September 4, 2008
InTouch Health(R) Named to Inc. Magazine’s 2008 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America
InTouch Technologies, Inc. (d.b.a. InTouch Health), the world leader in Remote Presence healthcare solutions, announced today that it has been named on Inc. magazine's top 500 fastest-growing companies in the U.S. with a three-year sales growth rate of 958 percent. The list is the most comprehensive look at an important segment of the economy - America's independent minded entrepreneurs.
InTouch Health's RP-7(R) robotic system is a next-generation telehealth technology platform that provides immersive two-way audio visual communications, mobility on both ends, and a proprietary software architecture that ensures reliable and robust connections from anywhere with Internet access. The technology enables a physician to "beam in" immediately to the patient's side to render care. The Company has more than 200 hospital customers using the RP-7 in high acuity applications such as tele-stroke and tele-ICU coverage.
The 2008 Inc. 500, as revealed in the September issue of Inc. magazine (on newsstands August 26 - September 30), reported aggregate revenue of $13.7 billion and median three-year growth of 1,046%. Complete information on this year's Inc. 500, including company profiles and a list of the fastest-growing companies that can be sorted by industry and region can be found at www.inc5000.com.
"If you want to find out which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500," said Inc. Editor Jane Berentson. "These are the most innovative, dynamic, fast-growing companies in the nation - the ones coming up with solutions to some of our knottiest problems, creating systems that let us conduct business faster and easier, and manufacturing products we soon discover we can't live without. The Inc. 500 list is Inc. magazine's tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition."
Yulun Wang, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO of InTouch Technologies, said, "InTouch Health is honored to be recognized by Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the country. Our success in the marketplace has been driven by our society's need to have better access to the dedicated physicians and nurses who care for us all. Our Remote Presence technology extends the reach of these professionals such that they can provide the higher quality care at a lower cost to a larger population. We look forward to bringing InTouch Health's Remote Presence healthcare solutions to hospitals throughout the world."
About InTouch Health
InTouch Technologies, Inc. (d.b.a. InTouch Health) is a privately held company based in Santa Barbara, California. The company has pioneered Remote Presence technology for healthcare providers. Through its RP-7 Remote Presence Robotic System, a proprietary mobile robotic and communications platform, doctors are able to consult with hospital-based patients and staff more easily and frequently. The InTouch Health solution leverages the time and expertise of healthcare professionals across multiple care facilities, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of care delivery. The Company has over 200 RP-7 systems deployed in acute care settings that are utilized for a range of clinical applications including stroke and multidisciplinary outreach, remote critical care coverage, on-call services and rounding. For more information about InTouch Health please visit www.intouchhealth.com.
About Inc. magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, LLC., Inc. magazine (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 724,110, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology.