Navigation Links
Critical Signal Technologies Acquires Link to Life to Grow Depth and Expertise in TeleHealth, Personal Emergency Response and Medical Monitoring Systems
Date:9/16/2009

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Critical Signal Technologies, Inc. (CST) has acquired the stock and assets of GTL, Inc. dba as "Link to Life" along with Link Technologies, Inc., and will integrate its product and service offerings into CST to provide cost-effective personal emergency response, TeleHealth and medical monitoring systems, improving the independence and quality of life for older adults, the disabled and people managing health conditions.

CST President and CEO Jeffrey Prough made the announcement at the Pittsfield, Mass. headquarters of Link to Life. The terms of the agreement between the two privately-held companies were not disclosed.

"This acquisition will help us make people's lives easier," said Prough. "Our products and services help older adults and people managing illness and disease live with more independence and dignity. We look forward to offering even more cost-effective solutions to people's health and wellness challenges as a result of this acquisition."

Link to Life's primary product portfolio focuses on medication management and medical alert systems, more commonly known as Personal Emergency Response Systems, which connect users to a 24-hour response center upon the push of a button during a medical emergency. CST's offerings include Personal Emergency Response Systems that summon help during a fall or medical emergency; Medication Management Systems that ensure proper dispensing of prescribed medications over a multi-day period; TeleHealth systems that monitor vital signs and alert physicians or other caregivers automatically and monitoring and alert systems for multi-tenant facilities such as independent living, assisted living and long-term care.

Both Link to Life's Massachusetts and CST's Michigan facilities will remain in operation, giving CST added redundancy in its monitoring and response capabilities. The combination of the two creates one of the industry's most technologically advanced and scalable monitoring platforms and will provide uninterrupted response center service in the event of a natural disaster or other crisis at either facility. Following the acquisition, the new combined company will employ over 100 people.

"We have a responsibility to the customers who have trusted Link to Life with their health and well-being for 30 years, and that's a commitment we will continue to make as members of the CST team," said Larry Rosenthal, who was president of Link Technologies and now holds an equity stake in CST. "We can now offer the customers who came to CST from Link to Life even more solutions to their health challenges while continuing to provide the personal and caring customer service that they expect and deserve."

The CST product and service portfolio not only increases independence and security for its customers, but also reduces overall health care costs for families and institutions and reduces unnecessary government and insurance health expenditures. For instance, hospital patients can be released more quickly and safely to homes when vital sign monitoring is in place. Missed or incorrect medication doses are a major cause of admittance or readmittance to a hospital. TeleHealth systems in rural environments can save thousands of dollars in emergency medical transport costs. Motion detection and fall monitoring can reduce the need for home health care aide visits. Institutional monitoring and alert systems can make facility staff more efficient and responsive.

"At a time when our national attention is focused on making health care more efficient and effective, our technology-based solutions to many of these fundamental issues make more sense than ever," said Prough. "We already work closely with insurers, government programs and other health care payors to identify ways in which we can maintain or improve quality of life and quality of care while saving money. As America continues to get older and more sensitive to health care costs, we believe that our existing and future solutions will continue to make sense for patients, families and facilities of all kinds."

About Critical Signal Technologies, Inc.

Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., Critical Signal Technologies (CST) is a leading provider of Personal Emergency Response Systems, medication management systems and TeleHealth solutions. Founded in 2006, privately-held CST operates 24/7 care centers in Michigan and Massachusetts and serves individual and institutional clients throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Critical Signal Technologies, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Breaking Zogby/O'Leary Poll Shows a Sizable Majority of Americans Agree on Eight Critical Health Care Issues
2. Critical Illness Plans Help Pay for What Health Insurance Wont
3. SXC Health Solutions teams with Allscripts to deliver critical prescription information to physicians at the point-of-care
4. Memorial Blood Centers Issues a Critical Alert For Blood Donations
5. Success of National Fundraising Event Critical to Promising Research for Life-Threatening Kidney Disease
6. California Dental Association to Showcase Critical Role of Dentists in Identifying and Treating Sleep Disorders
7. U of M convenes a summit on the H1N1 influenza pandemic and critical business preparedness
8. Allsup Outlines 10 Critical Questions to Answer When Evaluating Medicare Plans
9. Electronic Information Exchange Is Critical to Closing the Gap in Health Care Reform
10. CriticalPoint(TM) Launches Seven New Virtual Compounder(TM) Training Modules
11. Joint Commission Alert: Effective Leadership Critical to Preventing Medical Errors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: