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ExpressMD(TM) Solutions Selected to Supply Chronic Heart Disease Telehealth Program in Florida
Sep 29, 2009 (08:09 AM EDT)


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ExpressMD(TM) Solutions, a provider of telehealth monitoring systems and services for patients with chronic illnesses, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Dr. Benedict Maniscalco to utilize its Electronic House Call(TM) telehealth monitoring solution in his cardiology practice as well as for his new Florida based Chronic Heart Disease program for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) patients. The Electronic House Call telehealth solution allows physicians to remotely monitor patient vital signs, thereby helping to reduce the cost of patient care while enabling health care providers to improve their patients' medical outcomes.

The program will be directed by Dr. Maniscalco, a widely known cardiologist in Tampa, Florida, and will begin with CHF patients at Dr. Maniscalco's practice. Dr. Maniscalco anticipates expanding this initiative to multiple cardiovascular heart specialty centers throughout Florida.

"Electronic House Call is an important step toward empowering CHF patients to manage their own chronic disease effectively," said Dr Maniscalco. "The CHF program emphasizes preventive cardiology care and we believe that this product will support us in this effort. We also expect this program to have advantages for health insurance plans by effectively reducing hospital readmissions as well as the overall cost of CHF treatment."

The Electronic House Call monitoring devices and secure web-based telehealth service enable unassisted in-home patient vital signs monitoring and remote management by practitioners. This advanced system is designed to aid wellness, foster preventative care, and deliver better continuity of care to specific patient segments such as the elderly, special needs or pediatric patients with chronic illnesses who require regular monitoring of serious medical conditions.

Dr. Maniscalco is regarded as a thought leader, innovator and educator in cardiovascular medicine advancements. Dr. Maniscalco has specialized in cardiovascular diseases since 1976. He serves the American College of Cardiology at the local, state and national levels in various leadership roles, directly influencing national heath policy. Additionally, Dr. Maniscalco serves as Chairman of Heartbeat International ( HASH(0x1602420) ), a worldwide philanthropic organization providing permanent pacemakers and other cardiac devices to the indigent population of the world. Heartbeat International currently operates in 23 countries internationally.

ExpressMD Solutions is a joint venture formed by Authentidate Holding Corp. and Encountercare Solutions (ECSL) to provide web-based telehealth services and home healthcare equipment dedicated to the advancement of in-home patient health care and improved chronic condition outcomes.

The complete ExpressMD telehealth solution combines Electronic House Call, an FDA 510(k) market clearance approved, in-home patient vital signs monitoring system with a web application that streamlines the practitioner's job anywhere they have Internet or a Windows mobile communication device.

For more information about ExpressMD Solutions, visit HASH(0x1660460)

Authentidate Holding Corp. is a worldwide provider of secure Health Information Exchange and workflow management services. The company's software and web-based services enable healthcare organizations and other enterprises to increase revenues, improve productivity and reduce costs by eliminating paper and manual work steps from clinical, administrative and other processes and enhancing compliance with regulatory requirements. The web-based services are delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS) to customers. These solutions incorporate rules-based electronic forms, intelligent routing, transaction management, electronic signatures, identity credentialing, content authentication and automated audit trails. Both web and fax based communications are integrated into automated and trusted workflow solutions. The company has offices in the United States and Germany. In the United States, Authentidate offers its patent pending content authentication technology in the form of the United States Postal Service(R) Electronic Postmark(R) (USPS(R) EPM(R)).

For more information, visit the company's website at HASH(0x1662da0)

EncounterCare Solutions, Inc. (ECSL-Pink Sheets), HASH(0x1663c70) headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida is an integrated healthcare company that operates its business through two divisions, the Healthcare Technology Division and the Healthcare Services Division. ECSL's three operating business offer a broad range of proprietary healthcare technology, products and services that address several substantial target markets, including: the Healthcare Information Technology market, the Healthcare Telemedicine market and the Homecare market. ECSL's Website:

ExpressMD is a trademark of ExpressMD Solutions, LLC. Electronic House Call is a trademark of EncounterCare Solutions, Inc. Authentidate is a registered trademark of Authentidate Holding Corp. All other trade names are the property of their respective owners.

Investor Contacts: Todd Fromer / Garth Russell KCSA Strategic Communications 212-896-1215 / 212-896-1250 tfromer@kcsa.com / grussell@kcsa.com

SOURCE Authentidate Holding Corp.

CONTACT: Investor: Todd Fromer, +1-212-896-1215, tfromer@kcsa.com; orGarth Russell, +1-212-896-1250, , both of KCSA StrategicCommunications, for Authentidate Holding Corp.

Web site: http://www.authentidate.com/