August 23, 2007—The California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) announced yesterday that it has awarded Philips Medical Systems, Andover, Mass, a group purchasing organization contract for telehealth products and services. CAHSAH is the leading statewide home care association in the country, representing more than 400 providers in California.

"Remote patient monitoring has the potential to change how the home care industry does business," said CAHSAH president Joe Hafkenschiel. "Telehealth offers the opportunity to address some of the global issues of home care providers simultaneously: staff shortage/productivity and patient compliance/wellness."

Philips will provide a comprehensive telehealth program to CAHSAH members, including wireless telemonitoring measurement devices, robust clinical content, innovative pricing models and wide-ranging service delivery and implementation support.