INDIANAPOLIS, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Polymer Technology Systems, Inc. (PTS) announced a partnership with Aegis Health Group to integrate the CardioChek® public address system in Aegis workforce wellness programs administered by health systems across the country. The CardioChek PA Lipid Testing System, manufactured by PTS and distributed by Hanson Medical Systemsoffers immediate, on-the-spot results for total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose.
The CardioChek PA Testing System will be available to healthcare systems using Aegis’ Employer Relationship Management program, through which hospitals work with local employers to improve the health of the population. Using CardioChek allows hospitals to instantly collect and register biometric data at health fairs and onsite at employers. Screening results are transmitted in less than two minutes to the Aegis health management application, A community. As a result, patients and healthcare providers have immediate feedback on a test used to identify critical health risks on the spot.
“The CardioChek PA analyzer is a great choice because it delivers fast, accurate results and provides a seamless interface that gives patients insight into important health parameters,” said Pearson Talbert, President and CEO of Aegis Health Group. “Point-of-care lipid testing is the perfect complement to hospitals’ workforce health partnerships with local employers because it allows clinicians to spend less time screening and more time consulting patients, increasing the efficiency of healthcare systems and reducing costs for employers.”
Without the CardioChek PA analyzer, when hospitals and wellness companies perform on-site biometric screenings for employer groups, blood samples must be processed by a lab and the results manually added to employees’ health records. patients, which can take up to two weeks. This new partnership between PTS and Aegis allows test results to be automatically added to a participant’s health risk profile in A communitythe Aegis population health portal, in minutes.
Hanson Medical Systems, a trusted PTS partner with an extensive distribution network, has been selected to distribute CardioChek PA systems to Aegis customers nationwide. “We are very pleased to be working with two national leaders – Aegis Health Group and Hanson Medical Systems – on this important initiative,” said Robert Huffstodt, President and CEO of PTS. “With Aegis’ commitment to improving health and PTS’s proficiency in providing fast, reliable test results, our partnership will help detect and treat health risk factors for people across the United States. “
About Polymer Technology Systems, Inc. (PTS)
Polymer Technology Systems, Inc. is a global provider of point-of-care diagnostic products for the healthcare industry. Based at Indianapolis, Ind., PTS designs, manufactures and markets products for distribution in more than 120 countries around the world. The company has sales offices in Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific. PTS products include the CardioChek PA point-of-care instrument, which is marketed to the professional diagnostic industry, and the consumer-grade CardioChek Cholesterol Analyzer. The company offers a variety of single and combination tests for lipids (cholesterol), glucose and ketone as well as the CardioChek Health Risk Assessment (HRA) software package. For more information, visit www.cardiochek.com.
About Aegis Health Group
Aegis Health Group has helped hundreds of hospitals with proven business development strategies for over 20 years. Its strategic population health management solutions enable hospitals to increase market share and revenue by intelligently identifying and managing local consumer health risks within the community they serve. In addition to this, Aegis’ data-driven physician relationship management strategy creates strategic alignment between hospitals and their medical staff to drive service line growth, improve patient care and quality, and deliver resolution problems quickly. Further information on Aegis is available at www.AegisGroup.com or on their blog at www.aegishi4.com.
About Hanson Medical Systems, Inc.
Since 1984, with headquarters in Orlando Florida, Hanson Medical Systems, Inc. has been a specialty consultant and distributor of medical products with a particular focus on CLIA-dispensed point-of-care diagnostics for the wellness and health promotion markets. Hanson Medical Systems serves hospitals, health control officers, government agencies and other healthcare providers within United States with their community and corporate wellness screening initiatives. More information about Hanson Medical Systems, Inc. can be found at www.hansonmed.com.
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