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  • April 21st, 2011 - eTrending, a software division of Quebec-based PHD Medical, has announced that their medical cloud-based graphing tool is now up and available for a private beta. Interested parties can fill out an access request form from the sign in page on the website (www.etrending.com).

    eTrending provides users with a graphically rich software tool that takes raw, difficult-to-decipher data, from medical devices and transforms it into simple to understand charts, tables and graphs. It is available through the web, allowing users to upload the data from their device and to view it from any internet connected PC. The tools allow for the manipulation and dissemination of information, so that users can focus on analyzing the data, scoring it and sharing it with others. Aside from sharing information, ' ...the cloud-based nature of the software will allow for quick and timely updates, ensuring that all users have the most up-to-date version. eTrending.com will be a dynamic experience and will continually progress alongside medical device technology,' says Jeremy Brouillette the EVP at PHD Medical.

    The software was first developed when it was realized that there was no available web-centric product that could manage and analyze the data produced during respiratory sleep studies and nocturnal oximetry. eTrending was initially designed as an internal tool for scoring data received from pediatric sleep studies. Due to the large amount of positive feedback and recommendations, it was decided to release it under the eTrending name as an online tool.

    Recently there has been a marked push in the medical community as well as in other industries to provide more 'internet ready' or online software. 'Data is only as valuable as its ability to be shared and analyzed by groups of people,' says Jeremy. More and more medical software and applications are being developed tailored to meet this need. This allows clinicians to make diagnoses from far away, and provides doctors with the ability to monitor patients, and be notified of any significant developments even when they are away from their office. Following this premise, eTrending provides clinicians with the ability to share the information and analyze it as a team regardless of location.

    This announcement is to mark the beginning of a new chapter in eTrending, as it is now officially 'online' and ready for use. 'Our initial focus will be on pulse oximetry as we have a strong expertise base and there are literally millions in use daily,' says Jamil Qadri, the technical lead at PHD Medical. While the core of the application is ready, the eTrending team is still working on improving usability and appearance. For this reason, access to the application is invite-only at present.

    Interested parties can go to www.etrending.com and submit their details at the Private Beta Signup form, which can be found by clicking the Sign In link up at the top. A limited number of individuals will be contacted for this round in order to gather as much feedback as possible regarding ways in which the software and service can be improved.

    What happens next? Once enough feedback has been provided and improvements have been made, we will open it up to a public beta. This beta would allow for any user to self register and use the eTrending tool. As eTrending moves further along, the intent is to implement various packages to meet the needs of different groups of users. We will also move to diversify eTrending to work with any device that records data and could benefit from the ability to simply score and trend the information. 'The eTrending platform has been designed to receive data from almost any medical device that records data over time. We've got holter monitoring, blood pressure, and glucometry in our sights.' - Jeremy Brouillette

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  • April 2011 - Etrending version 1.1.7.1 released .

  • March 2011 - Etrending version 1.1.7 released .

  • April 2010 - PHD Medical attains State-wide contract in New York . On April 19th, 2010 the New York Office of General Services awarded PHD Medical a state-wide contract for the sale of comprehensive Telecommunications Equipment and Solutions (Contract # PT65098). This contract allows all New York state and county departments and agencies to purchase Televisit systems and services without having to enter into a bidding process. This contract will allow PHD Medical to rapidly expand its presence in Telemedicine and Tele-visitation in New York State.

  • April 2010 - PHD Medical exhibiting at ATA Conference in San Antonio, Texas, May 16-18 . PHD Medical and its partners True Communications will be demonstrating the Televisit system at the 15th Annual International Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association taking place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, May 16-18, 2010. You are welcome to visit us at booth # 842 for a live demonstration of the Televisit technology (Link : http://www.phdmedical.com/ata_2010.htm).

  • April 2010 - PHD Medical exhibiting at VA Care Coordination and Telehealth Conference - May 11-13. PHD Medical and its partners True Communications will be demonstrating the Televisit system at the VA Care Coordination and Telehealth Conference taking place at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront Hotel, May 11-13, 2010. You are welcome to visit us in the exhibit hall for a live demonstration of the Televisit technology.

  • March 2010 - Televisit systems deployed to home ventilation patients. Phase 2 of the National Program for Home Ventilatory Assistance, McGill University Health Centre (NPHVA-MUHC) Televisit project began on March 7, 2010 with the deployment of 21 Televisit patient terminals across the various regions of Quebec. The completion of all installations in patient homes will be completed by the end of April 2010.

  • October 2009 - Televisit systems deployed to home ventilation patients. Phase 1 of the National Program for Home Ventilatory Assistance, McGill University Health Centre (NPHVA-MUHC) Televisit project began on October 10, 2009 with the installation of 5 Televisit patient terminals and 5 clinician terminals. This marks the beginning of Phase 1 pf the project, which will be followed by an additional 21 patient terminals to be deployed beginning in winter 2010.

  • September 2009 - PHD Medical partners with True Communications. PHD Medical has partnered with True Communications of Dulles, Virginia to market Televisit technology to US Federal and State Government markets. True Communications is a system integrator and technical solutions provider that specializes in networkedge IP based Technologies and Telecommunications. They have a proven history of quality work on critical tasks with the two largest telecommunication companies in the world.

  • June 2009 - PHD Medical's Televisit system receives RTSS certification. PHD Medical's Televisit system has received certification on the Quebec RTSS system. The RTSS is a data and videoconferencing network that connects all hospitals and clinics in the province of Quebec. Televisit is the first telemedicine system that has been authorized to connect patient homes using the public Internet to healthcare providers inside the Quebec hospital network through the RTSS system.

  • April 2009 - PHD Medical's Televisit system selected by McGill University Health Center's Home Ventilation Program. PHD Medical's Televisit system was selected by the National Program for Home Ventilatory Assistance, McGill University Health Centre (NPHVA-MUHC), as the technology platform for providing remote care to 200+ patients across Quebec. NPHVA provides homecare to patients who have chronic lung disease as well as neuromuscular diseases, spinal cord injuries causing respiratory muscle paralysis, kyphoscoliosis (severe curvature of the spine), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gerhigs disease) or post-polio syndrome requiring ventilatory assistance from a few hours a day to 24 hours a day. Due to these patients' limited mobility, a team of respiratory therapists provide specialized care at the patient's home on a regular basis. The Televisit technology will be used to enhance these home visits with weekly telemedicine consultations by the respiratory therapists as well as medical specialists from other MUHC hospitals. 26 Televisit patient terminals will be deployed across Quebec starting in the fall of 2009.

  • April 2009 - PHD Medical's Televisit system selected by St. Mary's Hospital for Post-Surgical Oncology Care . PHD Medical's Televisit system was selected by St. Mary's Hospital and the McGill University School of Nursing for a one year research project on Post-Surgical Oncology Homecare. The project goal is to assess the effectiveness of Telemedicine technology for delivering individually-tailored care for patients with colo-rectal cancer and to determine if tele-homecare in addition to conventional follow-up can effectively reduce the patient's length of stay in hospital as well as their number of in-person follow-up consultations. The Televisit technology will be integrated in conjunction with the out-patient cancer care clinic at St. Mary's Hospital Center. The data generated in this study from the development and integration of Televisit in an out-patient clinic will be pivotal in demonstrating how a team can provide accessible support via telemedicine to patients who will likely benefit from this technology in terms of better quality of life and reduced hospital visits. The St. Mary's project was designed by Dr. Antonia Arnaert of the McGill University School of Nursing.

  • March 2009 - Televisit System selected by Putnam County Jail and New York Department of Corrections. PHD Medical's Televisit system was selected by the New York State Department of Corrections for a 3 month pilot project to evaluate the potential for telemedicine to improve healthcare services in rural county jails in New York State. The project is being conducted at the Putnam County jail, in Carmel, New York. Remote medical consultations are to be performed remotely by the county's contracted physician, as well as by emergency room physicians at Seton St. Mary's Hospital in Troy, NY. The pilot project will be used as a basis for future plans to provide telemedicine technology to expedite healthcare, improve public safety and to reduce the overall cost of health services for rural county jails in New York State.

  • March 2009 - Televisit Corrections solution selected by Westchester County Department of Corrections. Westchester County Department of Corrections selected the Televisit Corrections system to reduce the need for physical visits to the jail. Televisit Corrections allows for instant and secure video conferencing between prison inmates and county agency representatives. This providess a means to reduce costs, enhance productivity and improve safety at the prison facility. The hardened terminals and secure network chosen by Westchester County allow bail expeditors, probation officers, parole officers, and attorneys to securely communicate with an inmate directly in their housing unit from anywhere an internet connection is available. Commissioner Joseph Spano said, "its all part of Westchester County's efforts to use technology to save money, improve efficiency and security." County representatives, such as bail expeditors and probation officers, are now conducting business from their main offices and no longer have to physically visit the jail. Consequently, they benefit by reducing their transportation cost and engineering productivity gains. Moreover, the reduction of prisoner movement throughout our prison complex will greatly enhance security.

  • February 2008 - Televisit system featured on Global News Canada. On February 19, 2008, Global News Canada aired a segment on Telehomecare which featured the Televisit system in use. The segment focused on how PHD Medical's customers, the McGill School of Nursing and Health Access Sante, are using the Televisit system to provide daily nursing support to patients in their homes. The project focuses on using Televisit to assist and evaluate patients who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), who have just recently been released from the hospital, and can greatly benefit from the additional nursing support provided by Health Access Sante via daily Televisit sessions. Click here to view the news report online http://www.televisitsolutions.com/video.htm .

  • January 2008 - PHD Medical receives Canadian trademark approval for Televisit. PHD Medical is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a registered trademark for Televisit by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office under No. TMA702,112. Obtaining this trademark approval is an important step to further enhance our Televisit brand recognition as we continue to expand our services and market presence .

  • January 2008 - PRESS RELEASE: New Business Venture Will Accelerate Adoption of Emerging Technology. New Business Venture Will Accelerate Adoption of Emerging Technology FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HERNDON, Virginia (January 2008) \- PHD Medical of Montreal, Quebec (PHD) and TKC Global, a Herndon, Virginia company (TKCG), announce that TKCG will exclusively market and manage PHD's Televisit product line to the U.S. Government and targeted international markets. Televisit is a managed communications network that provides secure video conferencing, medical peripheral integration, scheduling and electronic health records in a complete telemedicine solution which has been approved by American, Canadian and European public health agencies. With Televisit a doctor with access to the Internet can conduct secure, face-to-face medical consultations with patients in remote locations such as rural clinics, schools, nursing homes, correctional institutions and other locations where healthcare services are needed, but are geographically remote or are difficult to access. Jeremy Brouillette, Executive Vice President of PHD Medical said, "Engaging with TKC Global provided PHD Medical the operational strength and customer relationships to rapidly build our business in the United States and international markets. As we move into the next phase of our growth, we are very excited to be working hand in hand with TKC Global's team of skilled professionals." Jason Ahn, President of TKCG, added "The Televisit system will be instrumental in providing better, more cost effective and timely healthcare to U.S. Government agencies, correctional facilities and other state agencies." .