LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CompuMed, Inc. (Pink Sheets:CMPD) www.compumed.net, a telemedicine and medical informatics company, is providing its CardioGram™ electrocardiogram (ECG) remote interpretation systems and over-read services for the New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) at selected juvenile justice facilities throughout the State.
Maurizio Vecchione, CompuMed's CEO said, "We are pleased to partner with OCFS to help support its vision of cardiac screening and safety for patients. This program helps improve the health of patients while ensuring facilities recognize at-risk children who are particularly vulnerable." He added that CompuMed's services use telemedicine to bring certain pediatric cardiac care screenings with pediatric cardiologist oversight in a cost effective manner.
Eric Larsen, CompuMed's senior vice president and general manager of Telecardiology, said, "We have steadily expanded our reach in providing telecardiology services to institutional patients. Our evolution into pediatric cardiology stems from 30 years of experience in providing such services to adults. Our services can increase the quality of care through telemedicine for juvenile justice facilities."
Michael D. Cohen, medical director for the OCFS, said, "We are always looking for new and innovative ways to provide the best possible medical services for those in our care. Bringing board-certified cardiologists into our facility using telemedicine enables us to use technology to monitor individuals who are on psychotropic medications. We believe that maintaining an effective cardiac screening program under the supervision of pediatric cardiologists is an important element in the quality of care for our patients, as well as an important risk management strategy for our facilities."
CompuMed, Inc. (Pink Sheets:CMPD) provides telecardiology services to improve cardiovascular care. The company offers a variety of cardiac testing interpretations through telemedicine to augment the heavy caseload of medical providers and when onsite cardiologists are not available. CompuMed has specialized expertise in imaging and analysis designed to improve healthcare provider workflow and patient care while reducing costs. CompuMed is headquartered in Los Angeles. Visit CompuMed at www.compumed.net.
About New York State Office of Children & Family Services, Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth
The Office of Children and Family Services serves New York's public by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of children, families and communities. The agency is responsible for all elements of the state's juvenile justice programs, transformation of the juvenile justice system, administering and managing residential facilities, community-based group homes, day-placement centers, and reception center programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders placed in the custody of the OCFS Commissioner.
The agency operates a residential care system consisting of a total of 18 facilities comprised of one reception center, four secure facilities, five limited-secure facilities, seven non-secure facilities and one group home for youth placed in the custody of OCFS by family and criminal courts. There are also 14 Community Multi-Services Offices statewide that are responsible for services to the youth and family from day one of OCFS placement. OCFS works closely with municipalities such as local social services districts and county youth bureaus so that adequate youth development services and programs are available at the local level.
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