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EarlySense Introduces Innovative, Contact-Free, Patient Safety Monitoring System for Avoiding Adverse Events to the HIMSS Convention in New Orleans, March 3-7, 2013

Mon, 03/04/2013 - 9:15am
The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS & WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 4, 2013--EarlySense Ltd., the market leader in Proactive Patient Care Solutions™, announced today that it will be demonstrating the company’s contact-free, continuous, patient safety monitoring solution at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) trade show this week at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, March 3 -7, 2013. Attendees are invited to visit the EarlySense exhibit at booth #4719.

“The EarlySense System has made a significant and positive difference in the nurses’ workflow at the hospital. Nurses save time ‘hooking up’ patients to the system because it is contact-free, which obviously also increases the comfort level of the patient. The system based design of this solution allows for our caregivers to be notified of a potentially adverse condition long before the situation becomes life threatening. In today’s environment, we are looking at each and every bed in our institution as a critical care environment. Patients are more complex and require more vigilance in monitoring than ever before. The EarlySense System allows us to have this capability. It is designed for the environment in which it is used, and therefore alarms appropriately, and provides information about patients in a timely manner,” said Timothy Quigley, RN, MBA, Vice President of Nursing Services and Chief Nursing Officer at South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth, Massachusetts.

Mr. Quigley continued, “Knowing that the patient is always monitored and that the system will alert if a parameter is crossed makes the patients, their families, and the nursing staff feel comfortable. It also helps us to more proactively and efficiently treat our patients, avoid adverse events, save lives, and ultimately save the hospital money.” Tim O’Malley, President of EarlySense Inc., said, “The EarlySense System brings a unique ‘systems’ capability to the MedSurg environment by eliminating the need for the usual overly burdensome technology interfaces. In addition, the multiple ready interfaces, to EMR as well as mobile devices and mobile phones, allow clinicians real-time, personalized alerts, empowering real-time intervention with minimal alarm fatigue. We invite you to visit us at our booth and learn about the many benefits of the EarlySense system first hand.” About EarlySense EarlySense has brought to market an innovative technology designed to advance proactive patient care and enable clinicians to achieve better patient outcomes, by assisting in preventing adverse events from occurring through the early identification of deterioration. The company’s flagship product, the EarlySense System, is a continuous, contact-free, patient safety monitoring solution that monitors and documents a patient’s vital signs and movement using a sensor that is placed underneath a bed mattress. There are no leads or cuffs to connect to the patient who has complete freedom of movement and is not burdened by any cumbersome attachments. The system was initially designed to monitor non-ICU ‘lower risk’ patients on medical surgical floors who are usually monitored by nursing staff approximately once every four hours. The system is currently installed at hospitals and rehabilitation centers in the USA and Europe. It is also commercially available in Canada. EarlySense Inc. is headquartered in Waltham, MA. Investors include: JK&B, Pitango Venture Capital, Etgar Challenge Fund, ProSeed VC Fund ( TASE: PRSD ), Docor International Management, Noaber, and Bridge Investment Fund, and Peter Soderberg, managing partner of Worthy Ventures Resources, LLC and former president and CEO of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ( NYSE: HRC ). For additional information, please visit www.earlysense.com.

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