SOURCE: Wellstar International, Inc.

October 16, 2008 08:35 ET

Wellstar Completes Testing of Software Package for Thermal Imaging System

HOLLAND, OH--(Marketwire - October 16, 2008) - Wellstar International, Inc. (OTCBB: WLSI), a provider of specialized diagnostic software and equipment, announced today the completion of final testing on the effectiveness of the Company's proprietary software package, which complements and will be sold with the Company's revolutionary thermal imaging systems. Wellstar's wholly owned subsidiary, Trillenium Medical Imaging ("TMI"), has developed thermal imaging, diagnostic-based units for the purpose of pressure ulcer identification. This final round of tests was conducted to confirm the effectiveness of TMI's software in the objective measurement of patterns of injury associated with the development of pressure ulcers.

Patients who are at risk for pressure ulcers have historically been evaluated through utilization of the Braden Scale Scoring system on admission to a hospital or acute care facility. The Braden Scale system has long been the accepted methodology by hospitals to determine the existence of, and potential for, pressure ulcers. However, many physicians now consider this method to be time consuming, overly subjective and -- at best -- unreliable.

TMI has developed, in conjunction with certain leaders in wound care management and prevention, a revolutionary new system that enables hospitals to more accurately predict and identify pressure ulcers through the measurement of skin temperature. When these measurements are entered into TMI's proprietary software suite, the resulting readings enable hospital staff to swiftly and easily identify subtle changes associated with the existence of early stage pressure ulcers. TMI's system provides hospitals and acute care facilities with a revolutionary new platform for detecting and predicting pressure ulcers; something that was unachievable through utilization of the Braden Scale Scoring system only.

This enhanced diagnostic ability is more critical for hospitals now than it ever has been, largely due to proposed rule changes by CMS that were placed into effect October 1, 2008. The Medicare Hospital Patient Safety Initiative calls for, among other stipulations, the refusal of payment (Medicare reimbursement) for certain "hospital-acquired" conditions including pressure ulcers. This means that a hospital has only 24 hours after admission of a patient to report existing pressure ulcer conditions to Medicare.

While the subject of pressure ulcers suffered by acute care patients, i.e. determining liability and exactly where a patient developed these wounds, has always been a sticking point for private insurance, it is now in every hospital's best fiscal interest to identify accurately, and in a timely manner, existing ulcer conditions as patients enter their facility for care.

More information on the results of these tests will be made available in the project analysis report due out later this year.


Wellstar International, Inc., through its wholly owned operating subsidiary Trillenium Medical Imaging, Inc. (TMI), is poised to become a leading diagnostic company in the health care industry. TMI has developed and is marketing fully calibrated and functional, thermal imaging systems that utilize state-of-the-art infrared technologies and proprietary software to accurately and cost-effectively measure physiological changes in the human body. More information on the Company and its unique diagnostic software and product line is available on Wellstar's corporate Website, by visiting:


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