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Whitfield Regional Hospital, UAB, and Fukuda Denshi USA Partner to Enhance Remote Patient Monitoring and Tele-ICU Services

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Demopolis, AL – June 17, 2024Whitfield Regional Hospital, in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Fukuda Denshi USA, is proud to announce the implementation of Fukuda Denshi’s state-of-the-art patient monitors and its Digital Health Solution, SecureRemote. This strategic partnership, working in tandem with Defy Health’s HealthMosaic AI Platform, aims to revolutionize remote patient monitoring and tele-ICU services, particularly benefiting rural access hospitals.

Whitfield Regional Hospital, a member of the UAB Health System, will integrate Fukuda Denshi’s advanced patient monitoring technology to provide continuous, real-time health data, ensuring high-quality care for patients both in-hospital and remotely. SecureRemote, Fukuda Denshi’s innovative digital health solution, will facilitate seamless communication and data sharing between healthcare providers and patients, enhancing the overall efficiency and effectiveness of medical care. Additionally, Defy Health’s HealthMosaic AI Platform will power enhanced clinical data augmentation, providing deeper insights and improving patient outcomes.

Key Benefits of the Partnership

  1. Enhanced Remote Patient Monitoring: Fukuda Denshi’s patient monitors will allow for continuous monitoring of vital signs, providing healthcare professionals with accurate and timely data. This capability is crucial for managing chronic conditions and ensuring prompt medical interventions.
  2. Tele-ICU Services: The integration of SecureRemote will support UAB’s tele-ICU model, enabling intensivists to remotely monitor and manage critically ill patients in rural hospitals. This will ensure that patients receive the highest level of care without the need for transfer to larger, urban facilities.
  3. Rural Healthcare Access: This partnership is a significant step towards bridging the healthcare gap in rural areas. By leveraging advanced technology, Whitfield Regional Hospital can extend its reach and provide quality healthcare services to underserved populations.
  4. AI-Powered Clinical Data Augmentation: Defy Health’s HealthMosaic AI Platform will enhance the analysis of clinical data, offering healthcare providers advanced tools for decision-making and patient management. This integration promises to improve the precision and personalization of patient care.
  5. Collaboration with UAB: Being part of the UAB Health System, Whitfield Regional Hospital will have access to UAB’s extensive network of specialists and resources. This collaboration will enhance the hospital’s capability to deliver specialized care and improve patient outcomes.

Donna Pope, RRT, RN, BSN, Chief Nursing Officer and Division Director of Patient Care Services at Whitfield Regional Hospital, commented on the partnership, saying, “We are excited to join forces with UAB, Fukuda Denshi USA, and Defy Health to bring cutting-edge technology to our community. This initiative will not only enhance the level of care we provide but also ensure that our patients receive timely and effective treatment, regardless of their location.”

Justin Ramsaran, Head of Enterprise Solutions and leading the digital health solution architecture for this initiative, added, “Our goal is to leverage the latest technology to create an integrated and efficient healthcare system. The combination of Fukuda Denshi’s monitoring solutions and Defy Health’s HealthMosaic AI Platform will significantly enhance our ability to deliver high-quality care.”

Mr. Kazunori “Jerry” Takemoto, President of Fukuda Denshi USA, added, “Our mission is to provide innovative solutions that improve patient care. We are proud to support Whitfield Regional Hospital and UAB in their efforts to enhance healthcare delivery in rural areas through our patient monitors and SecureRemote solution.”

The collaboration between Whitfield Regional Hospital, UAB, Fukuda Denshi USA, and Defy Health underscores a shared commitment to advancing healthcare technology and improving patient outcomes. This initiative marks a significant milestone in the journey towards more accessible, efficient, and high-quality healthcare for all.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Shelly Wood

Emergency Department Manager, Marketing

Whitfield Regional Hospital

(334) 289-4000

About Whitefield Regional Hospital

Whitfield Regional Hospital is dedicated to providing comprehensive healthcare services to the residents of Demopolis, AL, and surrounding areas. As a member of the UAB Health System, the hospital leverages the expertise and resources of one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers to deliver high-quality, compassionate care.

About UAB Health System

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System is a leading academic medical center known for its outstanding patient care, research, and education. UAB is committed to improving the health of communities in Alabama and beyond through innovative and comprehensive healthcare services.

About Fukuda Denshi USA

Fukuda Denshi USA is a leading provider of medical technology solutions, specializing in patient monitoring systems and digital health solutions. With a focus on innovation and quality, Fukuda Denshi USA is dedicated to enhancing patient care and supporting healthcare providers with advanced medical technology.

About Defy Health

Defy Health is a pioneering healthcare technology company focused on leveraging AI to enhance clinical data analysis and patient care. Their HealthMosaic AI Platform offers advanced tools for clinical data augmentation, improving the precision and personalization of healthcare delivery.

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