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OBMedical® Company Wins Health IT Summit 2017 Innovation Award
November 7, 2017 – Norcross, Georgia, USA – OBMedical Company, a leader in external maternal-fetal monitoring systems for laboring women, was selected as the winner of the 2017 Health IT Summit Innovation award. Previous winners include CardioMems, SoloHealth, Intellimedix, Jvion, Greenway, and Zywie. OBMedical has developed LaborView®, an advanced wireless maternal-fetal monitoring system for singleton mothers at 36 completed weeks. LaborView works non-invasively via surface electrodes on the maternal abdomen to measure both maternal and fetal heart rate as well as contractions. In addition, OBMedical is working on a personal health version of the LaborView that can connect to a smart phone for home use.
“We are extremely proud to have been selected as this year’s winner and offer our thanks to the supporters of the Health IT Summit and to the volunteers that make this event so special. We are also proud of the work that we are doing to make LaborView the clear choice in wireless fetal monitoring.” said OBMedical CEO Mark Samuels. The FDA-cleared LaborView system is placed on the mother’s abdomen and wirelessly interfaces with most commonly used maternal-fetal monitoring units.
A 2014 study sponsored by OBMedical demonstrated that LaborView provides a more reliable interpretation of uterine activity versus TOCO when compared to IUPC and more accurate detection of fetal heart rate versus Ultrasound Transducer when compared to Fetal Scalp Electrode.¹
Ref. 1 – ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 105, “Bariatric Surgery and Pregnancy,” June 2009 Additionally, patients report improved comfort compared to commonly used transducer belts.
About OBMedical Company
OBMedical is a privately-held women’s health company with offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Gainesville, Florida, near the University of Florida. OBMedical’s mission is to improve the health and safety of mothers and babies during pregnancy and labor. The Company’s LaborView wireless electrode system is an external wireless fetal monitoring sensor system that captures the maternal and fetal heart rates and uterine contractions. The LaborView system works on all mothers regardless of BMI and we believe it is the best choice for the most comfortable, accurate, and reliable monitoring during labor. LaborView represents the first in a suite of products for women and their babies.
About Health IT Leadership Summit
Created in 2010, the Health IT Leadership Summit brings together leaders from across the healthcare continuum to discuss how the industry can drive innovation to enable better healthcare delivery at lower costs to more people.
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