Andromed and Hewlett-Packard partner to introduce hp iPAQ Pocket PC Diagnostic Mobility Solution

Montréal 02 July 2003Andromed Inc., an innovative high-tech medical company, and HP health care solutions, a manufacturer of IT solutions for health care professionals, have agreed to promote the hp iPAQ Pocket PC h5450/STG/i-stethos Diagnostic Mobility Solution in a joint effort with physicians to support medical professionals in North America.

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Under the terms, Hewlett-Packard and Andromed will partner for co-marketing efforts to introduce the hp iPAQ Pocket PC h5450/STG/i-stethos Diagnostic Mobility Solution to physicians and health care facilities. The solution will allow health care professionals to obtain, visualise, interpret, transmit, store and e-mail heart and lung sounds. For the first time, this gives health care professionals the ability to use their stethoscope as a diagnostic test by visualising, storing and interpreting their patient's signals.

"As demonstrated with this solution, Andromed will continue to identify and develop integrated clinical solutions for the advancement in optimising auscultation techniques. Medical professionals worldwide will benefit from enhanced non-invasive point-of-care devices which include cost-effective and diagnostic products to better manage patient care. Andromed is committed to working with industry leaders to better leverage our core technology as leaders in the acquisition of biological sounds", stated Rodney Williams, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Andromed.

Ken Jarvis, Manager HP Healthcare Solutions and Alliances, stated: "It's exciting to see firms like Andromed utilising HP Technology integrated with diagnostic equipment such as a stethoscope. Extending the use of technology through the use of the HP iPAQ will enable clinicians to provide enhanced care while reducing cost."

HP health care solutions is an industry-leading innovator in IT solutions for the health care professional. Through its own extensive product line and partnerships with industry leaders, HP offers a total IT solution to meet the demands of any health care environment. The company's expertise ensures that every component conforms to industry standards. HP satisfies the health care business and technology requirements with total technology solutions from a single vendor, encompassing a combination of HP and partner products, software and services that improve patient care, increase staff efficiency and reduce cost.

Creator of the world's first fully electronic stethoscope, Andromed Inc. has become an international expert in the design, manufacture, and marketing of innovative and commercially high-potential medical technologies. In addition, Andromed is an established specialist in the patient satisfaction monitoring systems industry for health care institutions worldwide.

Andromed is now positioning itself to become a key multi-parametric equipment supplier and service provider for the non-invasive diagnostics and telehealth markets. The company will accelerate growth through the acquisition of compatible technologies and companies. More news on Andromed is available in the VMW June 2003 article Andromed signs an agreement with Premier Purchasing Partners to promote the Androscope i-stethos.


Leslie Versweyveld

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