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Midmark SleepView® Honored at Edison Awards
Cleveland, OH - April 30, 2012
The Midmark SleepView®
Monitor/Portal has been recognized with a Bronze Award for most innovative product by the 2012 Edison Awards. Midmark SleepView was honored in the Science/Medical category, one of fifteen categories recognized by the Edison Awards. The technology is developed by Cleveland Medical Devices Inc. and exclusively distributed by Midmark Corporation. Nationally launched in late 2011, the Midmark SleepView Monitor is the market's smallest and lightest portable home sleep monitor that meets the American Academy of Sleep Medicine's recommended channel set for Type III monitors.
The Edison Awards, celebrating 25 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced the 2012 winners at the April 26th event in New York City. Hundreds of senior executives from some of the world's most recognized companies gathered to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of the 2012 Edison Award winners.
"We are honored to have our SleepView technology and web-based services recognized by the Edison Awards," said Sarah Weimer Director of sleep products "Our goal for the technology is to improve patient access and reduce health care costs for millions of sleep apnea patients who remain undiagnosed and untreated."
SleepView allows patients to be tested for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the comfort, convenience and privacy of their own home. When connected to the Midmark SleepView Portal, this system provides prescribing physicians such as primary care physicians with secure, HIPAA compliant online access to sleep study reports and treatment recommendations generated by sleep technologists and board certified sleep physicians.
OSA is a repeated interruption of normal breathing during sleep due to a collapse of the upper airway. It is estimated to impact as many people as asthma and diabetes; yet, up to 90 percent of the population with the disease is undiagnosed and untreated. OSA does in fact hold serious health and economic consequences. Numerous studies link OSA to major chronic diseases such as stroke, heart failure, diabetes, obesity, hypertension and increased odds of serious car crash injuries. Economic studies have also shown that people with untreated OSA have 200 percent higher healthcare costs than similar people without OSA.
The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards is judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists' success in meeting the award criteria of Concept, Value, Delivery and Impact. The Panel includes members of the powerful Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), which has been partnered with the Edison Awards since 2009.
The members of the Edison Awards Steering Committee are senior executives with diverse marketing, scientific, and business backgrounds who monitor the development and successful launch of innovative products each year. The Committee is responsible for bestowing the annual Edison Achievement Awards and serves as a guidepost in developing the list of nominees that is presented to the Edison Award judges.
For more information about the Edison Awards and a list of past winners, visit http://www.edisonawards.com
For more information on Midmark's SleepView, please visit www.midmark.com/sleepview
SleepView is a registered trademark of and manufactured by Cleveland Medical Devices Inc. (CleveMed) of Cleveland, OH. CleveMed develops innovative biomedical devices, and is a leader in miniaturized wireless telemetry and physiological monitoring devices. CleveMed has developed a growing range of products that address the needs of those with sleep disorders, including the Crystal Monitor
PSG series, Sapphire PSG
. CleveMed's wireless sleep products allow sleep studies to be conducted remotely, and monitor a wide range of sleep disorder symptoms, while eliminating the need for typically bulky sleep diagnostic equipment. For more information, please visit www.CleveMed.com (Follow us on CleveMed Blogs
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About Midmark – Medical Division
Midmark Corporation brings efficient patient care to millions of people each day around the world. Midmark is committed to providing innovative products and services for the healthcare professional, integrating value-added technology into everything it does. By focusing on ways to constantly improve physician workflows, Midmark is redefining the future of the clinical space from the examination room to the procedure room. Its line of Midmark and Ritter products have become the industry standards in medical practices of all sizes, helping improve the patient experience while improving safety, ergonomics, productivity and profitability for the practice. Midmark's line of digital diagnostic solutions, allow fast and easy capture, interpretation and retrieval of patient information for single practitioners to large physician groups and offer EHR/EMR integration. With more than 1,500 teammates worldwide, Midmark's teammates are dedicated to making a positive difference in the practice of healthcare. Headquartered in Versailles, Ohio, Midmark Corporation maintains four subsidiaries in the United States. To support international healthcare markets, it holds subsidiaries in France, India and Italy. For more information about Midmark, visit midmarkclinicalsolutions.com