SOURCE: DMS

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June 25, 2015 09:09 ET

DMS Health Technologies and TrillaMed Announce Concept Vehicle at Mobile Veterans Health Care Event in Washington, D.C.

Congressional Leaders, Health Technology Pioneers Advocate for Immediate Improvement, Access to Better Care for Veterans; Next-Generation, Mobile Clinics Augment VA With Resources to Treat PTSD, Heart Disease, Lung Cancer, Women's Health and Chronic Conditions

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Jun 25, 2015) - Today from the Mobile Veterans Health DEMO, taking place June 25-26, 2015 at American Legion Post 8, 224 D Street, S.E., DMS Health Technologies (DMS) and TrillaMed, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) announced their collaboration in developing a Concept Vehicle equipped as a full-service mobile clinic.

Dubbed the 2016 Concept Truck, this Mobile Clinic would serve as an all-encompassing single point of contact for rural, Native American, homeless, female and other veterans in need of medical and wellness care. Furnished with the most advanced imaging, cardio-vascular, pulmonary and other technology, the Concept Truck will not only empower VA hospitals with the capabilities they need to treat chronic conditions and other ailments prevalent among veterans, but also expand its reach without a need for capital investment.

According to Transparency Market Research, medical imaging systems have become indispensable for disease diagnosis. Moreover, in areas with fewer indoor hospital facilities, the use of mobile medical imaging systems are known to serve the needs of people otherwise denied access to treatment applications such as neurology, women's health, and cardiology.

Many veterans are either too old or otherwise unable to drive. Mobile Clinics alleviate this problem by coming to them, and conducting the chest x-ray, stress test, screening for lung, liver, prostate and breast cancer, as well as for pulmonary diseases and diabetes.

"It is essential that our veterans, who have sacrificed so much for the defense of our nation, have access to timely and quality care," said DMS Health Technologies Executive Vice President, Theresa Stewart. "The VA acknowledges that more resources in certain areas will be required to ensure that it can continue to provide timely, high quality health care services, and these Mobile Clinics provide an innovative solution that can quickly reduce the backlog of the health care needs of our veterans."

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are understaffed and lacking in resources to provide the necessary level of care to treat their patients.

"When VA hospitals were built, there were far fewer veterans than today, most of whom were men," noted Frank Campanaro, CEO of TrillaMed. "In the 21st Century, these facilities must be provided with new resources to address today's healthcare challenges, gender-specific services and a more diverse population than in years past."

"Some mobile units are already being used by the VA, the Department of Defense and other agencies that need to deliver health care services to remote areas," Senator John Hoeven said. "It's not a new concept. What we're pushing for is an expansion of something the VA is already doing and has the discretion to do more of. These units can help them to reduce the backlog of patient care and provide quality care for veterans who have difficulty reaching a VA health care facility."

Important to note is that Mobile Clinics can also be customized specifically for female veterans, providing mammograms, bone density tests, ultrasounds, pap smears, and pregnancy related care.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder plagues veterans of all ages and genders, and suicide has become a major issue for the military over the last decade. For women ages 18 to 29, veterans kill themselves at nearly 12 times the rate of nonveterans.

Mobile Clinics will offer Health and Wellness Mobile treatment with counseling and psychiatric care, with specific areas for the homeless population to take showers, get their hair cut, and to be examined by a dentist.

"The driving principle behind the Mobile Clinics is to support the VA current capabilities and infrastructure with upgraded, mobile technology and personnel where needed, in order to maximize the value of existing resources with emerging technology and access. If we can help provide faster access to critical care and while saving both time and money, the result will be nothing short of saving the lives of the brave men and women who sacrificed so much for our country," added Frank Campanaro.

ABOUT DMS HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES
DMS Health Technologies specializes in delivering products and services to the healthcare industry. DMS Health Technologies provides mobile, provisional, and fixed-site diagnostic imaging solutions (MRI, CT, PET/CT, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Cardiac/Angio, Bone Densitometry and Digital Mammography) throughout the United States and Canada. DMS Health Technologies also sells a broad portfolio of Philips Healthcare products to include diagnostic imaging, patient monitoring and ultrasound.

For more information about DMS Health Technologies, visit www.DMSHealthTechnologies.com.

ABOUT TRILLAMED
TrillaMed, LLC serves more than 700 Federal medical facilities globally for the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and numerous other government-run medical facilities. Owned and operated by 3 combat decorated, US Army Rangers, TrillaMed is as proven, best in class distributor of high-tech medical equipment, medical surgical instruments, pharma and healthcare technology.

Originally a national, award-winning federal, medical construction contractor, TrillaMed was urged by government buyers to assist further with supply side logistics. Having designed and built medical and other facilities under rigorous military spec, TrillaMed also mastered complementary specialties in security design, alternative energy and facilities. Today, TrillaMed is now "thee" go to federal hospital supply contractor for all medical products as well as related medical facility operations products, from A to Z -- with more than 1 million Fortune Company products available for global distribution.

For information, please visit www.trillamed.com

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