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The Blue Star Veterans Network And Ambio Health Establish Partnership To Deliver Platform To Monitor Health Of Aging Veterans

Retired Admiral Robert O. Wray, Jr., President of The Blue Star Veterans Network, announced today a partnership between Blue Star and Ambio Health. The technology will provide hardware and software to allow Blue Star clients to be safe and to monitor their health. Terms of the partnership were not disclosed.

Together, Ambio and Blue Star technologies will provide early notice of potentially dangerous conditions. Approximately eighty-eight percent of seniors have at least one chronic health condition such as heart and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or obesity. The Ambio software helps seniors to manage these conditions; to avoid unnecessary hospital visits; and trips to the emergency room.

Launching in October 2014, The Blue Star Veterans Network will integrate hardware, software, processes and a human monitoring/assistance team to help vets and their families live free and independently. The signature product, The Blue Star Service Watch, is one of the many available services that will be offered. The watch is an attractive everyday item that provides help to veterans in need by automatically calling a 24 hour/7 day-a-week monitoring center. The monitoring center will provide whatever assistance is required – from calling a family member to reaching out to 911 for medical emergency.

"We are delighted to partner with Ambio Health to deliver first-class, in-home health monitoring to our deserving veterans and their families," said Admiral Wray. “As a member of a family with several men and women who have served our country, I believe this technology will have a major impact on improving the lives of all veterans.”

"We created Ambio so that patients would have a more affordable, easier to use system for monitoring the most critical components of their health," said Kevin Jones, founder and chief executive officer, Ambio Health. "We are thrilled to partner with Blue Star to provide this technology to veterans, who deserve the highest quality healthcare available. We are very proud to serve this community, and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Blue Star."

About Blue Star Veterans Network

Founded in 2013 in Bethesda, MD, The Blue Star Veterans Network is dedicated to helping America’s aging veterans maintain health, safety, and independence. The company offers a combination of technological products and services to monitor well-being and connect older vets with medical professionals, family members and veteran resources. Blue Star provides services to veterans and their families, exclusively. It is owned wholly by veterans and is a certified Service-Disabled-Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). The company endeavors to populate a sizable amount of its workforce with veterans, including disabled and wounded warriors and it sets aside a percentage of profits to veteran-related causes.

Visit www.bluestarvets.us, on twitter at @bluestarvets and on Facebook at facebook.com/bluestarvets.

About Ambio Health

Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, Ambio Health's mission is to help people live better in their own homes. The company’s proprietary technology provides the most affordable and easiest-to-use wireless health and activity monitoring solution available.

The Ambio Remote Health Monitoring System, which has FDA 510(k) clearance, wirelessly sends readings from devices such as blood pressure and blood glucose meters, and a weight scale to the web-based Ambio Care Portal where they can be viewed by patients and their authorized caregivers. Activities of daily living can also be monitored using Ambio motion and door/window sensors.

The product has been recognized with a Caregiver Friendly Award from Caregiver.com, as a finalist in the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA), as a top product by PM360 in its annual Innovation Issue and as one of the top 10 health tools at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

For more information, visit www.ambiohealth.com.

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