SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mobisante, the pioneering innovator of mobile ultrasound systems, proudly announces the award recipients of the Mobile Ultrasound Grand Challenge.
Mobisante launched the Ultrasound Grand Challenge to recognize and support innovative ideas from medical professionals for enhancing patient care via mobile ultrasound. Winning submissions are granted a free MobiUS™ system. The recipients will conduct specific clinical studies and report their results and experience with the medical community.
“We are very excited about the creative ideas generated from the Mobisante Ultrasound Grand Challenge,” said Sailesh Chutani, CEO of Mobisante “All of the submissions demonstrate how physicians and clinics are imagining new ways to extend patient care while helping reduce costs. The winning proposals are especially inspiring.”
Terrance Farrell, DO
Emergency Medicine, Family Practice
York Hospital, Kennebunk, ME
Dr. Farrell will evaluate the MobiUS system to provide medical coverage for the Professional Surfers Tour and the Big Wave Surfers Tour in the 2014 – 2015 season. The contests are held in remote locations with limited medical resources, making a hand-held ultrasound system an ideal tool for rapid evaluation of injuries. He plans to bring portable ultrasound technology to these events and to expand use of ultrasound in remote settings to aid in the initial management of traumatic injuries.
Bill Kriegsman, MD
Program Director, East Pierce Family Medicine Residency, MultiCare Health System
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington
Dr. Kriegsman will use the MobiUS system to instruct residents as well as augment patient care. His institution is a full-scope residency program near Seattle providing training to residents in family medicine. They will look at how access to point-of-care ultrasound will impact usage, patient outcomes and satisfaction, in areas like OB/Gyn and sports medicine.
Michael Kaufmann, MD, FACEP
St Vincent Health, St. Vincent Hospital and Trauma Center
St. Vincent StatFlight - A division of PHI Air Medical
Dr. Kaufmann will evaluate usage of the MobiUS system by suitably trained EMS nurses and paramedics in air flight to improve diagnostic and procedural accuracy in the pre-hospital setting. If the results are successful, these devices may be deployed more broadly in the EMS helicopters.
Nicholas C Avitabile, DO
Emergency Ultrasound Division Director
St Barnabas Hospital, Bronx NY
Dr. Avitabile will evaluate the MobiUS system in a screening program for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) in the Emergency Room and Primary Care Clinics in New York. His study will further enhance the early detection of AAA ruptures with associated high mortality rate with an inexpensive, non-invasive, and efficient point-of-care ultrasound system. Residents will be trained and credentialed to run this program.
Benjamin Kinnear, MD
Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Dr. Kinnear, in a multi-disciplinary collaboration with the Divisions of Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine and Radiology, will evaluate the MobiUS system in various hospital settings for bladder imaging and skin abscesses. The study focuses on reducing the frequency of dry urinary catheterization attempts, as well as identifying when bladders are full for radiological imaging. Another study he proposes is to evaluate if bedside ultrasonography of suspected simple skin abscesses can reduce the frequency of unnecessary procedures. Overall, they will evaluate how it can improve patient care and workflow.
The winners will share their experiences and ideas with Mobisante to help other physicians imagine how they can extend patient care in their practices.
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Mobisante transforms medical imaging by making safe, simple, non-invasive, and affordable ultrasound technology available to a broad range of clinicians. Mobisante’s first product, the MobiUS™ SP1 system, became the first smartphone-based ultrasound-imaging device to be cleared by the FDA. www.Mobisante.com