Spaulding Clinical Announces Strategic Partnership with GrandCare Systems, Delivering Integrated Home Diagnostic ECG Monitoring

West Bend, WI – September XX, 2011 – GrandCare Systems and Spaulding Clinical Research today announced a strategic relationship to integrate Spaulding’s hand-held, portable Spaulding iQTM Electrocardiograph into GrandCare’s remote activity & telehealth home monitoring system.  The result of combining these two disruptive technologies creates an exciting industry first: a telemedicine home diagnostic ECG service, currently unavailable in the Aging and Technology Industry. Interestingly, the two internationally recognized companies were both founded in West Bend, Wisconsin, which results in seamless collaboration.

“We have a major healthcare crisis on our hands,” states GrandCare Systems Founder and CEO, Charles Hillman.  “If we don’t change how care is delivered, the aging boomers will bankrupt this country.  We need innovative technologies that can offer a more proactive, preventative, personalized and predictive in-home care experience.  This is what the GrandCare/Spaulding Clinical collaboration is all about”.

“There is a rapidly growing number of elderly adults with chronic cardiac disease that need close monitoring to remain at home,” states Randol Spaulding, Founder and CEO of Spaulding Clinical Research.  “The simple, one-button, portable design of the Spaulding iQ makes it an ideal home care product, and when combined with the telemedicine platform that GrandCare has developed, this innovative system will enable chronic cardiac patients to safely live in their homes, rather than expensive assisted-living or nursing home facilities.”

Spaulding Clinical and GrandCare will be exhibiting and collecting clinical feedback on this cutting-edge integration at the National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) Annual meeting in Las Vegas, October 1- 5th (booth 1068) and in Washington DC October 16 – 19th at LeadingAge (booth 2340).   Expect the official GrandCare/Spaulding ECG product launch in early 2012.

GrandCare Systems (www.grandcare.com) combines activity of daily living & telehealth monitoring, senior social networking, medication management and cognitive assists into one user-friendly touch-based system.  GrandCare can be customized to fit anyone’s needs to assure independence, security, happiness and overall wellness.

Spaulding Clinical Research, LLC (www.spauldingclinical.com) provides Clinical Pharmacology, Cardiac Core Lab clinical research services, and is a medical device manufacturer. Spaulding Clinical operates a 105-bed clinical pharmacology unit with 96-beds of Mortara telemetry in West Bend, Wisconsin. The facility is paperless, with a phase I Electronic Data Capture system and bi-directional interfaces to safety lab, bedside devices and telemetry. As a Phase I-IV Core ECG Laboratory provider, Spaulding offers the complete suite of equipment provisioning and electrocardiograph over-reading services with state-of-the-art technologies, including the proprietary Spaulding iQ Electrocardiograph, and expertly trained cardiologists and project managers.

GrandCare Media Contact:
Laura Mitchell, VP of Marketing
Tel:  262-338-6147
Email:  Laura@Grandcare.com
Electronic Press kit: http://www.grandcare.com/presskit/docs/PressKit.pdf

Spaulding Media Contact:
Kathy Forde
Sr. Director of Marketing
Tel:  (414) 303-1912
Email:  kathy.forde@spauldingclinical.com

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