MONTREAL, Oct. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - LMS Medical Systems (AMEX: LMZ; TSX:LMZ),
a healthcare technology company and developer of the CALM(R) patient safety
software for obstetrics, today announced that Saint-Mary's Health Center in
Montreal, Canada, will be implementing CALM Patterns, an innovative risk
management software tool specifically directed at the health of the fetus.
Saint-Mary's Hospital is affiliated with McGill University and delivers over
4,500 babies a year.
Fetal distress during labor is recognized as one of the greatest
complexities of childbirth and therefore a significant issue insofar as risk
management is concerned. During labor and delivery, medical professionals
review fetal heart rate tracings looking for indications of fetal distress.
CALM Patterns is a real time proprietary software tool that can, on a heart
beat to heart beat basis, analyze and present updated information to medical
teams to assist them in assessing how the fetus is tolerating the stress of
labor. It uses specialized algorithms and neural networks that detect label
and measure patterns in fetal heart rate recordings in real time during labor.
Delayed recognition and intervention for abnormal fetal heart rate patterns
are the most common medical errors in birth related brain injury CALM Patterns
is designed to help teams recognize these situations in a timely manner and to
facilitate communication among team members.
"Our Labor and Delivery unit represents a complex environment: normal
births interspersed with unexpected emergency situations, experienced
clinicians working with trainees from nursing, family medicine and obstetrics,
all in a very busy high volume unit," says Dr. Robert Hemmings, Chief of
Obstetrics at the hospital. "CALM Patterns will provide our clinicians the
means to reduce risk by more consistently and efficiently assessing our
patients and enhancing situational awareness."
In parallel with clinical use, Saint-Mary's will be partnering with LMS
to facilitate the integration of CALM Patterns into daily care. As part of
this effort, the organizations will collaborate to optimize standardization of
care through use of the tool and work to support improved communications
between patients and clinicians.
LMS is a leader in the application of advanced mathematical modeling and
neural networks for medical use. The LMS CALM(TM) Suite provides physicians,
nursing staff, risk managers and hospital administrators with clinical
information systems and risk management tools designed to improve outcomes and
patient care for mothers and their infants during childbirth.
Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed
in this news release are forward-looking statements. Because these
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are
important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those expressed implied by the forward-looking statements including, but
without limitation, economic conditions in general and in the healthcare
market, the demand for and market for our products in domestic and
international markets, our current dependence on the CALM product suite, the
challenges associated with developing new products and obtaining regulatory
approvals if necessary, research and development activities, the uncertainty
of acceptance of our products by the medical community, the lengthy sales
cycle for our products, third party reimbursement, competition in our markets,
including the potential introduction of competitive products by others, our
dependence on our distributors, physician training, enforceability and the
costs of enforcement of our patents, potential infringements of our patents
and the other factors set forth from time to time in the Company's filings
with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and with the
Canadian Securities Commissions. The Company has no intention of or obligation
to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.
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