COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Impulse Monitoring, Inc. (IMI), a leading provider of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) services to hospitals, today announced that it has signed an agreement with MidMichigan Health, Midland, MI. The services provided will comprise real-time professional oversight of cases performed by MidMichigan’s IONM technologists.
IONM assesses neurological function involving the brain, spinal cord and related nerve structures during such surgeries. Use of IONM facilitates the surgical process and can reduce surgical risk by providing alerts to surgeons to prevent potential harm to the spinal cord or neural structures. Under the Impulse Monitoring model, IONM technologists located in the operating room work in partnership with supervising physicians who oversee the interpretation of neurophysiological data gathered via real-time broadband transmission.
"Our goal is to improve the quality of life for people in our communities by offering the highest standards possible in clinical care,” said Dennis Quehl, R.EEG T manager of the Neurodiagnostic Testing department. “Advanced technology, teamwork and collaboration are essential tools to achieve that goal. Our partnership with Impulse uses remote collaboration technology to provide additional monitoring and expertise that ultimately lead to better patient outcomes."
About MidMichigan Health
MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system, headquartered in Midland, MI, dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive health care throughout the middle of Michigan and beyond. It covers a 12-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alma, Clare and Gladwin, as well as urgent care centers, home care, nursing homes, physicians, medical offices and other specialty health services. MidMichigan has more than 6,000 employees, physicians and volunteers and provided more than $84 million in community benefits in 2010. Visit the MidMichigan Health website at: www.midmichigan.org
About Impulse Monitoring
Impulse Monitoring, Inc. (IMI) provides surgical support services to hospitals and other facilities that includes intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) for spinal, nerve and brain-related surgeries, and Autotransfusion (AT). IONM allows early detection of neurological compromise and identification of functional neural structures during surgery. IMI’s AT service captures and cleanses a patient’s own blood before and during surgery, making it available for transfusion instead of donated blood. Visit the IMI website at: www.imi.net.
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