CompuMed Extends Dominance In Correctional Market For Remote ECG Screening With Latest Statewide Contract

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CompuMed, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CMPD) -- a medical informatics company serving the healthcare community with diagnostic software solutions -- today announced that it has won a five-year contract renewal to provide electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation systems and services for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC).

With this contract, Oklahoma becomes the latest in a growing number of states to award new contracts or extend existing contracts to use CompuMed's CardioGram remote ECG system. The company recently announced that correctional departments in New York, California, Nevada, and New Mexico have selected the CardioGram for screening inmates.

"We are pleased to win this latest contract bid from yet another valued state correctional department client," said Jerry McLaughlin, CompuMed's CEO. "The CardioGram significantly reduces health care costs for these clients by reducing unnecessary trips to offsite medical facilities."

Under the terms of the contract, 20 ODOC detention facilities will use the CardioGram and related interpretation services to conduct remote cardiac screening. ODOC houses more than 15,000 inmates statewide.

CompuMed's traditional core business is providing remote ECG interpretation services to medical facilities that may not have access to physicians trained and qualified to interpret ECG results. Customers for the Company's CardioGram system are typically correctional facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, occupational health clinics and physicians' offices. One of the CardioGram's many advantages is an optional feature that automatically sends ECG results to a trained cardiologist for an over-read when the results are abnormal.

About CompuMed:

Founded in 1973, CompuMed, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CMPD) is a leading provider of computer-aided telemedicine and diagnostics technology. The company's core products are the OsteoGram and CardioGram systems. The OsteoGram, which is cleared by the FDA for commercial use, is an accurate and precise technology for low-cost osteoporosis testing. The CardioGram system remotely interprets electrocardiograms and is used by private practice, government and corporate healthcare providers nationwide. The CardioGram has the additional capability to automatically provide an over-read by a cardiologist. CompuMed is headquartered in Los Angeles. Visit CompuMed at

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