STURBRIDGE, Mass., March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Optim LLC, a premier manufacturer of proprietary flexible endoscopes for use in the visual diagnosis of Ear-Nose-and-Throat ("ENT") disorders, announced today it has been chosen by HealthSouth Corporation as the Preferred Vendor by their Therapy Leadership Board for new and replacement equipment used to diagnose and manage swallowing disorders. HealthSouth is one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute healthcare services and the industry leader in home-based patient care with facilities in 35 states and Puerto Rico.
"We're happy to have been selected by HealthSouth as a partner in their focus on delivering innovative and comprehensive patient care," stated Paul Joyce, President and CEO of Optim. "Our patented ENTity-based MobileFEES system enables clinicians to treat patients with an easy-to-use, high quality imaging system backed by first-rate customer support."
The ENTity-based MobileFEES System for FEES (Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing) is designed as an optimal system allowing clinicians to meet the growing need for effective treatment and management of dysphagia (swallowing disorders) in their patient population. The MobileFEES system enables procedures in hospital, office, ambulatory surgery center, or long term care settings. The FEES procedure - a comprehensive evaluation of the oropharyngeal phase of swallowing – is a leading method for clinicians in diagnosing the nature of a swallowing disorder and guiding patient management with the goal of improving patient outcomes.
In providing premium vendor support to HealthSouth, Optim partners with SEC Medical to deliver advanced-level equipment training, clinical support and training, and new business development for FEES program startup and development.
Optim LLC designs, develops, manufactures and markets state-of-the-art imaging products and accessories that help professionals in the medical, law enforcement, and industrial markets perform visualization procedures more effectively and efficiently. The ENTity Series for medical and the FreedomView Series for industrial and security markets utilize the company's patented OptiLux™ LED lighting technology freeing users from tethered or bulky external devices. Optim owns the trademarks for Optim, ENTity, FreedomView, and OptiLux. Information about Optim's products is available at www.optim-llc.com.
About SEC Medical Speech Pathology
SEC Medical is a leader in speech pathology training, education, and business practice consulting. SEC specializes in training for FEES/FEESST, laryngeal sensory testing, video stroboscopy, and swallowing disorders programming. For more information please visit www.secmedicalspeech.com.
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