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Aug. 9, 2019 11:43 am

emocha’s video tech is entering Florida

The Mt. Vernon-based company is partnering with Osceola Community Health Services to provide tools that help Type 2 diabetes patients stick to prescribed medication plans.

emocha brings video tech to medication adherence.

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emocha Mobile Health is launching its video technology to support Type 2 diabetes patients for the first time in Florida.

This comes by way of a partnership between the Mt. Vernon-based company and Osceola Community Health Services, a federally qualified health center based in Kissimmee, Florida.

emocha’s technology is designed to help with the process of ensuring patients take medication. Among chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, studies have shown that as many as half of patients don’t stick to treatment regimens, which can lead to further complications.

“We are excited to partner with the passionate team at Osceola Community Health Services to support their patients with diabetes,” said Sebastian Seiguer, CEO at emocha. “Using emocha helps community health centers and their patients improve medication adherence and health outcomes, since medication only works if taken as prescribed.”

Through emocha’s app, patients record themselves taking medication and can report other health information. The company then has tools allowing nurse case managers to assess and evaluate data, and can communicate with patients through the app to provide support.

emocha’s tools were introduced for Type 2 diabetes treatment in Baltimore earlier this year through a partnership with University of Maryland Health Partners. The company also has partnerships that applies the technology to treatment for tuberculosis and opioid addiction in California, Texas, Louisiana and North Carolina, among other states.

Specific to federally qualified health centers, the Woodlawn-based U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services said last year that a physician or nurse can review a video and work with a patient using a platform such as emocha, then get reimbursed.

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