SOURCE: EmergeMD; Arizona Heart Foundation

EmergeMD; Arizona Heart Foundation

February 21, 2011 05:00 ET

Emerge.MD's Consult Accelerator™ Introduced at the Arizona Heart Foundation's International Congress for Endovascular Specialists

Scottsdale, Arizona Medical Conference Debuts Web-Based Technology to Accelerate Critical Patient Care Decisions

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - February 21, 2011) - The Arizona Heart Foundation is pleased to debut EmergeMD's Consult Accelerator, an innovative solution for virtual patient consultation, during the International Congress for Endovascular Specialists (iCON), February 13-17, in Scottsdale, Arizona. In its 24th year, iCON 2011 is the world's first global endovascular conference featuring the latest advances and late breaking news in cardiovascular techniques and technologies such as Consult Accelerator.

Consult Accelerator is a web-based collaborative workflow solution that efficiently automates and coordinates encounters for health care providers around the patient care cycle. This interactive on-demand tool enables providers to collaborate with referring physicians, report critical results, and provide real time consults, training, and education. In addition, Consult Accelerator provides detailed reports, allowing administrators to track utilization, adoption, and when results are communicated.

"During iCON, we were able to showcase the immediate ability to remotely consult with physicians on complex cardiovascular pathologies as if the referring physician were standing in my clinic or hybrid operating suite," said Grayson Wheatley, III, MD, cardiovascular surgeon with the Arizona Heart Institute. "With Consult Accelerator, we can discuss cases using today's multi-media tools that allow for instant feedback, care decision making, and immediate follow-up."

Consult Accelerator provides a web-based voice, video, and screen-sharing environment for remote consultation functionality. Programs allow for PACS sharing and can be accessed via PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, BlackBerry, or Android device."We are thrilled to collaborate with the Arizona Heart Foundation to demonstrate our Consult Accelerator solution at this year's ICON conference and are committed through our workflow aware telemedicine solutions to enable clinical collaboration and patient visits from anywhere in the world on any web enabled device," saidEric Trappen, Emerge.MD CEO.

About Arizona Heart Foundation
Arizona Heart Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the ongoing fight against the world's foremost health problem -- cardiovascular disease, and the improvement of cardiovascular care through medical research, professional education, and public awareness. For more information, please visit www.azheartfoundation.org.

About Emerge.MD

Emerge.MD is a privately held company based in Phoenix, Arizona that has over a decade of experience delivering workflow aware applications to research organizations, healthcare providers, advocacy groups and patients. Our focus is on expanding the delivery of care and personal wellness via the web with innovative workflow-aware telemedicine and teleconsultation solutions for the healthcare industry. Through our solutions we enable patient/physician interactions, clinical collaboration between care teams and patient communities to come together to improve outcomes, quality, access to care and improved efficiencies. All of Emerge.MD solutions are multi-lingual and can be deployed anywhere in the world. For more information visit www.emergemd.com or you can see the live demonstration itself at the following YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcFT6nkVoaM

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