POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- CareView Corporation, a
wholly owned subsidiary of Visual Data Corporation (NASDAQ:VDAT) today
announced that they have successfully introduced their new CareView System in
the South Florida and New York City/New Jersey metro markets. The CareView
System consists of company-owned computer "kiosks" located in the Case
Management (Discharge Planning) departments of major hospitals, as well as an
open Internet site (www.careview.com), and allows hospital Case Managers as
well as patients and their families to access a wealth of information on
available Long-Term Care facilities in their area.
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In addition to a comprehensive database of Nursing Homes and Assisted
Living Facilities in all 50 states, subscribing Long-Term Care facilities are
able to showcase their facilities with full-motion, narrated video tours of
the site. Other features available from subscribing facilities include a real-
time bed availability database, a full criteria-based search program with
managed care information, photos, and more.
To date, the CareView System has been installed and is in use at 11
hospitals, and includes 15 subscribing facilities. Hospital installations
include Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Miami Heart Institute in Miami, Elmhurst
Hospital in New York City, and Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. Subscribing
facilities include Miami Jewish Home and Hospital, Fair Havens Center in Miami
Springs, and Fort Tryon Nursing Center in Manhattan.
When complete, the network will include 30-40 hospitals in each area, and
hundreds of subscribing facilities. The company expects to begin offering the
CareView System to hospitals and Long-Term Care facilities in several more
markets, including Tampa and Orlando, Florida before the end of the year.
"The early reaction from hospital Case Managers has been extremely
positive," commented Jeff Hill, CareView General Manager. "Not only does the
system save them time and effort in locating an appropriate Long-Term Care
facility for their patients, but it allows the patients and their families to
actually 'see' the facility via the video tours before ever leaving the
hospital. We anticipate that this will help reduce the time it takes to
evaluate and select a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility, which will
help shorten the length of stay in the hospital, thereby reducing the cost to
treat Medicare, Medicaid and Managed Care patients."
"Subscribing facilities are able to showcase and market their properties
at the exact time and place a patient and family are faced with this difficult
decision, in the hospital. It allows them to target market their properties
with a precision never before possible," Mr. Hill noted. He also noted that
the Company is already working on several new enhancements to the system,
including the transmission of referral medical data from hospital to nursing
home via a secure server with high level encryption.
Visual Data Corporation, founded in 1993, specializes in the production,
marketing and distribution of full-motion visual information on various media,
including digital video discs, the Internet, other on-line services and,
eventually, interactive television. The Company develops full-motion video
libraries containing short concise vignettes relating to various topics,
including travel, education, business, health, fitness, medicine and consumer
This press release contains forward-looking statements which involve
numerous risks and uncertainties. Actual results, performance or achievements
could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking
statements as a result of certain factors, including those set forth in the
Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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