MONTREAL, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - LMS Medical Systems (TSX:LMZ), ahealthcare technology company and developer of the CALM(R) patient safetysoftware systems for obstetrics, today announced that it has entered into anagreement with Regional Women's Health Management, LLC (Regional) of NewJersey to license CALM Shoulder Screen. Regional is one of the largest groupsof Obstetricians and Gynecologists in New Jersey, serving over 200,000 womenannually and delivering over 5000 babies.
CALM Shoulder Screen will assist obstetricians with managing the risksassociated with shoulder dystocia (ShD). ShD occurs when a baby's shouldergets stuck behind the mother's pubic bone during childbirth. It is one of themost feared conditions that can occur during labor and delivery. Potentialinjuries include injury to the nerves of the baby's arm and shoulder, braindamage and sometimes death.
"Acquiring CALM Shoulder Screen for the benefit of our patients was anobvious choice" commented Frank Caso, President and CEO of Regional, whosegroup selected and licensed the program from LMS. "We are also very pleasedthat our carrier has recognized the value of this risk management initiative."
"Shoulder dystocia is one of the scariest crises to occur in obstetrics.Applying ShD maneuvers together with guidelines from the American College ofObstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) are simply not enough" commented Dr.Kay, FACOG and Chairman of Regional. "We believe the CALM Shoulder Screen willnot only help us to identify the higher risk mothers and take action to avoida significant number of persistent injuries, but also help us to properlyidentify those lower risk mothers who have a chance of delivering withoutunnecessary intervention."
"Injury related to shoulder dystocia has long been thought to beunpredictable and unpreventable to the OBGYN community," commented Diane Cote,CEO of LMS. "The initiative taken by groups such as Regional is a trueindicator that this is becoming an echo of the past."
About Regional Women's Health Group: Regional Women's Health Management,LLC (Regional) is a physician-owned New Jersey based Limited LiabilityCompany. The company's physician owners are all board certified in eitherobstetrics and gynecology or reproductive endocrinology.
Regional and its client physicians manage hospital-based women's clinics,women's imaging services, multi-location fertility services, providein-hospital 24/7 coverage for Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN), trainmedical students and manage 20 OB/GYN offices.
About LMS: LMS is a leader in the application of advanced mathematicalmodeling and neural networks for medical use. The LMS CALM Suite providesphysicians, nursing staff, risk managers and hospital administrators withclinical information systems and risk management tools designed to improveoutcomes and patient care for mothers and their infants during childbirth.
Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussedin this news release are forward-looking statements. Because theseforward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there areimportant factors that could cause actual results to differ materially fromthose expressed implied by the forward-looking statements including, butwithout limitation, economic conditions in general and in the healthcaremarket, the demand for and market for our products in domestic andinternational markets, our current dependence on the CALM product suite, thechallenges associated with developing new products and obtaining regulatoryapprovals if necessary, research and development activities, the uncertaintyof acceptance of our products by the medical community, the lengthy salescycle for our products, third party reimbursement, competition in our markets,including the potential introduction of competitive products by others, ourdependence on our distributo