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ImpediMed (ASX:IPD) - Managing Director & CEO, Rick Carreon
Managing Director & CEO, Rick Carreon
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  • ImpediMed (IPD) has announced that NSW Health is expanding its use of the SOZO Digital Health Platform for lymphoedema prevention
  • NSW Health will be buying up to eight extra SOZO devices to help grow its lymphoedema prevention program for cancer patients
  • SOZO assesses patients with secondary lymphoedema to deliver a precise reading of fluid status and tissue composition in less than 30 seconds
  • The aim of the program is to help educate healthcare workers and patients about the condition
  • It is hoped that by with the correct tools, lymphoedema can be detected and controlled before it spreads and becomes worse
  • ImpediMed shares are steady and are currently trading for 3.8 cents each

ImpediMed (IPD) has announced that NSW Health is expanding its use of the SOZO Digital Health Platform for lymphoedema prevention.

NSW Health will be buying up to eight extra SOZO devices to help grow its lymphoedema (swelling in the arms and legs) prevention program for cancer patients.

Once the devices have been purchased, NSW Health will more than double the number of SOZO devices it currently has for the program. Five of the eight will be sent to the Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) of NSW Health.

“The SOZO technology and lymphoedema prevention model-of-care aligns well with our goals of improving patient care while decreasing costs associated with chronic lymphoedema treatment,” Director of Cancer Services and Innovation for Western NSW LHD of NSW Health, Ruth Jones commented.

“We have begun to see the benefits for patients using SOZO and, with these new devices, this will expand access to patients in a range of areas within the LHD,” she added.

SOZO assesses patients with secondary lymphoedema to deliver a precise reading of fluid status and tissue composition in less than 30 seconds.

A single SOZO reading allows clinicians across multiple specialities to provide individualised, proactive care that can help improve patient outcomes.

The aim of the lymphoedema prevention program is to help educate healthcare workers and patients about the condition. It is hoped that by with the correct tools, lymphoedema can be detected and controlled before it spreads and becomes worse.

“The experience at New South Wales Health demonstrates a successful approach for building lymphoedema prevention programs,” Managing Director and CEO Richard Carreon stated.

“By beginning at a small number of select sites, they were able to establish a robust program from which to expand across the health system. Now, fewer patients will have to endure the pain and hardship of living with chronic lymphoedema as well as its high cost treatments,” he said.

ImpediMed is steady on the market and shares are trading for 3.8 cents each at 3:56 pm AEST.

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