CHANTILLY, VA (March 30, 2016) – i4C Innovations Inc., dba Voyce, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX) and the creators of the Voyce Health and Wellness Management System™, is pleased to announce that the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences will be the first veterinary college and teaching hospital to offer the Voyce Pro Wellness Monitoring Program™ to all patients, beginning in April, 2016.
Voyce Pro – designed specifically for veterinarians – enables remote observation of canine patients’ biometric data, including resting heart and respiratory rates, intensity of activity, quality of rest, and calories burned and more using the Voyce Health Monitor™. These data collected from a dog’s home environment have never before been available to veterinarians and are used to drive better patient health and practice outcomes.
“We’re very excited to partner with such a revered institution as Texas A&M,” said Michael Stanfield, Chairman and CEO of Intersections Inc. “We look forward to assisting the clinical activities of the college’s veterinarians, faculty, and students, while allowing the hospital’s clients to better understand their dog’s health and wellness using the objective data provided by the Voyce Pro System. Texas A&M has a commitment to technology as a vehicle for better medicine, and we are very pleased to assist in meeting that commitment.”
Eleanor M. Green, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP, the Carl B. King dean for veterinary medicine at the CVM is passionate about incorporating the latest technological advancements in veterinary medicine in the hospital.
“As an organization, we strive to shape tomorrow’s veterinarians while providing our clients an unmatched patient experience,” said Dr. Eleanor Green, “and integrating the latest advancements in veterinary medicine and technology is essential to our success. We look forward to incorporating Voyce Pro into our hospital and benefitting from the remote monitoring and objective data provided by this exciting new program.”
The partnership between Voyce and the CVM developed as a result of the positive experiences that Sonya G. Gordon, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology), had while using the system during a small trial on her canine patients suffering from heart disease.
“I use Voyce data in combination with my medical evaluation for the assessment of the clinical stability of my heart failure patients,” said Gordon. “Based on the health data I see, specifically resting heart rate, I can ascertain if a patient’s clinical management is effective and intervene, if necessary. The best tool to treat heart failure is early diagnosis. Voyce Pro has the potential to help us do a better job of this in a simple, cost-effective manner.”
How the Program Works
Canine patients are enrolled in the Voyce Pro program based on a veterinary recommendation. The patient is provided a Voyce Health Monitor, worn comfortably around the dog’s neck. Hospital staff have the ability to set customized data parameters for each patient, based on their individual conditions or needs, and the Voyce Pro Wellness Monitoring Program will alert the veterinarian if the key vital signs and wellness indicators move outside of those set parameters. Unprecedented biometric data collected from the Voyce Health Monitor will sync with the interactive and user-friendly Veterinary Dashboard – easily accessible from any web-enabled device – that provides access to information about each patient enrolled in the Voyce Pro program.
To discuss the Voyce Pro partnership with the CVM, please contact Shannon Stevens at Fetching Communications at 631.569.2285 or Shannon.firstname.lastname@example.org. Product information and support for Voyce Pro is available at http://voycepro.com/.
Voyce is comprised of a diverse team of passionate individuals committed to building a suite of unique products and services for the companion animal market. As part of its comprehensive approach to pet wellness, Voyce brings a new era of personalized care to pets – where pet parents and veterinarians are empowered with unprecedented insights and tangible information about the health and wellbeing of each individual dog. I4C Innovations, dba Voyce, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intersections Inc. and is headquartered in Chantilly, VA. For more information, please visit http://voyce.com/.
Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX) provides innovative, information-based solutions that help consumers manage risks and make better-informed life decisions. Under its IDENTITY GUARD® brand and other brands, the company helps consumers monitor, manage and protect against the risks associated with their identities and personal information. The company’s subsidiary Habits at Work provides insurance and other services that help consumers manage risks and achieve personal goals. The company’s i4C Innovations subsidiary provides VOYCE™, a groundbreaking pet wellness monitoring system for pet owners and veterinarians. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, the company was founded in 1996. To learn more, visit www.intersections.com.
Established in 1916, the College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the world’s leading institutions in animal health care and research. One of only 30 veterinary colleges in the United States, and the only one in Texas, the College of Veterinary Medicine has a current enrollment of 3,000 professional, graduate, and undergraduate students and more than 5,800 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degrees have been awarded since the college’s inception. With more than 175 faculty and a physical plant of seven major buildings, it is one of the largest veterinary colleges in the world. For more information, please visit http://vetmed.tamu.edu.