Jackson Firm Gets Patent For Anesthesia Device

JACKSON — A Jackson firm says it has received a United States patent for a new medical device that combines an anesthetic infusion device with a patient video monitor and electronic medical record-keeper.

MiraMed Global Services LLC says its subsidiary, Plexus Information Systems Inc., got the patent for its Anesthesia Touch device.

The company says Anesthesia Touch combines video image monitoring in the operating room, communication with other patient monitoring devices, an interface with the patient’s electronic medical record, the ability to receive and display video images of the patient during an operation, and operating an infusion device connected to the patient.

Plexus IS developed Anesthesia Touch, a comprehensive anesthesia information management systems (AIMS) device that works on an iPad or workstation, for use by hospitals, surgery centers and individual providers. Anesthesia providers can document their preoperative evaluation, intraoperative anesthesia care and post anesthesia discharge on one simple interface. Quality data capture, clinical decision support and staff resource management are some of many additional features.

Said Tony Mira, MiraMed president and CEO: “Anesthesia Touch is really a game-changer. It is cloud-based, offers a flexible platform and allows anesthesiologists to use it when and where it is convenient for them. This patent demonstrates that Anesthesia Touch is singular in its approach to AIMS.”

Added Albert Woo, M.D., president of Plexus Information Systems: “Anesthesia Touch has the power of an AIMS with the simplicity of an app and the industry appreciates that ease of use.”

Based in Jackson, MiraMed has offices in Chicago, Ill., Portland, Ore., Thousand Oaks, Calif., Dallas, Boston, Greenville, S.C., Baton Rouge, La., Chennai, India and Manila, Philippines. The company provides financial and organizaitonal resources to its health care industry clients. More at www.miramedgs.com or email info@miramedgs.com.

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