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Alere and AirStrip Technologies - a Powerful Collaboration Brings Innovative Remote Patient Monitoring to Obstetrical Care

Thu, 08/26/2010 - 5:33am
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ATLANTA, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Health, LLC, a leader in personal health support solutions (a division of Alere Inc.) (NYSE: ALR), today announced a new collaboration with AirStrip Technologies Inc., a pioneer in mobile medical software development.

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AirStrip Technologies offers innovative remote patient monitoring applications that deliver vital data directly to mobile devices, including smart phones. Starting September 1st of 2010, Alere, through its Women & Children's Health division, will begin offering AirStrip OB to its healthcare provider client base through a marketing agreement. Alere, the largest U.S. provider of specialized health management services, will act as a marketing representative to promote AirStrip OB within the U.S. to physicians or hospital representatives and act as a liaison for users of AirStrip solutions.

The state-of-the-art AirStrip OB software transmits vital patient waveform data, including fetal heart tracing and maternal contraction patterns, in virtual real time directly from the hospital labor and delivery unit to a doctor's mobile wireless device.

"AirStrip OB, coupled with Alere's home nursing network, makes a perfect fit for building on our industry-leading homecare obstetric services," said Gregg Raybuck, President, Women's & Children's Health.  "Alere supported more than 225,000 pregnancies in 2009 and our collaboration with AirStrip Technologies will empower us to expand into new areas of in-patient and homecare management.  We are excited about this dynamic partnership that will continue to drive our objectives to support maternity management."

"AirStrip Technologies is moving into the home health arena to monitor multiple clinical scenarios," said A

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