7Layers Announces Wireless Health Expert to Adcise Its Mobile Health Group

July 12, 2012 — 7Layers News

Dr. John McManus takes role as the medical advisor to 7Layers’ growing mHealth test & certification services group.

Irvine, CA, July 11, 2012 -The health expert Dr. John McManus MD MCR MBA FACEP, will advise 7Layers in the continued development of the 7Layers medical test & certification services. As an early provider of mHealth (mobile health, wireless health) test services, 7Layers is currently working with governmental organizations, mobile health organizations, and medical mobile device companies to meet the growing needs of the mobile healthcare industry. By bringing on Dr. McManus, 7Layers joins wireless technology know-how with medical expertise for the benefit of the mHealth industries.

COL (Ret.) Dr. John McManus is a trauma and emergency medical expert, and served as director for the U.S. Army’s Center of Pre-Deployment Medicine. Dr, McManus is a physician executive that possesses extensive and progressively responsible experience that provided clinical leadership and medical management in both the Department of Defense and civilian medical community. Dr. McManus is an internationally recognized researcher and speaker with over 500 presentations and an accomplished author of over 100 scientific publications, including the editor of 5 medical textbooks. He is on the forefront of practicing medicine in the field. Dr. McManus has received many honors for his work, including the National Emergency Medicine teaching award by the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. McManus has participated and advised in several medical disasters including acting as an advisor to the medical response to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the devastating earthquake in Haiti. His experience with practicing medicine in the field makes him an exceptional mentor to the mHealth industry.

Healthcare is currently cutting the cords by developing new innovative devices and applications that will help reach a new level of care. They will not only be capable of improving the life of patients and easing the work-process of practitioners and care workers, but at the same time significantly reduce the costs of healthcare systems. This is a promising trend not only for high-income countries but also in the developing world. However it can only become a reality, if all stakeholders understand that end-to-end safety, security and reliability is a must when it comes to transferring medical data with the help of wireless technologies.

7Layers will leverage its wireless expertise and Dr. McManus’ medical knowledge to conduct testing & certification services according to the established rules, recommendations and regulations. In addition, we are completely capable supporting hospitals, manufacturers, mobile health associations and governmental organizations with the development of test scenarios that help ensure end-to-end reliability, security and safety of wireless medical data transfer.

“It will take teams of medical and wireless experts to realize a future of better personalized healthcare, lower death rates, and improved overall health of people globally,” noted Dr. John McManus. “I am pleased that 7Layers can utilize my advice and years of experience to help further develop and conduct wireless health testing.”

“We have already been working with medical organizations and manufacturers to help bring testing services to the mobile health industry,” stated Daria Biernat, Business Development Manager for 7Layers’ mHealth test & certification services. “We are fortunate to be able to have someone like Dr. McManus join us in an advisory capacity to help us meet the continuously emerging wireless health testing needs.”

7Layers is preparing itself to be an industry resource and market access partner to mobile health companies and has already supported leading healthcare technology companies to prepare new mobile medical devices for market. 7Layers is not only committed to offering testing services to mobile health companies and organizations, but is an active part of the mHealth regulatory communities and is developing validation services and tests specifications for future requirements.

About 7Layers

7Layers, an international group of engineering & test centers, supports industries employing wireless technologies such as , GSM, GPRS, EDGE, CDMA, WiFi, GPS, TETRA, W-CDMA, Bluetooth®…. End product manufacturers, component manufacturers, network operators and technology associations benefit from working with 7Layers. 7Layers runs accredited Test Houses in the USA, Germany, China, Korea and Japan offering conformance and interoperability testing, certification and global type approval. The 7Layers’ Systems House offers product development and integration support, development of test specifications and test cases, as well as InterLab test solutions and test management systems. The 7Layers’ Software House provides the InterLab Software System, for the systematic verification & validation of complex high-tech products.

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