AtHoc Protects Home Health Caregivers with Innovative Smart App for Duress
Safety Alerts and Emergency Communications
Leveraging expertise in interactive alerting communications, AtHoc's
smartphone app for home care market serves one of the least protected groups
in healthcare: caregivers who brave visits to patients' homes
SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AtHoc, Inc. today
announced the release of its mobile application, AtHoc Home Care Alerts for
personnel safety, to provide home care service organizations with mobile
remote duress alerting capabilities, field reporting and geo-centric personnel
tracking to strengthen the safety and security of a dispersed workforce.
Smart app for remote home care workers
AtHoc Home Care Alerts smart app for
duress safety alerts and emergency
With AtHoc, home health staff can report any emergency for themselves or their
patients with the touch of a button on their smartphone. The right people are
instantly alerted with desktop popups, text messages, emails, phone calls and
smart app push notifications. All those on staff also have the option to
activate location tracking any time they feel uncomfortable. With the
check-in/check-out capability, supervisors are alerted to any anomalies in the
"Our latest innovation helps home health care leaders safeguard the security
of their valued workforce and provides situational awareness of incidents,"
said Guy Miasnik, chief executive officer at AtHoc. "AtHoc has a strong and
rapidly growing presence in healthcare, helping leading providers with their
day-to-day critical communications, including the entire Dept. of Veterans
Affairs, Baylor Health Care Systems, Scott & White Health System and Kaiser
Permanente Northern California."
To support surging demand for AtHoc alerting products in the healthcare
sector, AtHoc has expanded its management team with dedicated experts to lead
the initiative. John Tempesco, senior director of healthcare operations and
marketing, recently served as chief marketing officer at Informatics
Corporation of America (ICA) and vice president of operations at Companion
Technologies. Malcolm Carson was named healthcare business development manager
and comes to AtHoc with 25 years of sales experience in the healthcare and
security fields, including Harris/3M, Lanier Worldwide, Reynolds and Reynolds
and Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina.
"John Tempesco and Malcolm Carson bring depth of healthcare knowledge and
share our commitment to customer success," said Miasnik. "Together, we will
work tirelessly to bring innovation that bridges the widening safety gap
between home healthcare providers and their remote workforce."
AtHoc is the pioneer, innovator, and recognized leader in network-centric
interactive communication systems. Major healthcare organizations rely on
AtHoc's unified notification systems for emergency alerting and daily critical
communications, home health nurse safety, protection of workforce and
patients, IT outage notification and operational continuity, and effective
AtHoc's advanced solutions bring enterprise-class, end-to-end communication to
organizations such as Baylor Health Care Systems, Scott & White Health System,
Kaiser Permanente, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Raymond W. Bliss Army
Medical Center, Wilford Hall Medical Center, and Irwin Army Hospital, Ft.
Riley. AtHoc is a HIMSS Gold Corporate Member and a member of the National
Association of Home Care and Hospice.
AtHoc was recently recognized by Gartner, Inc. as a leader in its Magic
Quadrant for Emergency Mass Notification Services and by IHS Inc. as The
Fastest Growing Mass Notification Software Supplier.
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CONTACT: Deb Montner
Montner & Associates, Tech PR
dmontner AT montner.com
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