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Alzheimer’s Patient Tracking Can Increase Longevity and Decrease Healthcare Costs
ATLANTA, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/
Omnilink Systems (www.omnilink.com), a leader in location-based services (LBS) technology today noted that its Chief Development Officer, Steve Hudson, is speaking at the M2M Evolution Conference hosted by TMC on February 1 & 2 in Miami, Florida. Hudson will speak at the conference session “Remote Patient Care: No Longer Out of Sight or Out of Mind,” scheduled from 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM on February 1st, which will describe the capabilities of current remote Alzheimer’s patient tracking technologies. During the session, Hudson will spotlight ComfortZone and Comfort Zone Check-In—two tracking solutions created by Omnilink in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association and Sprint.
An estimated 5.4 million people have Alzheimer’s disease, which results in $183 billion in annual costs, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Caring for those with Alzheimer’s is difficult—because individuals often become confused and wander—and 50% of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia who wander will suffer serious injury or death if not found within 24 hours. By consistently monitoring the patient’s location, remote health care systems have the potential to stop wandering once it begins, increase patient safety and longevity, and decrease healthcare costs.
“It’s critical that we educate people about the life-saving personal tracking solutions mobile brings to market,” said Hudson. “Location-based services experts like Omnilink, and nationwide wireless networks have combined to produce advanced, end-to-end tools that can help protect individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.”
A telecommunications veteran and architect of Sprint’s location-based services business plan, Steve Hudson has worked in industry leadership positions for two decades. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and content contributor for the media. As Omnilink’s Chief Development Officer, Hudson expands global distribution, product portfolio, and solutions capabilities through business partnerships with wireless carriers, device manufacturers, systems integrators, software vendors, and private enterprises.
About Omnilink Systems
Global experts in GPS, LBS, and M2M technology, Omnilink Systems creates complete tracking products and solutions to help ensure the safety and security of people and valuable assets. Since 2004, Omnilink’s advanced location-based services platform has powered tracking solutions—including offender monitoring, asset tracking, and child tracking—for some of the world’s most respected brands, U.S. government agencies, and consumers in a range of different markets. Omnilink leverages a global network of partners—including tier 1 wireless carriers, global security firms, national retailers, and respected non-profits—to create, service, promote, and distribute its tracking products. Because Omnilink creates intuitive and reliable technology, its innovations have earned many awards, press recognition, and client praise. For more information, visit www.omnilink.com or call 678-624-5900.
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