Six Hospitals Will Now Chip Emergency Room Patitents
August 22, 2005
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VeriChip Expands Hospital Infrastructure: Trinitas Hospital Adopts the VeriMed(TM)
System; Third New Jersey Hospital Chooses VeriChip for Emergency Room
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VeriChip Corporation, a subsidiary of Applied Digital ADSX announced today
that Trinitas Hospital, a leading healthcare facility based in Elizabeth,
New Jersey has agreed to implement the VeriMed(TM) microchip system and
will initiate a clinical evaluation program of the System in its two Emergency
Departments for rapid patient identification purposes. Upon implementation,
each facility will be able to scan patients to obtain their VeriChip ID
Number and utilize the associated database information. Trinitas
becomes the sixth hospital that has agreed to adopt the VeriMed System in
their emergency department in the last five months and the third hospital
in the State of New Jersey to employ the VeriMed System. Previously,
Hackensack University Medical Center and another large hospital network
in New Jersey selected the System for use in its emergency room.
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Commenting on Trinitas Hospital's decision to enable its Emergency Department
physicians and staff to utilize the VeriChip System, Kevin McLaughlin, CEO
of VeriChip Corporation commented, "We are pleased that Trinitas Hospital,
a progressive and well respected medical center, recognizes that the VeriChip
technology can enhance clinical and emergency care and expand the use of
its patient information system across all clinical services. Area physicians
will soon be able to recommend a VeriMed microchip to patients knowing that
Trinitas Hospital has the capacity of both reading the microchip and accessing
electronically stored medical information. Together with Trinitas, we anticipate
the result will be more rapid and accurate access to crucial medical information
when patient communication is diminished or absent. By attracting three
of the leading hospitals in the northern New Jersey area, we have taken
important steps to gain traction in the New York Metropolitan area, which
represents millions of potential patients for VeriChip."
Gary Horan, President of Trinitas Hospital stated, "We
look forward to utilizing the VeriMed System to assist in patient identification
and access to medical information. Particularly beneficial for patients
with chronic illnesses, this modality will assist us in expediting the quality
level of care which we provide."
About Trinitas Hospital:
Established in January, 2000, following the consolidation
of St. Elizabeth Hospital and Elizabeth General Medical Center, Trinitas
Hospital is a full-service healthcare facility serving those who live and
work in Eastern and Central Union County.
Operating on two major campuses, Trinitas Hospital has 531
beds, including a 120-bed long-term care center. Trinitas Hospital is proud
to offer state-of-the-art medicine backed by compassion and competence.
About VeriChip - "The First RFID Company
VeriChip is a subsidiary of Applied Digital and the only company
to provide both implantable and wearable RFID identification and security
solutions for people, their assets, and their environments. From the world's
first and only FDA-cleared, human-implantable RFID microchip to the only
patented active RFID tag with skin-sensing capabilities, VeriChip leads
the way in next-generation RFID technologies. Today, over 3,000 installations
worldwide in healthcare, security, industrial, and government markets benefit
from both the protection and efficiencies provided by VeriChip systems.
For more information on VeriChip, please visit www.verichipcorp.com.
About Applied Digital - "The Power of
Applied Digital develops innovative identification and security
products for consumer, commercial, and government sectors worldwide. The
Company's unique and often proprietary products provide identification and
security systems for people, animals, the food supply, government/military
arena, and commercial assets. Included in this diversified product line
are RFID applications, end-to-end food safety systems, GPS/Satellite communications,
and telecomm and security infrastructure, positioning Applied Digital as
the leader in identification technology. Applied Digital is the owner of
a majority position in Digital Angel Corporation DOC.
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