CompuMed signs licensing agreement with eTrauma orthopaedic imaging provider

Los Angeles 09 March 2004CompuMed Inc., a medical informatics company serving the health care community with diagnostic software solutions, has signed a licensing agreement with orthopaedic practice imaging provider eTrauma Corporation, located in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The agreement authorizes eTrauma to integrate CompuMed's proprietary OsteoGram software into its OfficePACS digital imaging communications and storage system, which is designed specifically for orthopaedic group practices.

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The OsteoGram-enhanced OfficePACS system was introduced at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in San Francisco, held in March. The eTrauma exhibit showcased the latest advances in info-imaging designed specifically to improve work flow in the orthopaedic office environment.

"We are proud to be allied with an innovator such as eTrauma", stated CompuMed CEO Jerry McLaughlin. "Our OsteoGram application fits nicely with the OfficePACS model to provide an affordable digital imaging solution designed exclusively for orthopaedic surgeons."

The OsteoGram is a software-based imaging system that enables health care providers to screen, diagnose and monitor osteoporosis using a conventional film-based hand x-ray or a digital image derived from filmless x-ray equipment. CompuMed recently introduced a Digital Communications and Imaging in Medicine (DICOM) compliant version for use on digital imaging platforms. DICOM is the information standard that allows the new generation of medical imaging equipment to interconnect. DICOM-based systems have become a high growth segment of the medical imaging market.

eTrauma's OfficePACS digital image communications and storage system provides an all-in-one solution for the orthopaedic office. Unlike typical Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) solutions that were originally designed for radiologists, scaled for hospitals and remarketed as enterprise solutions, OfficePACS was designed in collaboration with orthopaedic surgeons to mirror the work flow of orthopaedic offices. Developed with the understanding that non speciality specific or poorly designed software can cost doctors valuable time, OfficePACS streamlines image access and provides a comprehensive suite of case planning tools, including orthopaedic device templating, all accessible from one intuitive application.

"We are very excited about our new relationship with CompuMed", stated eTrauma CEO Dan Hodgeman. "CompuMed's superior technology in Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Analysis combined with eTrauma's leadership and experience in the orthopaedic industry will create expanded opportunities for both companies."

Founded in 1973, CompuMed Inc. is a provider of computer-aided telemedicine and diagnostics technology. The company's core products are the OsteoGram and CardioGram systems. The OsteoGram, which is cleared by the FDA for commercial use, is an accurate and precise technology for low-cost osteoporosis testing. The CardioGram system remotely interprets electrocardiograms and is used by private practice, government and corporate health care providers nationwide. The CardioGram also has the capability to automatically provide an over-read, or a follow-up review, by a cardiologist.

eTrauma.com Corporation is a private, closely held Delaware corporation formed in June 1999 to develop and market Internet-based technology to aid in the communication of orthopaedic trauma from the emergency room. The company has built upon its patented technology to provide info-imaging software applications that optimize communications and storage of patient image data in private orthopaedic practices.


Leslie Versweyveld

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