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AirStrip Technologies (San Antonio, Texas) reported that it is partnering with PeriGen (Princeton, New Jersey), an OB-specific risk reduction solution for hospitals generating immediate, quantifiable clinical and financial value.

"Together, AirStrip and PeriGen can set a higher standard of care in labor and delivery," said Cameron Powell, MD, co-founder and chief medical officer of AirStrip Technologies. "The 'anywhere, anytime' access that AirStrip OB provides practitioners effectively complements PeriGen's real-time treatment prompts triggered by the changing condition of the patient."

Available for the iPhone, BlackBerry and other Windows Mobile devices, AirStrip OB delivers virtual real-time and historical data for mother and baby directly from the hospital labor and delivery unit to the doctor's smart phone.

"This partnership unites PeriGen's clinical decision support system with AirStrip's remote surveillance technology to keep clinicians informed of a patient's current condition," said Donald Deieso, PeriGen chairman/CEO. "Whether they are near to or far from the bedside, doctors will now be able to view critical medical data on a mobile device. We're sure the 8,600 clinicians using our PeriBirth system will welcome the additional mobility this solution gives them."

The FDA-cleared, HIPAA-compliant AirStrip OB is currently in use in nearly 100 U.S. hospitals.

In other agreements and contracts news, TransEngen (Norwalk, Connecticut) has signed an alliance with Origin Healthcare Solutions' (OHS; Windsor, Connecticut) Connecticut operating center. Leveraging the TransEngen payment processing technology platform, the two organizations are partnering to help providers collect patient payments more efficiently to reduce billing and collection efforts, improve cash flow and reduce bad debt. This integrated solution is available in Origin Manager, OHS's recently introduced practice and clinical management solution.