Honeywell Incorporates Integrated Video Capability Into Telehealth Platform Allowing Healthcare Professionals To Treat Patients In Their Homes


    LifeStream Video Capabilities will be demonstrated in Booth 3408 at HIMMS 2018 in the Sands Expo Center, March 5-9 in Las Vegas

    ATLANTA, March 5, 2018 – Honeywell ( NYSE:HON), a leading Connected Home solutions provider, today announced that their telehealth software platform, LifeStream, will feature fully integrated video communication that will enable individuals with chronic conditions to meet with their doctors and nurses face to face without having to leave their homes. It will help healthcare professionals improve the care for their patients, reduce hospital readmissions and streamline their clinical workflows.

    While in-person interaction between patient and caregiver promotes open discussions and helps clinicians visually determine their patient's adherence to a healthcare plan, the use of video provides a similar outcome plus it offers convenience for patients and greater efficiency for care providers. The latest software update of LifeStream (version 5.3) fully integrates video interaction right from the LifeStream dashboard.

    “The latest software update of LifeStream with integrated video marks a significant milestone for Honeywell in bringing improved telehealth solutions to market that address the need to deliver greater value in healthcare at less cost,” said Scott Harkins, vice president and general manager, Connected Home, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. “LifeStream's enhancements were made with clinicians needs in mind, to ensure remote patient care is efficient, clinical outcomes are improved and costly hospital readmissions are reduced.”

    Honeywell developed the new feature using the vidyo.io communications platform-as-a-service (CPaaS), a leading embedded video collaboration platform. The vidyo.io CPaaS provides patented layering and routing technology allowing mobile, real-time video to be reliably transmitted across variable Wi-Fi networks and the public Internet. This technology facilitates a high-quality patient experience even in low bandwidth scenarios and rural environments.

    "Remote patient care has been shown to deliver better long-term patient outcomes due to higher compliance with discharge instructions and enhanced access to healthcare providers," said Sam Waicberg, senior vice president of Business Development at Vidyo. "Obviously, better outcomes for patients is the key factor, but add in the resulting decrease in readmissions which reduces healthcare costs overall, and it is clear that this is just good public policy. Honeywell's adoption of vidyo.io for its LifeStream telehealth platform increases the scale of Vidyo's ability to deliver this critical healthcare benefit to patients and providers alike."

    Vidyo is a leader in integrated video collaboration for businesses that require the highest quality, real-time video communications available to directly embed into their business processes. Millions of users around the world visually connect every day with Vidyo's secure, scalable technology and cloud-based services. Vidyo has been awarded over 170 patents worldwide and is recognized by industry analysts for its cloud platform and APIs. Thousands of enterprises, service providers, and technology partners leverage Vidyo's technology to create innovative HD quality video-enabled applications.

    Honeywell Life Care Solutions, part of Honeywell's Connected Home portfolio, is a global leader in health management technologies and remote patient monitoring, providing the healthcare industry with integrated product and service solutions designed to improve the quality of patients' lives and reduce the cost of healthcare. For more information about Honeywell's entire Life Care Solutions business, please visit www.honeywelllifecare.com.

    About Honeywell Home and Building Technologies

    Honeywell Home and Building Technologies (HBT) is a global business with more than 38,000 employees worldwide. HBT creates products, software and technologies found in more than 150 million homes and 10 million buildings worldwide. We help homeowners stay connected and in control of their comfort, security and energy use. Commercial building owners and occupants use our technologies to ensure their facilities are safe, energy efficient, sustainable and productive. For more news and information on Honeywell Home and Building Technologies, please visit https://www.honeywell.com/us/en/news.

    Honeywell ( www.honeywell.com/us/en) is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, cars, homes and buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/us/en/news.

    Bruce Anderson

    Home and Building Technologies