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Perminova names Andrew Terry as Vice President of Software Engineering

LA JOLLA, CA — Perminova, developer of web-based information systems for the nation’s leading cardiology centers, announced that Andrew (Drew) Terry is the new Vice President of Software Engineering.

Terry, an expert software developer, joins Perminova from Sotera Wireless, Inc., where he was Manager, Embedded Software Engineering. Sotera is a San Diego company that develops wireless body-worn monitoring devices.

“We’re excited about Drew joining our team in this stage of high growth for Perminova,” said Craig K. Collins, President and CEO of Perminova. “We have a number of critical technology initiatives underway, including the advancement of Perminova EP and the integration of medical device data to better serve our clients. Drew will assume a leadership role in the perpetual innovation that has become the hallmark of Perminova.”

At Perminova, Terry will lead an international engineering team to create a host of new, robust features for Perminova EP, the nation’s first web-based information system for cardiac electrophysiology labs. Advancement of Perminova’s information systems will include developing new features to simplify workflow, streamline reporting, improve charge capture and enhance data sharing. Terry also will expand the company’s products to other areas of cardiac care, as well as build out an exciting new mobile health platform that enables cardiologists to manage patients and cases on iPhones, iPads, Droids and other mobile devices. And he will take charge of ongoing progress in the integration of data from cardiac medical devices into Perminova systems.

Prior to serving as Manager, Embedded Software Engineering, at Sotera, Terry was Senior Software Engineer and Lead Software Engineer at the firm. In almost seven years with Sotera, he was instrumental in designing and implementing the company’s vital sign monitoring platform. He also worked on developing and patenting a novel cuff-less blood pressure measurement. He received the company’s annual Founder’s Award for his work in 2010. Most recently, he managed the software team through Sotera’s first FDA 510(k) submission and approval.

Terry holds an MS and BA in computer science from the University of California, San Diego.

About Perminova

La Jolla, Calif.-based Perminova develops and markets web-based, cloud-based software for the nation’s leading cardiology centers. The company is pioneering healthcare’s move from outdated client-server technology to modern-and-secure cloud computing. Perminova products are electronic surgical records systems for cardiology, and they’re more robust, flexible and cost-effective than anything currently on the market. Its products improve charge-capture and efficiency, while automatically producing case reports and billing reports. Perminova seamlessly integrates with existing electronic medical records systems and deploys and upgrades easily via the web. Perminova’s architecture allows integration of medical devices and customization of robust data for medical research and clinical trials. Currently, Perminova EP is used at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and the UC San Diego Health System.

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CenTrak, Provider of Healthcare’s Most Accurate Real-Time Location System (RTLS), Accelerates Market Adoption by Offering Gen2IR™ Over Wi-Fi

CenTrak’s expanded product portfolio combines its patented, highly accurate Gen2IR™ RTLS technology, with Wi-Fi location infrastructure

NEWTOWN, Pa., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — CenTrak, a leading provider of Real-Time Location Systems for healthcare, is changing the RTLS landscape by Wi-Fi enabling highly accurate Second Generation Infrared (Gen2IR) RTLS tags. These tags allow healthcare organizations to leverage existing 802.11 investments and obtain the room and bed-level accuracy the market has come to expect from CenTrak. The technology has already been successfully deployed in major US hospitals. The addition of Wi-Fi capabilities to healthcare’s highest performing RTLS infrastructure is expected to fuel continued implementations.

Early adopters of healthcare RTLS were often caught in a quandary – install relatively simple to deploy, less accurate, RF-only technologies with limited ROI, or invest in high accuracy, high performance technologies that would unlock the true value of enterprise asset management and clinical workflow.  CenTrak’s Wi-Fi enabled Gen2IR tags eliminate the need for such a compromise.  Healthcare organizations can plan their RTLS initiatives based on current requirements and budget, determining which areas of the facility will need basic locating with only Wi-Fi, and which areas will need high accuracy and high performance by adding CenTrak’s Gen2IR technology.  This flexibility lays the foundation for a comprehensive future-proof infrastructure which can be easily expanded at any time to address more complex use cases.

CenTrak’s battery-operated Gen2IR Monitors and Virtual Walls easily install wherever accurate, fast and frequent location data is needed including rooms, hallways, and even bays. Similar to light, Gen2IR will not pass through walls.  However, it does not suffer from legacy infrared and ultrasound line-of-sight limitations that often impact performance in compact areas (such as EDs and PACUs) and open areas where beds are separated by curtains or by nothing at all. Therefore, when a tag reads a room or bay number, there are no errors. This is certainty-based RTLS, a requirement for today’s healthcare automation and workflow applications.

The Gen2IR/Wi-Fi platform enables CenTrak’s 100+ solution providers to receive location data from Wi-Fi tags and Wi-Fi clients including Computers on Wheels and VOIP devices. The integration provides the same Gen2IR performance that CenTrak partners and customers have come to rely upon for addressing hi-resolution use case requirements such as Hand Hygiene Compliance, High Acuity Workflow and Nurse Call Integration.

“We are proud to offer healthcare a smarter, future-proof RTLS solution.  Our partners’ valuable and often ground breaking RTLS-based solutions can now be more easily extended across an organization’s WiFi network. Whether the location infrastructure is Wi-Fi-based or not, we continue to deliver the world’s most accurate, scalable highest performing RTLS,” said Dr. Ari Naim, President and CEO of CenTrak.

About CenTrak

CenTrak™ is The Smarter Real-Time Location System™ (RTLS) – the leading provider of precise, adaptable, and cost-effective location solutions for healthcare facilities. The patented CenTrak Gen2IR™ technology uniquely delivers certainty-based location data, a requirement for workflow and other key healthcare applications. CenTrak delivers unmatched accuracy speed, performance and power-efficiency making it a smarter technology investment. www.centrak.com

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Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan Selects ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — May 31, 2012 — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan has selected its ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, software as its electronic order set solution.

ProVation Order Sets is an easily customizable order set authoring and management solution that provides flexible integration into clinical processes to streamline the delivery of standardized care for improved patient safety, outcomes, clinician performance and regulatory compliance. ProVation Order Sets is built upon ProVation Medical’s award-winning, clinician-designed technology platform. A key benefit is continuous updating of clinical content and medical evidence, including direct links to UpToDate, the resource of choice for more than 600,000 users worldwide.

Located in Ludington, MI, the 87-bed Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan is an acute care hospital providing residents of Mason County and surrounding communities with services including inpatient medical, surgical, step-down, obstetrical and critical care, as well outpatient laboratory, cancer and hematology and diagnostics. It is ISO 9001:2008 certified and ranked by CareChex among the top hospitals in the nation for medical excellence in the general surgery, orthopedic care, women’s health and cancer care categories.

“Memorial Medical Center has a strong focus on quality, as evidenced by its national rankings and participation in leading quality programs,” said Mike Haldane, Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Documentation, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions. “We are pleased ProVation Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, has been selected to support this focus by providing clinicians with evidence-based order sets at the point of care.”

About ProVation Medical

ProVation® Medical provides procedure documentation and clinical decision support solutions for hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. ProVation MD, ProVation MultiCaregiver and ProVation EHR software reduce transcription, paper storage and image printing costs and deliver a high Return on Investment (ROI). ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate Decision Support, puts evidence-based healthcare into practice by establishing and maintaining standards of care.

ProVation® Medical is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).

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