of Marketing
Motion Media Technology Inc.
6714 Netherlands Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28405
Shari Worthington, PR Counsel
49 Midgley Lane
Worcester, MA 01604 USA
+1 508.755.5242, Fax: +1 508.795.1636