Medpod Reinvents the Doctor’s House Call

Medpod Reinvents the Doctor’s House Call

(NFV News, 4/24/17)

Medpod, Inc. today announced MobileDoc, a compact medical office in a bag that stands to dramatically advance telemedicine, reduce healthcare costs and provide greater access to care for Americans. While telemedicine connections using video or Skype have been conducted before, this is the first time a remote connection between patient and physician has enabled the physician to receive and analyze diagnostic information from an array of professional medical devices in real-time.

Equipped with best-in-class professional grade medical devices secured inside a sturdy carry-on sized suitcase that fits in a car trunk, a nurse or medical assistant can easily visit a patient in the comfort of their home. From the patient’s home, the clinician can conduct more than 70 diagnostic tests and procedures ranging from cardiovascular, to ophthalmology, to respiratory while a physician directs from his/her office and engages the patient via a live face-to-face connection. The physician controls the medical devices and receives diagnostic information – heart rate, blood pressure, live scope examination, and more – in real-time, allowing the physician to immediately diagnose and prescribe treatment.

The results are provided to a physician who may be hundreds of miles away using proprietary data, video and voice telecommunications technology – connecting patient and doctor in a continuum of care that greatly expands access to healthcare.

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