St. Jude’s CardioMEMS HF System Featured at Premier, Inc.’s 2015 ‘Innovation Celebration’ Breakthroughs Conference

St. Jude Medical, Inc. tells us its CardioMEMS™ HF System was named as one of the medical innovations at the Premier, Inc.’s 2015 Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in National Harbor, Md.

Background

Premier, Inc. describes itself as a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,400 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform healthcare. Its “Breakthroughs” event recognizes significant advances in health care while highlighting medical industry suppliers committed to innovation and improving patient outcomes. St Jude showcased its CardioMEMS HF System during the conference’s seventh annual Innovation Celebration.

The CardioMEMS HF System, acquired by St. Jude last year, uses a miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor that is implanted in the pulmonary artery (PA) during a minimally invasive procedure to directly measure PA pressure. The system allows patients to transmit the PA pressure data from their homes to their health care providers, who then manage appropriate medication changes to reduce the likelihood of hospitalization. The CardioMEMS HF System is the first and only FDA-approved HF monitor, that, when used by physicians to monitor their HF patients, has been shown to significantly reduce HF hospital admissions and improve the quality of life in NYHA Class III patients.

Company comments

for Premier

“St. Jude Medical 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 at Premier, Inc. “We believe these innovations can benefit providers as they work to transform health care.”

for St. Jude

“We are honored that Premier, Inc. recognized St. Jude Medical as one of the providers of a breakthrough technology and a company committed to innovation for improved patient outcomes,” said Joel D. Becker, president of the St. Jude Medical Americas Division. “St. Jude Medical is excited to offer physicians a unique, proactive management tool like the CardioMEMS HF System that sets a new standard of care for the management of heart failure.”

Source: Business Wire

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