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Shareable Ink Helps Providers Capture Quality Data at Point of Care for National Registry of Clinical Outcomes

Shareable Ink®, today announced the successful submission of quality data to the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) Clinical Outcome Registry (SCOR) using the Shareable Ink Anesthesia SuiteTM.

This is “big data” in action.  “Reporting live from the field” – in real time – into a national quality registry is exactly what the industry as a whole is looking for in order to identify quality and cost issues to improve healthcare overall.

How Shareable Ink contributes to “big data” in such a unique way:

1.       Cloud-based – means that the links to national registry databases are already set up for each and every user – no matter how small the practice.  The provider doesn’t have to deal with connectivity or interfacing issues, or time-consuming manual abstraction of charts to retrieve the data that the registry is looking for.

2.       Does not inflict any workflow change on providers.  The data is captured and exported as a byproduct of the documentation they’re doing anyway as part of the visit.

3.       Structured data at the source.  Our industry is starting to realize that greater adoption of EHR does not mean more or better data.  Much data entered into EHRs is unstructured (free text typed or dictated) – and therefore pretty useless for submitting to registries or analyzing.  Shareable Ink’s approach creates structured data at the source – as the physician is documenting – which can immediately be submitted to registries with no further human intervention.

Information from Portable Anesthesia EHR Helps Clinicians Obtain Benchmarks and Discover Best Practices for Clinical Problems 

Nashville, TN and Chicago, IL  (October 12, 2012) Shareable Ink®, an enterprise cloud computing company that transforms handwritten documentation to structured data and analytics, today announced the successful submission of quality data to the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) Clinical Outcome Registry (SCOR) using the Shareable Ink Anesthesia SuiteTM.  Anesthesia data is captured electronically and submitted to SCOR as a natural by-product of case documentation in Shareable Ink’s anesthesia EHR.

Through the use of natural input tools, Shareable Ink works as a portable anesthesia electronic health record that allows any anesthesia provider, even those working in ambulatory and office-based settings, to easily and effortlessly capture quality data at the point of care during the course of their normal case documentation. This data is fed directly to SCOR to obtain national benchmarks for the anesthesia group and discover best practices for important clinical problems, such as PONV (postoperative nausea and vomiting), delayed awakening, GERD and perioperative glucose management.

“The SCOR registry currently holds more than 10,000 cases used to track performance measures and is the result of several rounds of revision based on input from active, practicing members of the anesthesia community,” said Dr. John Dilger, SAMBA President. “Through partnerships with industry innovators like Shareable Ink, we’re positioned to make incredible progress to exponentially grow the amount of data and advance the quality of care, so we can have a greater impact on future patient outcomes.”

SCOR is structured to include elements needed for national quality reporting initiatives such as AHRQ, NQF and the Joint Commission.

“Shareable Ink enables the easiest capture of structured data at the point of care,” said Stephen S. Hau, President and CEO, Shareable Ink. “We then share that data with national registries, such as SCOR, to deliver on the promises of data-driven healthcare.  At the end of the day, it’s about providing measurable comparisons and insights to help individual providers, facilities, and the industry in general improve healthcare outcomes.”

About SAMBA / SCOR

The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) is one of the fastest growing anesthesia organizations, responding to the education and research needs of perioperative physicians practicing ambulatory anesthesia. Founded in 1985, SAMBA enjoys a membership of over 1,400 physicians who actively practice ambulatory, office-based and private practice anesthesia, other health professionals with an interest in ambulatory anesthesia, and residents in training.  http://www.sambahq.org/

SAMBA’s Clinical Outcome Registry (SCOR) is a clinical registry of patient outcomes in ambulatory anesthesia developed by SAMBA. It is structured to include elements needed for national quality reporting as well as to improve your own practice. SCOR is a member benefit of SAMBA, with reports provided to SAMBA members at no cost. SCOR is affiliated with AQI and MPOG. For further information regarding these partnerships, please contact the SAMBA office at (847) 825-5586 or visit the SCOR website at www.scordata.org.

About Shareable Ink
Shareable Ink helps healthcare organizations of all sizes transition to electronic health records without disruption to workflow or burdensome IT projects. Its enterprise cloud-based platform incorporates natural input tools, including iPads and digital pen and paper technology featuring Anoto functionality. The resulting structured and clinically-encoded output populates the EHR with discrete data, as if typed in directly. Built-in analytics give hospitals and practices insight into their operations — from a clinical, quality and efficiency standpoint — all previously inaccessible from traditional paper records. For additional information, visit www.shareableink.com.

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Pri-Med Acquires Amazing Charts EHR

Partnership Will Allow Amazing Charts’ Clinicians to Receive Individualized Continuing Education Based On Practice Patterns 

Boston, Mass., November 19, 2012 – Pri-Med, the leading provider of professional medical education to a community of more than 260,000 clinicians, today announced the purchase of Amazing Charts, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHR) to independent medical practices.

As an independent operating subsidiary of Pri-Med, Amazing Charts will continue to offer its intuitive and affordable software solutions to clinicians, but now will have the resources to accelerate product development and the geographic reach of Pri-Med’s medical education conferences in 30 cities nationwide. Dr. Jonathan Bertman, founder of Amazing Charts, will continue to serve as President, with Kathleen Repoli serving as Senior Vice President. Other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Given the vast amount of knowledge and the pace at which practice recommendations change, providing real-time feedback to clinicians based on their current practice styles is critical,” said Jonathan Bertman, MD, FAAFP, founder and President of Amazing Charts. “While other EHR vendors may try to find ways to sell EHR data to the highest bidder, we believe any use of this data must be ethical, with clear and consistent disclosure, and used to improve patient outcomes rather than allow advertisers to better target consumers. And after being contacted by dozens of companies, including other EHRs, private equity firms, and venture capitalists, I have no doubt that Pri-Med is the best possible partner for our clients, our employees, and most importantly, the patients for whom we all care.”

With Amazing Charts, Pri-Med gains a next-generation medical education platform strategically located at the point of patient care, enabling it to deliver CME activities where and when decision support is needed.

“The holy grail of medical education is to demonstrate improved patient outcomes as a result of access to unbiased evidenced-based CME. We believe that in addition to our live meetings and online CME courses, providing this education at the point of care is the obvious next step, and we are excited to develop this with Amazing Charts,” said John Mooney, founder and CEO of Pri-Med. “With this deeply integrated partnership, we are together reimagining the EHR as a real-time educational instrument that expands well beyond managing one’s practice”

“Pri-Med has been committed to developing clinician-friendly solutions that are accessible, affordable and immediately applicable to patient care,” added Bertman. “That’s why we have attended every Pri-Med conference for over nine years! Pri-Med’s customers are our customers, and to say I am excited about what we can do together would be an understatement.”

Shields & Company, Inc. advised Amazing Charts in the transaction.

Click here to watch John Mooney and Dr. Jon Bertman discuss their vision for this unique partnership and how it came to be.

About Pri-Med

Pri‐Med is an operating division of Diversified Business Communications. Based in Boston, Mass., the organization has been a trusted source for professional medical education to over 260,000 clinicians since 1995. Through live meetings in over 30 U.S. cities and online at www.pri-med.com, actively practicing clinicians rely on Pri‐Med for opportunities to engage with local peers, meet internationally renowned faculty and participate in world‐class educational activities. For more information, visit: www.pri-med.com.

About Amazing Charts

Amazing Charts provides Electronic Health Records (EHR/EMR) and services to healthcare practices. Based on number one user ratings for usability, fair pricing, and overall satisfaction, Amazing Charts has been implemented in over 5,600 practices, and continues to add over 70 new practices a month. Founded in 2001 by a practicing family physician, Amazing Charts V6 is ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certified for Meaningful Use. Amazing Charts is headquartered at the historic Lafayette Mill Building in North Kingstown, RI. For more information, visit:www.amazingcharts.com

About Diversified Business Communications

Diversified Business Communications, based in Portland, Maine, provides information and market access through face-to-face events, magazine publishing, and eMedia on four continents. In addition to health care, Diversified serves a number of industries including: technology, retail, food and hospitality and business management solutions. Diversified operates divisions in Australia, Hong Kong, India, the UK and Canada.

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John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

triCerat Introduces Cliptite™ to Help Ensure Data Loss Protection

U.S. software developer triCerat is launching Cliptite™ today to help healthcare professionals secure sensitive data sharing and prevent data loss when using Windows Clipboard. Cliptite™ is designed specifically for remote desktop and application environments in hospitals and other healthcare settings that require an additional level of security.

COLUMBIA, MD, USA (October 31, 2012) — To help healthcare professionals secure sensitive data sharing and prevent data loss when using Windows Clipboard, software developer triCerat, Inc. – creator of the revolutionary ScrewDrivers® printing technology – is introducing its Cliptite™ software.

triCerat’s Cliptite™ software is designed specifically for remote desktop and application environments in hospitals and other healthcare settings that require an additional level of security to prevent data loss when using Windows Clipboard, the integrated Microsoft component that allows content to be copied and pasted between applications.

Employing assignable encryption technology, Cliptite™ allows administrators to safely enable the Windows Clipboard redirection across multiple ICA and RDP sessions without worrying that the data will be copied to an unauthorized client system.

“When sharing sensitive data in the workplace, many organizations tend to either overlook the potential data loss of the Windows Clipboard copy and paste mechanism and hope for the best, or turn off the Windows Clipboard entirely to ensure data loss protection,” according to Andrew Parlette, Vice President of Product Engineering at triCerat.

Cliptite™ allows organizations to enable the Windows Clipboard securely without great implementation or testing burdens by intercepting all data before it is copied onto the Windows Clipboard. The data is then encrypted using a secure 128-bit key and subsequently placed on the Windows Clipboard as encrypted data. If a user running an unauthorized server or workstation attempts to access the Windows Clipboard, the resulting data will be scrambled and unrecognizable. However, when a user running an authorized server or workstation accesses the Windows Clipboard, the data will be transferred and decrypted to the requesting application.

“Regardless of industry, Cliptite™ provides a cost-effective solution that enables users to secure the Windows Clipboard over a remote connection and safely provide Windows Clipboard data sharing,” says Parlette. For more information, visit www.tricerat.com.

About triCerat, Inc.

Creator of the revolutionary ScrewDrivers® print management technology that changed the way thousands of organizations operate on a daily basis, triCerat has developed its complete Simplify family of desktop management tools that improve the performance, stability, security, and reliability of server, workstation, and virtual desktop environments. Based in Columbia, MD, triCerat has more than 10,000 clients worldwide. Founded in 1997, triCerat is a Citrix Ready Technology Partner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and a VMware Technology Alliance Partner.

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Create Your Ultimate Health and Fitness Monitoring System with the New ANT+ Product Directory

Heart rate monitors, power meters, speed & cadence sensors, GPS watches and more – Search by brand, activity and compatibility to find the health & fitness devices that work for you

Cochrane, Alberta – (November 15, 2012) – ANT+, the world-leader in health and fitness monitoring technology, unveils the new ANT+ Product Directory. This expansive database matches fitness devices by activity, sensors, brand name and compatibility. Users can now mix & match innovative products and create the ultimate monitoring system to fit their lifestyle. An essential tool for sports, wellness management and home health monitoring, ANT+ connects users to the most accurate, consistent and detailed health and fitness data available. All ANT+ certified and manufacturer verified products can be found in the ANT+ Product Directory, including devices from top global brands such as adidas, Garmin, Timex, CycleOps and more.

ANT+ Product Directory: http://www.thisisant.com/directory/

Which heart rate monitor works with my running watch? Which power meter can I use with my bike computer? These are questions fitness enthusiasts, newbie triathletes and seasoned marathoners are asking every day. Regardless of fitness goals, the new ANT+ Product Directory allows you to create the ultimate monitoring system to fit your needs. You can search by activity, sensor type, brand name and compatibility to generate a list of relevant devices. This allows you to build the best monitoring system for your needs, and knowing that they are part of the certified ANT+ family means they work seamlessly, confidently and accurately, every-time.

“The new ANT+ Product Directory is the Google of health and fitness monitoring devices,” says Rod Morris, Vice President of ANT Wireless. “Products such as heart rate monitors, foot pods, GPS watches, weight scales and speed & cadence sensors from the world’s most trusted brands all connect and communicate using ANT+ technology. With over 60 million ANT+ devices in use today, the ANT+ Directory provides consumers with an extremely simple way to find the device or combination of devices needed to monitor progress and reach personal goals.”

Athletes, fitness enthusiasts and health professionals of all levels can benefit from data monitoring with ANT+. Check out the new ANT+ Product Directory and see which devices will help you meet your health and fitness goals.

To request additional information about ANT+ or any of its partners, please contact PR Representative Brad Hobbs at (305) 374-4404 x 119 or by e-mail at bradhobbs@maxborgesagency.com.
About ANT / ANT+ (www.thisisant.com):

ANT+ is the technology that lets your wireless monitoring devices talk to each other.  Leading brands design ANT+ into top products to ensure that consumers get the data they want, when, and where they want it.  And because ANT+ devices are compatible, products can always be upgraded or added to a person’s monitoring system.

ANT is a proven protocol and silicon solution for ultra-low power (ULP) practical wireless networking applications. ANT+ facilitates interoperability between ANT+ Alliance member devices and the collection, automatic transfer and tracking of sensor data. Applicable in sport, fitness, wellness management and home health monitoring, ANT+ (built on the base ANT protocol) defines device profiles that specify data formats, channel parameters and network keys. The ANT+ Alliance is an open special interest group of companies who have adopted the ANT+ promise of interoperability. The Alliance ensures standardized communications through optimized brand value and partnerships with other top tier products.

The company behind ANT Wireless is Dynastream Innovations Inc. Dynastream was established in 1998 and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. in December 2006. Dynastream is based in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, and is a world innovator in the research and development of inertial and wireless technology. www.dynastream.com

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Sisoft Integrates Fovia’s Powerful Advanced Visualization

International Footprint Expanded for Embedded HDVR®

Palo Alto, California and Ankara, Turkey, October 23, 2012 — Fovia Medical, Inc., a world leader in volume rendering technology, and Sisoft Saglik Bilgi Sistemleri, operating in the United States as Sisoft Healthcare Information Systems LLC, a leading provider of web-based Hospital Information Management Systems, Picture Archiving & Communication Systems, and web-based Electronic Document Management Systems, have natively integrated Fovia’s High Definition Volume Rendering® technology in all of Sisoft’s image viewers and PACS workstations. Through Sisoft’s secure, remote viewing technology, healthcare professionals have 24-hour remote access to Fovia’s interactive advanced visualization.

Sisoft now delivers high performance 3D imaging locally and remotely via Fovia’s HDVR® engine.  The benefits of Fovia’s scalable, CPU-based, HDVR software solution enable Sisoft to deliver cost-effective advanced visualization to its customers, while maintaining the flexibility to quickly and effectively respond to the various sectors of the medical market that it serves.

“We are a Gold Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork and are extremely selective about the platform technologies we deploy to our customers. After a comprehensive review of the advanced visualization market, the selection of Fovia’s High Definition Volume Rendering Platform was clear. By utilizing Fovia’s powerful HDVR software, we have been able to rapidly develop and integrate high value clinical tools for our customers around the world,” said Ömer Siso, Sisoft’s Chairman of the Board.

Ken Fineman, Chief Executive Officer of Fovia stated, “We are excited to have a partner with such a sharp and comprehensive view of the medical software market.  Several factors combine to make Sisoft an optimal integrator of our HDVR technology: Sisoft’s reputation as a secure and advanced systems integrator, its gold status with Oracle, and its recent selection as one of the top informatics companies in Turkey.

About Fovia, Inc.

Fovia, Inc. was founded in 2003 to address the challenges of data explosion – the exponentially increasing amount of data being acquired by modern imaging modalities. The firm has developed a CPU-based, High Definition Volume Rendering software solution that leverages and scales with multi-core, multi-processor and multi-threaded generational processor development.  Fovia’s HDVR solution is more scalable, cost effective, flexible, and easily deployable on an enterprise-wide basis than GPU or other hardware-based approaches. It can be easily and natively integrated into various original equipment manufacturers’ offerings, thereby enabling OEMs to quickly and easily offer the world’s most advanced volume rendering to their customers.  More information can be found at www.fovia.com.

About Sisoft Healthcare Information Systems

Sisoft Healthcare Information Systems (formerly Çözüm Bilgisayar) was founded in 1987 to develop secure and advanced technology for healthcare professionals.  Its products include Sisocare (Web-based Hospital Information Management System), Sisopacs (PACS – Picture Archiving & Communication Systems), Sisoedms (Web-based Electronic Document Management Systems), Sisofamily (Web-based Family Practice Information System), Sisomobile (iPad, iPhone, Android Applications, PDA, MCA), Sisotemp (Temperature Tracking System) which is particularly designed to measure the ambient temperature in antiserum rooms and cupboards and Sisoffice (Office Automation). Sisoft is one of Turkey’s leading informatics companies and has been an Oracle Solution partner since 1998.  It operates in the United States from its offices located in New York, New York. More information can be found at http://www.sisoft.com.tr or http://www.sisoft.us.

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Coastal Medical Inc., Selected as 2012 Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award Winner

CHICAGO (October 18, 2012) – HIMSS honors Coastal Medical, Inc., located in Providence, R.I., as the winner of the 2012 Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence. Since 1994, the Nicholas E. Davies Award recognizes excellence in health information technology, specifically excellence in use of the EHR to successfully improve quality of care and patient safety.

The Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence  recognizes the most exemplary implementations and utilizations of EHR in independent ambulatory practices, community health clinics/organizations, and enterprise clinics. The award requires that staff in the healthcare system applying for the award to assess and document their progress and accomplishments against a framework for thinking about the process of implementing an EHR.

The 2012 Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence winner is a physician-owned, physician-governed medical organization founded in Providence, R.I., in 1995. Coastal employs 91 providers in 19 offices across the state, and provides predominantly primary care services to 105,000 adult and pediatric patients, who comprise 10 percent of the Rhode Island population.

In 2006 and early 2007, Coastal implemented a fully integrated EHR in every office. The introduction of clinical quality measurement and reporting, and later Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice transformation, with all of its attendant changes in provider roles and office workflow, were experienced by providers as improvements in the delivery of clinical care that were enabled by EHR technology. Coinciding with completion of the EHR adoption in early 2007, Coastal entered into its first Pay-for-Performance contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), which included meaningful financial incentives for achievement of first generation clinical quality targets.

“Coastal has used the EHR technology platform to establish a strong foundation on which to deliver evidence-based, high quality care and produce measurable outcomes,” says John Bender, MD, chair, Davies Ambulatory Committee, and Medical Director, Miramont Family Medicine, in Ft. Collins, Colo. “All of us on the Davies Ambulatory Committee congratulate Costal Medical Inc. for its focus on improving the quality of healthcare delivery with the best use of health IT.”

Coastal Medical Inc., will be recognized at the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, La. on March 3-7, 2013.  For more information on applying for the HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence, visit the HIMSS website.  Applications are accepted throughout the year.

About HIMSS

HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 51 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents more than 44,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 570 corporate members and more than 170 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.

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Critical Health Information at Your Fingertips: Low-Cost Technology Turns Smartphones and Mobile Devices into Medical Monitors

Affordable, Accessible, Real-Time Measurement of Blood Oxygen Levels, Blood Pressure and Temperature Through Mobile Devices

Vancouver, B.C. – October 18, 2012 – Lionsgate Technologies Inc. (LGTmedical), a leading provider of mobile health (mHealth) technology, will launch a revolutionary universal interface that transforms smartphones, tablets and laptops into mobile medical diagnostic tools capable of real-time vital signs monitoring.

Using standard medical sensors connected directly through the universal audio port of virtually any mobile device, the proprietary interface, called the Vital Signs DSP™ (Digital Signal Processor), provides precise monitoring of blood oxygen levels, blood pressure and body temperature which are displayed on the mobile device’s monitor.

The availability of an accurate, affordable mobile medical diagnostic tool has sweeping applications in the medical/clinical and consumer markets as well as in the developing world where 64 per cent of mobile phone users are found.

“Pairing medical diagnostics with mobile phones will greatly advance the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of critical diseases in developing countries,” said Dr. Mark Ansermino, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, at the University of British Columbia (UBC), whose team developed the technology.  “The availability of portable, easy-to-use and affordable mobile health monitoring technology will move medical diagnostics from the hospital to non-hospital settings, helping reduce global health inequities and improving health outcomes worldwide.”

LGTmedical’s technology, which includes applications for pulse oximetry, temperature and blood pressure monitoring, requires no external signal processors, microcontrollers, power sources or displays. Users just download a proprietary app that allows their mobile device to drive a low-cost standard medical sensor.

The company plans to launch its flagship product, the Phone Oximeter™, into clinical markets in 2013, with blood pressure and temperature applications to follow. This new technology platform supports ultra-low cost product design, which will make these applications affordable for everyone.  LGTmedical’s mHealth devices are expected to cost between $10 and $40, which is significantly less than competing products on the market today.

The Phone Oximeter™ will enable mobile devices to provide non-invasive measurements of blood oxygen levels. After downloading the app, a standard medical sensor attached to the patient’s finger is connected to the audio port of any phone, tablet or laptop.  The sensor detects concentrations of oxygen in the blood and displays the readings in colorful symbols on the mobile device’s monitor making pulse oximetry easy to use and accessible. (http://www.youtube.com/user/LGTmedical)

The World Health Organization recognizes the importance of making pulse oximetry available and affordable to the developing world.  The diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases like pneumonia, which claims the lives of two million children under five years of age every year, can be greatly enhanced by affordable pulse oximetry.  There are also large consumer market for mHealth vital signs applications in the areas of chronic disease management, personal care management, sleep apnea and fitness.

Driven by the explosive growth of mobile phones and tablets and the pressing need to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs, the global mHealth market is projected to reach US$ 23 billion by 2017, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Mobile monitoring services will account for the largest share of the global market (approximately 65 per cent), expected to reach US$ 15 billion in 2017.

“Mobile vital signs technology will serve as a valuable tool in assisting with medical diagnosis, decision support, chronic disease management and patient engagement in the coming years,”said Tom Walker, President and CEO of LGTmedical.  “We are proud of our innovations which mark a significant shift in the evolution of mHealth. From headphones to healthcare, making affordable health monitoring tools available to clinicians and consumers will help improve the quality of care, save lives and reduce healthcare costs.”

The Vital Signs DSP™ technology was developed by a research team at the University of British Columbia, the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) and BC Children’s Hospital known as Electrical & Computer Engineering in Medicine (ECEM).  Dr. Mark Ansermino and Guy Dumont, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC and a CFRI Scientist, who led the team, received the prestigious Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada in 2010 for their work on the Phone Oximeter.

R&D and field testing of the Phone Oximeter™ has been conducted in both North America and emerging markets, such as Uganda, through the generous support of UBC, BC Children’s Hospital, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and other sponsoring foundations and government agencies.

About LGTmedical

LionsGate Technologies (LGTmedical) is a spin-off company out of the University of British Columbia, the Child & Family Research Institute and BC Children’s Hospital. The Vital Signs DSP™ is the company’s proprietary signal processing platform for the development and commercialization of ultra-low cost vital signs monitoring applications in mHealth.  LGTmedical is developing a suite of mHealth technologies to meet the important global need for accurate, accessible and affordable medical diagnostics. For more information, please visit http://lgtmedical.com

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