MobileHelp® Announces Healthcare Division

Teaser Text: MobileHelp®, a leader in mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) and health management solutions, announced today it will be creating a healthcare division to better support its partners in the healthcare space.

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The new division will bring together an internal team and dedicate resources to manage the growing number of third party relationships the company has with healthcare providers and vendors, with the end goal of helping seniors and patients with chronic conditions manage their own care through the company's consumer-facing telehealth solution, MobileVitals.

"One of our core strengths is our ability to both define and implement strategic solutions that impact the senior care population -- which includes an emphasis on helping them manage chronic conditions," said Rob Flippo, CEO of MobileHelp. "This expertise has allowed us to align with other organizations that share that same goal -- healthcare providers and vendors." 

The new division will be led by Senior Vice President Chris A. Otto, who has nearly 20 years' experience in developing technology to address the healthcare needs of seniors. Mr. Otto is a technology entrepreneur and the co-founder of Halo Monitoring, an aging-in-place technology company that introduced the market's first automatic fall detection solution in 2008. 

"The need for solutions that allow seniors and patients to manage their own care, from their own living spaces, is one of the principle goals of healthcare reform," said Mr. Otto. "With our new business focus, we will be able to help all our customers -- from patients to providers to payers -- leverage the benefits technology affords."

About MobileHelp: 

Headquartered in the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, MobileHelp(®) is a leading provider of mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) and health management technology. MobileHelp's PERS devices are integrated with nationwide wireless voice, data and GPS technology to provide real-time medical alert monitoring services and expedited personal emergency assistance. In addition, MobileHelp offers proactive health management services such as activity tracking, medication reminders and a telehealth platform, MobileVitals, for both consumers and healthcare providers. For more information about MobileHelp, please call 1-800-989-9863 or visit the website at