Guide: Telemedicine benefits held back by lack of reimbursements
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Telemedicine video technology can be embedded in a futuristic disaster medicine kit or it can underpin a remote pathology lab on a cart.
SwyMed evolved the technology and positioned it for the telehealth market to provide encrypted asynchronous or real-time video for ambulances, remote medicine or home health in locations without established broadband service.
At ATA 2016, John Kroon, swyMed's vice president for European operations, demonstrated a ruggedized orange plastic case he designed to house a suite of remote medicine diagnostic tools, including a pulse oximeter, dermascope, iriscope, otoscope and stethoscope.
"It's an array of different peripherals connected to software that can be used in real time for point-to-point care," Kroon explained.
Users of swyMed's systems generally put the technology to use running in the background under their own branded systems.
Customers include urban-based healthcare systems with rural-dwelling patients who can benefit from telehealth services.