SafeMed Collaborates with Google on New Health Offering: Analysis Engine Integrated into Google Health Platform

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SafeMed, a provider of analytical software for advanced Clinical Decision Support, announced today a collaboration with Google, the world's leading search company. Working with Google Health (a new product that is currently being tested in a pilot with the Cleveland Clinic), SafeMed enables users to obtain personalized health feedback -- such as potentially harmful drug interactions and other preventative guidelines -- based on their own unique Google Health medical profile.

The vision behind the new SafeMed integration is to allow consumers to get personalized and precise answers on the safest treatment options within seconds.

    As medical information proliferates on the Web, it becomes increasingly difficult for patients to know what content is trusted and medically accurate. SafeMed has collaborated with Google to integrate its SafeMed Analysis Engine(TM) into Google Health.

"The SafeMed Analysis Engine evaluates volumes of online information to intelligently identify, rank, and score new treatment options, and identify potentially harmful drug interactions that may already exist," said Richard Noffsinger, Chief Executive Officer of SafeMed. "The vision behind the new SafeMed integration is to allow consumers to get personalized and precise answers on the safest treatment options within seconds."

According to the U.S. Institute of Medicine, over 770,000 people are injured or die each year, in hospitals alone, due to avoidable medical errors. Many of these medical errors could be prevented if patients and doctors had tools that automatically check for drug interactions, side effects, or gaps in care related to a patient's unique medical history.

"Our collaboration with Google furthers SafeMed's vision of transforming healthcare by providing relevant information that is trusted, understandable, personalized, and useful for patients in decision making," said Ahmed Ghouri, M.D., founder and Chief Medical Officer of SafeMed. "The SafeMed software engine instantly identifies, personalizes, and prioritizes treatment options and is already being used by many doctors and patients today to make better medical decisions. Working with Google will only expand these capabilities."

About SafeMed

SafeMed provides analytical software that instantly personalizes, prioritizes, and identifies treatment options to help doctors and patients make better medical decisions. The software analyzes an individual's medical profile and prioritizes answers by ranking and scoring treatments against established health guidelines in seconds. As a result, the safest, most effective, and most affordable treatment options are identified. Leading healthcare Web sites, insurers, doctors, and electronic medical records use SafeMed for next-generation Clinical Decision Support (CDS). The company is privately held with corporate headquarters located in San Diego. For more information, visit http://www.safe-med.com.

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