May 7, 2013

AudiaHealth® Awarded Patent for Talking HealthCard®

Audia Health Release

Charleston, SC – AudiaHealth, LLC, a Charleston SC based provider of patient engagement solutions, has been awarded a United States patent for its Talking HealthCard product.

The Talking HealthCard incorporates a voice-recording chip that allows physicians, pharmacists and other clinicians to record important care information with a single button. The card features space for written instructions, as well. Patients and their families can later play back those instructions with a press of a button. Together, the audio and written instructions can help foster improved patient compliance and also help reduce readmissions – an increasing burden on the American healthcare system.

Introduced in 2012, the Talking HealthCard is gaining popularity among caregivers. According to Tiffini Mericle, Chief Nursing Officer at Iowa Specialty Hospital, "Talking HealthCards are a helpful tool to aide in discharge instructions, particularly medication management on new and high risk medications." Ms. Mericle also credits the Talking HealthCard for helping to improve her facility's HCAHPS scores – a standardized, publicly reported measure of patient satisfaction.

"Everyone loves the Talking HealthCards," says Linda S. Austin, MD, AudiaHealth founder and Chief Medical Officer. "Patients and families appreciate hearing exactly what the doctor thinks, in his or her own words. Doctors appreciate the chance to communicate without multiple repetitions of information to various family members. Nurses report fewer interruptions during the day from visitors asking for an update. Talking HealthCards help everyone on the healthcare team!"

About AudiaHealth

AudiaHealth, LLC develops education and monitoring solutions for healthcare providers to manage patients with chronic and serious illnesses at a low cost. Our communication and remote monitoring solutions support care plans to reduce hospital readmissions, improve patient compliance and enhance patient satisfaction. We base our solutions on proven principles of behavior change, which encourage patients to maintain health habits even after their symptom monitoring has ended. For more information, please visit or

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