Home care technologies
CellTrak awarded patent for mobile technology
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – CellTrak Technologies, Inc., a provider of mobile solutions for the home healthcare sector, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued Patent Number 8,019,622 to CellTrak. CellTrak said it plans to use the patent to protect its intellectual property from competitors.
In addition, the company believes the patent helps create a standard offering of a mobile applications platform from CellTrak that can help spur innovation across the healthcare sector.
Titled “Home Health Point of Care and Administration System,” the patent is directed to aspects of CellTrak’s mobile staff scheduling, tracking and travel management, electronic visit record and care plan administration, and communications systems.
CellTrak will consider licensing its patents to other providers of mobile solutions, along with clients and academia who may be interested in using the foundational layers of the technology to develop mobile solutions.
“We have been working with industry leaders to create a seamless, secure, scalable, reliable and redundant Software-as-a-Service mobile platform that connects with industry leading back-office scheduling/billing/payroll software systems to create an end-to-end solutions platform for our clients,” said Michael K. Wons, President and CEO of CellTrak Technologies. “We believe that the issuance of this initial patent will help spur mobile healthcare technology innovation for the entire healthcare sector and will help improve outcomes at the point-of-care.”
CellTrak was awarded an initial 21 claims on the patent. The claims include a home health point-of-care and administration system having a server system in communication with a plurality of mobile devices associated with care providers. The server system includes modules for staff scheduling, tracking and travel management, visit record and care plan administration, and communications. The server system bidirectionally communicates with a plurality of mobile devices associated with the caregivers to assist in providing home healthcare services.
In addition to the initial patent CellTrak has filings for its hybrid visit manager solution along with intelligent forms automation solution for nursing assessments, reassessments and discharge functions. Moreover, CellTrak has broadened the claims around the original patent filing and has filings focused on the specifics of electronic visit verification with location based services. The patent filings are in the US and Canada.
Details about the patent can be found at the US Patent and Trademark office site at www.uspto.gov and the Google Patent search site at www.google.com/patents are sources for additional information.
First launched in 2006, the CellTrak mobile application for home and community care is widely used across North America by leading home healthcare, hospice, and private duty agencies. Today, tens of thousands of homecare professionals use the CellTrak solution to manage the care processes for more than 250,000 patients a day.
As a leading provider of electronic visit verification solutions, CellTrak Technologies solves the four major problems facing home healthcare agencies; visit compliance, data collection and error reporting, mileage and time reimbursements and scheduling communication.
“CellTrak has long been a leader in mobile healthcare with their operational effectiveness solutions. We have showcased the Company in our conferences and regard the issuance of this patent as recognition of the quality of CellTrak’s innovation and service,” commented Robert B. McCray, President and CEO of the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance. “As a global trade association with a mission to improve access to care via wireless connectivity, the WLSA believes that CellTrak is an example of the value to be gained at the convergence of healthcare, consumer electronics and software.”
CellTrak Technologies has been a pioneer in the mobile healthcare solutions space since 2006 and continues to invest aggressively to enhance and further open the usage of mobile solutions platform on behalf of the industry.
About CellTrak Technologies
Founded in 2006, CellTrak Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated mobile solutions for the home healthcare, hospice, and private duty markets. Our patented Software-as-a-Service solutions run on GPS-enabled mobile devices via a homecare technology platform that automates workflow and reduces cost. Data is transmitted wirelessly to an internet site, making the data available in real-time and secure instantaneous integration is provided to the back-end clinical systems and the payer networks. Homecare aides have delivered millions of successful visits via CellTrak. For more information please visit: www.celltrak.com
Posted September 22, 2011