For Immediate Release
C-HEAR EXPANDS VERTICAL REACH INTO MEDICAL SPACE
WITH ADDITION OF RENOWNED DR. JEAN ACHTERBERG
DALLAS (April 4, 2019) – With the innovative company’s revolutionary and proprietary Codec already branding it as a leader in the fields of education, communication, legal and visual impairment, C-Hear announces a significant expansion into the medical space. Bennett Health President Dr. Jean Achterberg is joining the C-Hear team, poised to play a key role in the conception and launch of the company’s patented technology.
The extension of C-Hear’s vertical reach comes on the heels of the company’s rave reviews at prominent tech showcases South by Southwest and Dallas Startup Week.
“Dr. Achterberg brings 20 years of industry expertise in developing and commercializing disruptive medical device technologies,” says C-Hear founder and CEO Adena Harmon. “Her addition bolsters our effort to have C-Hear integrated across multiple industries.”
C-Hear was founded upon a simple idea and a single destination: Provide an image with sound in a single file, without the need for a big, cumbersome video. Its ability to provide unfakable documents, unbreakable contracts, unstealable images and the advent of secure, portable, talking pictures is benefitting not only the seven million visually impaired Americans using the Internet, but also teachers, lawyers and, now, the healthcare industry.
“Our first initiative is to deliver value to the radiology and diagnostic imaging environment. With C-Hear technology, we are positioned to offer physicians the ability to communicate clinical results and opinions seamlessly with the corresponding clinical images,” says Dr. Achterberg. “Currently, in almost all environments, the reports are stored in the Radiology Information Systems (RIS), and the images are stored in the Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS). For the first time, we have the capabilities to store this information in one file using the C-Hear patented technology. This offers tremendous advantages over existing technology.”
At SXSW and DSW, C-Hear’s technology was hailed as an Internet disruptor destined to change how consumers hear pictures and transfer data. With the addition of Dr. Achterberg, the tech company is also on its way to transforming how the medical industry stores and communicates sensitive clinical material.
A Dallas-based company launched in 2015, C-Hear was created for the purpose of delivering a small digital footprint file containing both image and sound. C-Hear’s revolutionary Codec will help the seven million visually impaired Americans “hear” images on the Internet, while also allowing health-industry companies and their patients a smooth transition into the age of ADA compliance. Recognizing that more than 30 percent of all websites (more than 87 million) use WordPress as their primary framework for the administration of content, C-Hear is developing a WordPress plugin set of widgets and templates. Having found its space snuggled between static images and fast-moving videos, C-Hear is proud to be a disruptive enabler of talking pictures.