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CSI To Present Patented Preventive Health Technology At ETHIC 2002; 4 Patents Include New Technique for Blood Pressure Monitoring.

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Emerging Technologies & Healthcare Innovations Congress 2002

SPARKS, N.V.--(BW HealthWire)--June 19, 2002

Computerized Screening, Inc. (CSI) will premiere patented technology for four components of the CSI health station at the Emerging Technologies & Healthcare Innovations Congress 2002 (ETHIC 2002), June 19 - 21, 2002, at the Washington Hilton and Towers, Washington, D.C.

CSI is in the process of securing four patents that comprise the CSI health station, technology delivered through preventive health screening stations located at thousands of retailers, corporations and healthcare providers around the nation. The centerpiece of CSI's health station is patented technology for blood pressure monitoring regarded as the most accurate non-invasive, automated methodology in existence today. CSI technology uses all three of the accepted non-invasive measurement techniques: auscultatory (sound), oscillometric (pressure) and pattern identification and analyzes 6,500 samples to determine a single blood pressure result. Other CSI patented features include a weight assessment tool, a seat providing wheel chair access to the system and the interactive health record management health system.

"We are extremely proud of the innovation that has enabled CSI to set a new standard for preventive health screening," says Charles Bluth, President and CEO of CSI. "Beyond putting our vision of accessible and low cost health screening systems into action, CSI's technology innovation is changing the way clinicians will assess patient's vital signs in their offices."

CSI's blood pressure monitoring technology is being studied at national medical research institutions, including University of Houston and Livermore Labs amongst others. Previous evaluations were conducted at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. CSI expects that the clinical review of their technology will lead to their blood pressure monitors becoming the new standard of assessment in clinical settings.

In addition to blood pressure and weight measurement, CSI health stations offer heart rate testing, fitness evaluations including body mass index determination and health risk assessments based on the Framingham Heart Study. The CSI health stations also feature comprehensive health information, including access to a drug encyclopedia and a medication compatibility database, an extensive library of health education videos and information on local health providers and services.

CSI will be demonstrating their technology to clinicians and healthcare executives at ETHIC 2002. CSI also plans to meet with members of Nevada's congressional delegation and other legislators to discuss how CSI health stations can improve community access to affordable health risk assessment and local health resources.

"From the beginning, CSI has had the goal of encouraging preventive health management as opposed to disease management," says Bluth. "With the CSI health stations, we are successfully giving individuals the tools and resources to be proactive in managing good health, monitoring risk and accessing the information and resource support they need."

Unique to the CSI health station system is the ability of users to establish personal medical records (PMRs) that compile and store test results from the health station as well as physician visits, hospitalizations and prescription histories. Using revolutionary technology that is part of the patented CSI health station system, CSI can provide individuals with secure Internet access to their PMRs.

About Computerized Screening Inc.

Computerized Screening Inc. (CSI) is a privately held medical device manufacturer, healthcare technology, marketing and information company. The centerpiece of CSI's health complement is the CSI health station, one-stop health information and screening technology that features four patents. Included in these is a patent for the most accurate, non-invasive automated blood pressure measurement device in existence today. CSI was founded in 1978, with a mission to offer affordable, accurate blood pressure and heart rate testing in non-clinical settings. One billion tests have been performed in CSI's twenty-five years, and CSI is achieving its founding corporate mission to provide individuals with access to accurate, affordable health assessment tools and information that encourage wellness and disease prevention. CSI is based in Sparks, Nevada. Their website is www.computerized-screening.com.
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