Healthcare Industry News: blood glucose monitoring
News Release - November 28, 2006
Cardiocom(TM) Announces New GlucoCom(TM) Division and Diabetes Product Sales TeamMINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 28 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Cardiocom LLC announced today the formation of a new GlucoCom(TM) Division to support the rapid growth of its diabetes management and blood glucose monitoring products. Sales for the new division will be headed by John Stokley, National Sales Director. Corporate headquarters for the GlucoCom(TM) division will be located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cardiocom has experienced tremendous growth over the past 10 years in its core telehealth products and services for chronic disease management, including diabetes. The growing demand for the new GlucoCom(TM) products has allowed Cardiocom's executive management to accelerate the creation of the new Division earlier than previously planned.
"Establishing the GlucoCom(TM) Division complements and enhances our ability to offer our customers an innovative, end-to-end solution for managing diabetes," said Daniel Cosentino, President, Cardiocom, "By launching this dedicated division, we will be able to maintain the high quality standards our home telemonitoring customers have come to expect from us. At the same time we can focus our efforts on servicing the rapid growth we are experiencing in the GlucoCom(TM) product line."
The GlucoCom(TM) product line offers the highest quality blood glucose monitor, test strips and test supplies. The monitor has the capability of connecting to AutoLink(TM), a patented telemonitoring device developed by Cardiocom to provide real-time trended blood glucose data to individuals or their health care providers. AutoLink(TM) transmits data via the patient's telephone line to the secure GlucoCom(TM) Diabetes Management web portal. There it can be accessed by patients or their health care providers to educate, adjust medications or alter diabetes care plans. The GlucoCom(TM) Division provides 7 day/24 hour support to individuals through its Customer Care Call Center. GlucoCom(TM) Customer Care may be reached at 1-800-678- 1446.
"I am extremely excited to join the strong team at Cardiocom," said Mr. Stokley, "They have clearly established a successful track record and vision of creating affordable products for individuals who want to control their blood glucose and lead healthier lives."
Mr. Stokley comes to GlucoCom(TM) from Becton-Dickinson and has over twelve years of pharmaceutical and medical device sales experience in national account sales and sales management. His primary responsibilities have been developing and executing successful new product launch strategies for blood glucose monitoring systems and establishing distribution channels for a variety of diabetes care related products.
Mr. Stokley is joined by Chuck Adams, National Account Manager, GlucoCom(TM). Mr. Adams joined GlucoCom(TM) from FMC Distributors where he was a National Account Manager. Additionally, Chuck has been a leading authority in developing pricing strategies with Part B Medicare pharmacies throughout the United States on specialty pharmaceutical products.
"Together, Mr. Stokley and Mr. Adams bring a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience in launching new products and establishing strategic partnerships in distribution channels across the United States," said Jodie Root, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, "We expect sales in the GlucoCom(TM) Division to expand rapidly under their direction."
About Cardiocom LLC
Cardiocom (www.cardiocom.com) is a leader in telemonitoring and disease management solutions. Founded in 1997, Cardiocom develops, manufactures and markets its own telehealth devices for congestive heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, COPD, Asthma, and ESRD. GlucoCom(TM) blood glucose monitoring (www.glucocom.com) was added to the Cardiocom product line in early 2006. Cardiocom's clients include some of the most respected health plans, hospital systems, home health groups and disease management vendors in the nation. Through these established relationships, Cardiocom improves the lives of thousands of people each day.
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