LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CompuMed, Inc. (OTCBB:CMPD) (http://www.compumed.net), a telemedicine and medical informatics company, has entered into an agreement with T.H.E. Clinic to provide CompuMed's electrocardiogram (ECG) telemedicine and CardioGramKids® technology and services to the students and parents of the Lennox School District, at the Lennox Healthy Start Clinic operated by T.H.E. (To Help Everyone) Clinic, Inc. CompuMed will provide T.H.E. Clinic with the company's ECG telemedicine equipment and with over-reads performed remotely by CompuMed's cardiologists and pediatric cardiologists. CompuMed's CardioGramKids program was designed in tandem with pediatricians and other health care providers to provide ECG screening services to children and teenagers prior to taking psychotropic medications or participating in school or afterschool sports programs.
"CompuMed's novel medical workflow technology solutions harness the power of telemedicine and the Internet to enable T.H.E. Clinic and other health care organizations to provide large numbers of previously underserved individuals with advanced preventive and diagnostic services," said Maurizio Vecchione, CEO of CompuMed.
"We are delighted that CompuMed is providing ECG telemedicine equipment and services in support of our clinical efforts at T.H.E./Lennox Healthy Start Clinic. Lennox School District is located in one of the most medically underserved areas of Los Angeles. CompuMed's program will assist us as we continue to improve the lives of individuals who entrust their health care to us," said Rise K. Phillips, CEO of T.H.E. Clinic.
The Lennox community is an unincorporated 1.3 sq. mile area of metropolitan Los Angeles situated between Hawthorne, Inglewood and the Los Angeles International Airport. The schools comprising the Lennox School District are Buford, Felton, Huerta, Jefferson and Moffett Elementary Schools, Lennox Middle School 6, Lennox Middle School 7-8, the Early Learning School Readiness Center, and two charter high schools, Amino Leadership High and Lennox Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology. In 2010, the Lennox Academy was ranked 25th from among more than 21,000 public schools in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best High Schools."
"By utilizing CompuMed's ECG telemedicine technology, we can deliver ECG services to Lennox School District and our other clients," said Tracy Robinson, M.D., Medical Director of T.H.E. Clinic. "Such enhancements in the quality of care can lead to significant gains in health outcomes for our patients, a better educated and more secure community and reduced health care costs system wide," added Dr. Robinson.
CompuMed, Inc. (OTCBB:CMPD) develops and markets products and services that combine advanced imaging with medical informatics. Its focus is on analysis and remote monitoring for patients with cardiovascular and musculoskeletal diseases. The company has specialized expertise and intellectual property in telemonitoring imaging and analysis designed to improve health care provider workflow and patient care while reducing costs. CompuMed is headquartered in Los Angeles and distributes its products worldwide both directly and through OEM partners. Visit CompuMed at and follow at Twitter: @compumed.
About T.H.E. Clinic
T.H.E. Clinic, Inc. is a non-profit federally qualified health center (FQHC) located in Los Angeles, California. The organization was originally founded in 1974 to serve the needs of women in the community, and now serves men, women, youth, and children in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. T.H.E. Clinic's team of dedicated health care providers and support staff provide quality and culturally appropriate services to over 10,000 medically underserved and uninsured individuals representing over 33,000 visits delivered in over 12 languages. As part of its outreach to the various communities in South Los Angeles and surrounding areas, T.H.E. Clinic has begun a series of strategic partnerships with High Schools and Middle Schools, including the Lennox School District, Dorsey High School, Horace Mann Middle School, and Crenshaw High School. Within the next several years, T.H.E. Clinic will expand its prevention message by means of establishing Wellness Centers, providing preventative health services through mobile van clinics, and conducting targeted prevention education outreach to students. Visit T.H.E. Clinic at .
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