2014-04-01 19:47:17 - Hospitals, Rehabilitation Clinics, and other care facilities can benefit from increased attention to pressure ulcer development and prevention.
SensorEdge, the pressure mapping expert, is partnering with veteran medical manufacturer Blue Chip Medical Products in a strategic partnership to offer pressure mapping solutions that prevent costly pressure ulcers and increase patient comfort.
In 2007, Medicare estimated one pressure ulcer presented an added cost of $43,000 to a hospital stay. In 2008, Medicare and Medicaid stopped reimbursing institutions for the treatment of pressure ulcers developed during a patient’s stay. Blue Chip is helping institutions prevent the high cost of pressure ulcer development by adding SensorEdge seat and mattress sensors to their lines of product. These sensors alert practitioners to pressure related issues before they become problems.
“We are excited to partner with the team at Blue Chip. We know our pressure mapping
solutions compliment their mattress and positioning products. We are keen to improve patient comfort and prevent costly pressure ulcers before they happen,” said Igor Ofenbakh, president of SensorEdge. He continued, “Blue Chip is the best partner to bring our solutions to the medical field.”
“Blue Chip is focused on patient comfort and care. We are working with SensorEdge to bring quality solutions to hospitals and other medical institutions. Our products improve the quality of life for those with spinal cord injuries, amputations, multiple sclerosis and other conditions. We feel the weight of that responsibility and only partner with others who share our passion. We’re proud to be working with SensorEdge,” said Ron Resnick, president of Blue Chip Medical Products.
All SensorEdge systems are manufactured and supported in the USA. They are equipped with MeasureX, proprietary software developed by SensorEdge, which measures pressures in 2D and 3D pressure maps. The software also includes features for video recording, areas of interest masking and data exporting.
SensorEdge is a pressure mapping manufacturer committed to providing superior service at the lowest possible cost in the industry. Since 1999, our experts in developing applications for pressure mapping technology, signal processing and data acquisition have provided unique and innovative solutions for customers worldwide. For more information, follow updates on Twitter @SensorEdge ( www.twitter.com/sensoredge
) and visitwww.sensoredge.com.
About Blue Chip Medical Products
Blue Chip Medical Products is a manufacturer of a full line of pressure redistribution specialty mattress replacements and seating and positioning products. Its focus has always been to develop great quality and clinically viable products and bring them to market at a cost effective price point whereby enhancing the quality of life of individual patients. For more information, visitwww.bluechipmedical.com.
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