October 17, 2013 08:35 ET

Saint Luke's Health System to Implement PeriGen in Seven Hospitals

*Midwest Regional Provider of Maternity Services Embraces Clinical Decision Support Functionality at the Bedside

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwired - Oct 17, 2013) - Saint Luke's Health System (SLHS), one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the Midwest, has signed an agreement to implement PeriGen's PeriCALM® fetal surveillance system in its seven metro and regional birthing hospitals in northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Celebrating 100 years of delivering babies, SLHS hospitals collectively deliver 6,000 newborns annually.

"Our clinicians, quality administrators and IT staff are all excited to roll out the PeriCALM platform," said Gloria Solis, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Saint Luke's East Hospital. "PeriGen's evidence-based fetal surveillance and decision support functionality coupled with its experience interfacing with Epic builds upon our mission to outfit our hospitals with the most sophisticated medical technology. Our goal is to facilitate the very best health outcomes for our patients, including our smallest ones and their moms."

PeriGen's first system deployment in the state of Missouri will involve interfacing labor and delivery (L&D) patient information and fetal strip data to the SLHS's EPIC enterprise-wide electronic health record (EHR) system early next Spring.

PeriGen's obstetrics team demonstrated to SLHS clinical and technical teams the benefits of upgrading from their current perinatal system to the PeriCALM platform. Notably impactful were displays of both long-term and detailed views of the tracings in addition to automated, real-time pattern recognition to interpret fetal heart tracings, and the ability to monitor labor progress with clinical decision support -- all at the bedside.

"Saint Luke's Health System is well regarded in our industry for their forward-thinking vision and commitment to quality care," said Matthew Sappern, CEO of PeriGen. "We are excited to work with Saint Luke's, and consider them close and valuable partners in our efforts to build innovative systems in support of better outcomes."

About Saint Luke's Health System
Saint Luke's Health System consists of 10 area hospitals and several primary and specialty care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.

About PeriGen, Inc.
PeriGen, Inc., is an innovative provider of fetal surveillance systems employing patented, pattern-recognition and obstetrics technologies that empower perinatal clinicians to make confident, real-time decisions about the mothers and babies in their care. PeriGen's customer-centric team of clinicians and technologists builds the most advanced systems available to augment obstetric decision-making and improve communications among the clinical team at the point of care, while supporting data flow between healthcare IT systems.

PeriGen's unique fetal surveillance products provide dynamic visual cues that direct clinicians to the most essential patient information displayed on the screen. Unlike legacy fetal monitoring devices and software from non-specialist companies, PeriGen Visual Cueing™ provides an instant view of the mother's and baby's current status and trends over time to avoid errors, increasing patient safety and reducing risk for clinicians and hospitals. For more information, please visit us at

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