“It’s exciting to see companies like Midmark continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Tom Stat, Chairman of the Edison Awards’ Steering Committee.
Versailles, OH (PRWEB) February 23, 2012
The Midmark SleepView® Monitor/Portal, for testing and diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), has been named as an Award Finalist by the internationally-renowned 2012 Edison Awards in the Science/Medical category, one of fifteen categories honored by the Edison Awards. The distinguished awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, inspiring America’s drive to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.
“More than any year, this year's slate of finalists demonstrates the enormous value of teamwork, experimentation, consumer focus and market awareness,” said Tom Stat, Chairman of the Edison Awards’ Steering Committee. “It’s exciting to see companies like Midmark continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking.”
The Midmark SleepView Monitor is the market’s smallest and lightest portable sleep monitor and allows patients to be tested in the comfort and convenience of their own home. When connected to the Midmark SleepViewSM Portal, this system provides prescribing physicians with secure, HIPAA compliant online access to raw data or a bridge to registered polysomnographic technologists and board-certified sleep physicians who provide scoring, professional interpretation and treatment recommendations.
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 almost 90 percent of the population with the disease is undiagnosed and untreated.
“We are extremely honored to have this product be chosen as a finalist for an Edison Award,” said Tom Treon, senior product manager for Midmark. “To make a positive difference in the practice of healthcare, Midmark brings a strong commitment to integrating value-added technology for efficient and effective patient care. Being recognized by the Edison Awards for an innovative new product such as SleepView validates the importance of finding new ways to solve the problems of our customers.”
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.
Winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be announced April 26, 2012 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic ballroom of New York’s famed Capitale.
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.
The 2012 Edison Awards are sponsored by Nielsen, Discovery Communications, Science Channel, USA Today, CSRware, and applepeak. For more information about the Edison Awards and a list of past winners, visit http://www.edisonawards.com.
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 or midmark.com.
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