Home Medical Specialties has signed a contract with the VNS of NY to provide logistic services for home telehealth units. This program involves monitoring patients at home for blood sugar levels, blood pressure, heart rate and weight, which assists healthcare professionals in monitoring how their patients are doing between in-person visits.
These vital statistics are transmitted electronically and are managed by a central nursing station. The goal of the program is to reduce emergency room visits and overall length of stay. Currently, HMS is the only company providing this service in the city of New York.