The Mobile Ultrasound Patrol Project is nominated to the 20th Global Mobile Awards
San Diego—February 5th, 2015, Trice Imaging, Inc., leader in mobile medical imaging and the Mobile Ultrasound Patrol Project have been nominated to the 20th Global Mobile Awards by the GSMA (Groupe Speciale Mobile Association).
The Mobile Ultrasound Patrol Project that was done in collaboration with Qualcomm® Wireless ReachTM , SonoSite-Fuji Film, Sony and Trice Imaging is nominated in the category, the “Best Mobile Innovation for Health”
Every day, around the world, approximately 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries and the rate is higher among women living in rural areas, and in poorer communities. Many high-risk conditions such as multiple pregnancies, placenta previa, abnormal fetal presentation and ectopic pregnancies can only be detected via an ultrasound
In a trial performed in Morocco, the Mobile Ultrasound Patrol Project equipped health care professionals working in resource-poor communities with a small, mobile ultrasound machine and Internet-connected mobile devices, allowing them to perform ultrasound exams on pregnant women and, within seconds, wirelessly transmit the images to a prenatal specialist anywhere in the world for a second opinion. This approach to early detection and treatment of placenta complications greatly increases the mother’s chances of a healthy, safe pregnancy.
The project resulted reduced diagnostic review times from two weeks to less than 24 hours, and the cost fell from $80 to $2 per patient. It also increased the medical practitioner’s skills to deliver ultrasounds from 20% sufficient for diagnostic purposes to 92% sufficient for diagnostics.
The time and cost efficiencies gained, without any compromise in quality, improves the likelihood for early detection and treatment of the major causes of maternal morbidity and mortality which could, ultimately, reduce the number of maternal and child deaths.
“FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. is honored to share the GSMA Best Mobile Innovation for Health nomination with Trice Imaging and congratulates both teams for working together and championing a successful trial with support from Qualcomm Wireless Reach and Sony. In the rural areas of Morocco, previously pregnant women had to wait up to two weeks to obtain the results of a critical obstetric ultrasound, now this trial shows that local sonography with remote interpretation can make a big difference in the lives of many who live in rural areas. Our goal in supporting such a well-managed trial was to observe and capture the needs of today to better understand high-access mobility solution requirements for the future. How can we create the clinical tools of tomorrow that empower providers with medical care workflows to care for patients who have had none or limited access to healthcare? How can we empower providers make faster more informed decisions via better connected clinical solutions?” said Marco Daoura, director of Product Management and Marketing at FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc.
“We are very proud of The Mobile Ultrasound Patrol Project. Using innovative but simple technologies to provide access to health care where it’s most needed and less available, is paramount to Trice. We are committed to connect all imaging systems out there linking patients with physicians and physicians and physicians closer together. Our partners in the project; Qualcomm, SonoSite and Sony have made invaluable contributions to the success. Having the project and our technology acknowledged by GSMA is an honor,” says Asa Nordgren, CEO and Co-founder of Trice.
Asa Nordgren, CEO, Trice Imaging, Inc., USA, +1.858.225.9190, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trice Imaging, Inc. is a privately owned company at the intersection of wireless technology and health care. Trice Imaging makes it easy and simple for medical professionals and patients to instantly access medical images from anywhere. The Tricefy™ platform includes the ability to manage images in the cloud, instantly collaborate with colleagues, share images with patients, interface with Health Record systems, and send encrypted data from portable imaging systems through mobile devices to any communication device such as cell phones, tablets and computers within seconds. Trice Imaging is headquartered in San Diego, California and has offices in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information www.trice.wpengine.com. More about the Mobile Ultrasound Patrol Project: www.mobileultrasoundprojects.org
FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., is the innovator and world leader in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, and an industry leader in ultra high-frequency micro-ultrasound technology. Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by 26 subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries. SonoSite’s portable, compact systems are expanding the use of ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing high-performance ultrasound to the point of patient care. For more information, go to: www.sonosite.com.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2014, the company had global revenues of $23.9 billion, at an exchange rate of 102 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.