|By Business Wire||
|February 24, 2014 08:02 AM EST|
A military veteran checks in with his primary care physician in Glenwood Springs, Colo.; a child is seen by a specialist at Oakland Children’s Hospital; and an elderly patient who is having increasing difficulty understanding normal conversation has his hearing checked in Togus, Maine. The connection between all three patients and their healthcare providers takes place, using a GlobalMed® i8500™ Mobile Telemedicine Station.
“We developed the i8500 to advance and improve the access to healthcare, and it continues to deliver on that promise,” said Joel E. Barthelemy, GlobalMed Founder and Managing Director. “People like it because it’s scalable and interoperable, and works with a variety of medical devices.”
Small, acute care critical access hospitals have invested in the mobile telemedicine station and use it for a number of modalities. By providing connected health with remote specialists, more patients can stay at their local hospital. This allows facilities to retain patient revenues and helps hold down the cost of healthcare.
Now, the i8500 provides an all-in-one solution for remote audiology assessment, using four industry standard testing devices, including the ability to tune hearing aids. This opens up the opportunity for audiologists to expand to satellite clinics and to see patients in rural areas who may find it difficult or inconvenient to travel for in-person visits.
The i8500 platform with its available medical peripherals, as well as its audiology components, will be featured in the GlobalMed Booth #1909 at HIMSS 2014, February 23-27.
GlobalMed develops integrated telemedicine solutions for healthcare providers and corporate health programs. Our mission is to transform healthcare globally by developing and integrating secure and efficient health delivery systems that improve access and quality of care, while eliminating unnecessary costs. GlobalMed’s broad array of connected medical devices and patient data workflow systems enable complete patient encounters from the patient location and the doctor to anywhere around the world, across a full range of healthcare specialties. For more information, visit www.globalmed.com or call 1-800-886-3692
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