CRANBURY, N.J., Jan. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PeriGen, the global leader in applying real-time clinical decision support to obstetrics systems, announced today it doubled the number of U.S. hospital and health systems that use PeriCALM®' fetal surveillance solutions in 2014. The total number of estimated births supported by the PeriCALM Tracings™ module is now 140,032.
"Last year was tremendous in terms of development and growth for us," said PeriGen CEO Matthew Sappern. "The fact that we were able to double our client base in 2014 is a testament both to the efficacy of PeriCALM's evidence-based technology and our employees' ability to work with L&D departments and hospital leadership to raise the bar on quality of care for mothers and babies. With the great foundation we now have, 2015 should be even more exciting."
OB physicians and nurses working in labor and delivery (L&D) departments nationwide use the PeriCALM suite of advanced fetal monitoring software to deliver healthier babies and reduce the risk of errors. Its patented modules include:
- PeriCALM Tracings offers advanced electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) surveillance and archiving with annotation on the strip, evidence-based analysis at bedside, and simultaneous viewing of current fetal heart rate and labor progress, as well a view of two hours of data.
- Independently validated by researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), PeriCALM Patterns™ augments the power of Tracings with automated pattern recognition to provide upgraded decision support.
- PeriCALM Curve™ provides evidence-based labor progress assessment.
Among the hospitals and health systems investing in PeriCALM are: University of Utah Hospital, a research and teaching hospital on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City; JFK Medical Center, a non-profit, 498-bed community hospital serving residents of Middlesex, Union and Somerset counties in Central New Jersey; Terrebonne General Medical Center, the largest community-based hospital in the tri-parish area of Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Mary parishes of Louisiana; and Baptist Health Systems serving patients in Mississippi.
PeriCALM calculates and supports interpretation of EFM data with specialized information displays, visual alerts and evidence-based decision support refined from decades of medical research. The system allows OB clinicians to better focus on the mothers and babies in their care by taking care of what computers do best -- assessing fetal heart rate patterns, variations and prolonged labor progression to increase situational awareness and minimize adverse conditions. PeriCALM also interfaces with all major acute electronic medical record systems.
About PeriGen, Inc.
PeriGen, Inc., is an innovative provider of fetal surveillance systems employing patented, pattern-recognition and obstetrics technologies that empower perinatal clinicians to make confident, real-time decisions about the mothers and babies in their care. PeriGen's customer-centric team of clinicians and technologists builds the most advanced systems available to augment obstetric decision-making and improve communications among the clinical team at the point of care, while supporting data flow between healthcare IT systems. PeriGen offers the only FDA-cleared EFM pattern recognition system that is validated by the NICHD. Visit us at www.PeriGen.com.