Monica Healthcare is a winner in the 2016 Premier Inc Innovation Celebrations

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GE Healthcare on behalf of Monica Healthcare showcased the Monica Novii Wireless Patch System at Premier Inc.’s 2016 annual Breakthroughs Conference.

The Monica Novii Wireless Patch System

“Novii is an effective and innovative solution for monitoring high BMI patients during L&D. It is a real celebration and privilege for Premier Inc. to showcase the Monica Novii System as one of the best innovations of 2016.” Dr Terence Martin CMO MHC Ltd

Monica’s Novii System is one of the medical innovations that was showcased in front of thousands of healthcare providers at Premier Inc.’s 2016 Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition on June 21.

Monica’s Novii System was featured during the conference’s annual Innovation Celebration. The event recognizes advances in healthcare while highlighting industry suppliers committed to innovation and improving patient outcomes.

“Monica Healthcare shares Premier’s commitment to providing valuable products to our alliance members that are safe, high-quality and cost-effective,” said Durral R. Gilbert, president of supply chain services, Premier. “We believe these innovations can benefit providers as they work to transform healthcare.”

Clinicians and other health system members of Premier selected the Novii Wireless Patch System to be showcased at the Innovation Celebration due to its uniqueness, ability to have an impact on unmet clinical needs and potential to improve patient care.

The Monica Novii Wireless Patch System (“Novii”) provides the opportunity to enhance current Labor and Delivery monitoring. It works with the GEHC Corometrics 259cx series maternal/fetal monitors. Novii has three constituent parts, the Novii Patch, Novii Pod, and Novii Interface.

The Novii Patch is a single-use, peel-and-stick disposable part, which attaches to the woman’s abdomen using the comfortable adhesive foam pads. The patch incorporates ECG electrode areas which pick up ECG and EMG signals from the skin surface and then transfer them to the Novii Pod.

The Novii Pod is a reusable part which magnetically connects to the Novii Patch to pick up the fetal and maternal ECG and EMG signals and then filters, digitizes and processes them in real time to extract the FHR, MHR & UA data. The Pod transmits this data via Bluetooth to the Novii Interface.

The Novii Interface is also a reusable part that translates Bluetooth data transmitted by the Novii Pod into signals of the correct format to the maternal/fetal monitor. The Novii Interface is connected to the monitor via physical cables which attach to the transducer inputs of the monitor. The Novii Interface has a touch screen that supports the user to get the most from the system and has two bays incorporated into its base for inductive charging and the automatic pairing of the Novii Pods.

Any supplier, regardless of whether the company is contracted with Premier, can be considered for participation in the Innovation Celebration. Premier contracts with more than 1,100 suppliers.

For more detailed information, including a video of the Novii Wireless Patch System, visit the Premier Inc. 2016 innovation celebration winners web site.

About Premier, Inc.
Premier Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,600 U.S. hospitals and 120,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on http://www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Foursquare and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.

About Monica Healthcare Ltd

Monica Healthcare is developing a series of innovative wearable devices that uses wireless technologies to facilitate globally accessible obstetric services in the home and hospital. Monica Healthcare Ltd was formed in May 2005 and was the culmination of 15 years of research at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the School of Human Development at The University of Nottingham, UK. The patented technology is based on the acquisition of electrophysiological signals that can be passively detected by electrodes positioned on the maternal abdomen. Monica Healthcare is working with GE Healthcare to distribute and deliver professional solutions meeting the needs of modern obstetric care, risk management and patient satisfaction. In the USA the Novii Wireless Patch System is sold exclusively for use with the Corometrics 259cx series fetal/maternal Monitor by GE Healthcare. For more information on the company’s products visit http://www.monicahealthcare.com

Corometrics is a trademark of GE Healthcare
Novii and Monica are trademarks of Monica Healthcare Ltd.

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