Monday, November 06, 2006

For-Profit Home Care Company Gets Federal Grant for Telehealth Equipment

REDSTONE TWP. PA - Hundreds of patients a year in Fayette, Greene and Washington counties in Pennsylvania could benefit from a federal grant to Family Home Health Services Inc.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development is giving the health-care service $62,900 from the Distance Medicine Rural Development Fund. The money will be used to buy 15 telemonitoring units and three nursing monitor systems that will allow physicians to access data from the patient monitors through a secure Web site.

Family Home Health Care is one of four Pennsylvania agencies receiving a USDA telemedicine grant. The USDA recently announced that 103 Distance Learning and Telemedicine grants are being given out nationwide.

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