03/08/2012 BAM Labs and Goodmark Medical Team Up to Expand Market for Smart Beds

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BAM Labs and Goodmark Medical Team Up to Expand Market for Smart Beds
BAM Labs’ Touch-free Life Care smart bed solution addresses $1.7 trillion in health
spending for chronic diseases requiring remote health monitoring


Campbell, CA, March 8, 2012 – BAM Labs, the leading innovator in smart bed technology, announced today the formation of a new partnership with Goodmark Medical, a nationwide provider of professional healthcare solutions. The new distribution relationship expands BAM Labs ability to advance its innovative Touch-free Life Care™ (TLC) systems in a rapidly expanding smart bed market that addresses the $1.7 trillion in health spending related to aging and chronic diseases.

“Smart beds expand the realm of informed health management and connected healthcare applications to the place where people spend one third of their life—their bed,” said BAM Labs’ CEO Rich Rifredi. “BAM Labs’ Touch-free Life Care under-mattress bed sensor combined with our HIPAA-compliant cloud monitoring platform transforms any bed into a smart bed. We are pleased to team up with Goodmark Medical to deliver our TLC smart bed solution that costs just a few dollars a day for innovative, patient-centered care providers across the U.S.”

BAM Labs’ Touch-free Life Care smart bed solution will now be available in settings ranging from individual homes to senior living communities for the first time through Goodmark Medical, a seasoned sales and service provider with a proven track record in the healthcare industry. “The Goodmark team’s innovative approaches and proven marketing and sales practices for the healthcare industry stemming from years of hands on experience make them ideal partners to expand the market for BAM Labs’ smart bed technology,” said BAM Labs’ Vice President of Sales & Marketing Casey Pittock. “We are pleased to team up with a company empowering caregivers to utilize remote health monitoring to improve outcomes and reduce costs by decreasing or eliminating falls and pressure sores.”

Healthcare professionals and caregivers are embracing BAM’s new breed of smart bed technology. Benefits include prevention of pressure ulcers by timing and documenting the movement of patients who cannot move themselves and the prevention of falls, by predicting and documenting bed exits. “We believe that when professional and family caregivers are better informed via technology, they can become an important and more effective part of the healthcare decision process, which can lead to better outcomes,” said Michael Visnich, CEO of Goodmark Medical. “BAM Labs’ smart bed systems are pioneering a new age of connected care that addresses the critical need for remote health monitoring. With the Touch-free Life Care smart bed solution it is possible to virtually eliminate painful bed sores (decubitus ulcers) and falls, while providing empowerment for “aging in place.”

About BAM Labs BAM Labs, a Silicon Valley company founded by Apple veterans, is the leading innovator in smart bed technology. BAM Labs’ Touch-free Life Care (TLC) smart bed sensor and HIPAA-compliant cloud monitoring platform transforms any bed into a smart bed to inform, manage and improve health. BAM’s FDA-approved smart bed system provides touch-free monitoring of vital sign trends and motion during rest. Benefits include reduced hospital readmissions, significant reduction in bed sore wounds, fall prevention, medication compliance, and early indication of sleep disorders. The BAM TLC smart bed system costs just a few dollars a day and is available through authorized distribution partners in the United States. Visit http://www.bamlabs.com or contact info@bamlabs.com.

About Goodmark Medical

Goodmark Medical was founded by a team accustomed to positively impacting changes in health-care delivery. This team was responsible for the successful conversion of tens of thousands of patients from painful blood draws for anti-coagulation testing to home monitoring, linked to physicians. Today, Goodmark Medical is working with leading medical device and diagnostic testing manufacturers, like BAM Labs to deliver and market products that improve patient healthcare through proactive screening, patient monitoring and diagnostic tools. Goodmark provides its cloud-based software program, RelayMed™ with each smart bed purchase or rental at no additional charge* for seamlessly connecting to electronic health records — helping reduce labor costs and assuring accurate, timely reporting. Visit http://www.goodmarkmedical.com/bam or contact bam@goodmarkmed.com .

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BAM, BAM Labs, and Touch-free Life Care are trademarks of BAM Labs, Inc.
Goodmark RelayMed™ is a trademark of Goodmark Medical, LLC *Standard RelayMed™ program, additional charges may apply for EMR connectivity, advanced reporting features, other services.
Contact:
Zee Zaballos
ZNA Communications
bamlabs@zna.com
831.425-1581, ext. 201
Goodmark Medical, LLC
David Phillips
david.phillips@goodmarkmed.com
866.214.5880 x1004