ADT appoints medical health board

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

BOCA RATON, Fla.--ADT Security Services on June 20 announced the creation of a medical advisory board for its health monitoring services, called ADT WellHealth. All five members of the board come from a medical background.
Michael Lynch, Ph.D, is the director of ADT WellHealth. "What we've done is really try to focus our medical advisory group. They bring us invaluable guidance on how to continue evolving and developing WellHeath. We're essentially implementing a daily interaction with users based on standards of health care. Vital sign info and prescription information needs to be very efficient, to help keep people out of emergency rooms. And it needs to be the most relevant," said Lynch.
Members of the WellHealth Medical Advisory Board are: Rashid L. Bashur, Ph.D; William T. Denman, M.D.; Joseph C. Kvedar, M.D.; Courtney H. Lyder, N.D.; and David Whellan, M.D.
Ann Lindstrom, ADT spokeswoman, said, "In general, WellHealth is targeted at large self-insured employers to help manage people with chronic health conditions and to minimize chronic health care costs by managing their needs and making sure they are staying healthy."
ADT's WellHealth solutions keep track of health regimens and medication compliance through digital devices connected to ADT's monitoring centers. The service is also set up to include services from registered nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals. The ADT WellHealth line was introduced in 2005 at the White House Conference on Aging.