InTouch Health to Present Remote Presence to Congressional Members
Innovations in Wireless Health event allows technologies to present in Washington, D.C.
Santa Barbara, CA, September 22, 2010 – On Thursday, September 23, InTouch Health® will join members of the Gary and Mary West Wireless Health Institute in their Innovations in Wireless Health event, presenting to congressional members and their staff. This event showcases multiple wireless technologies used in healthcare today.
InTouch Health will be presenting its suite of FDA-cleared mobile telemedicine devices. These Remote Presence endpoints provide physicians the ability to connect with any patient instantaneously. This capability improves quality of care by providing timely access to the right medical expertise. Institutions that do not have physician specialists on staff can improve standards of care and best practices in their hospitals by leveraging Remote Presence to partner with facilities that have advanced and comprehensive clinical programs. By delivering these best practices remotely, hospitals are able to reduce costs by improving medical decision making, avoiding inappropriate transfers and reducing medical errors.
“InTouch Health’s Remote Presence technology allows physicians to be in two places at one time, overcoming the traditional boundaries of geography and time. We bring world-class healthcare to underserved and remote areas of the country,” said Charlie Huiner, Vice President of Healthcare Enterprises at InTouch Health. “Our solutions address real problems that are prevalent in wide populations of our country. We look forward to sharing case studies with congressional members and staff that speak to many of the healthcare benefits enabled by our technology.”
About InTouch Health
InTouch Health provides comprehensive telemedicine solutions that enable physicians to perform real-time consults with hospital patients. Through a single interface, physicians can access a host of FDA-cleared Remote Presence devices to provide and document care into emergency rooms, critical care units, patient wards and operating rooms. Wherever access to medical expertise is limited, InTouch Health’s Remote Presence telemedicine solutions can effectively extend the physician’s reach to manage patient care, thereby removing critical time and distance barriers.
The Company has more than 300 hospital locations on six continents using Remote Presence to deliver specialty care services such as stroke, critical care coverage, cardiology, trauma, pediatrics, neonatology, behavioral health, patient rounds, translation services, clinical education and surgical/procedure mentoring.