USA: Net Medical Xpress, a developer of medical IT solutions and services, has implemented Tely Lab’s telyMed videoconferencing system as part of its new range of remote, telemedicine-based clinical and diagnostic programs for hospitals.
By adding the unique capabilities of the telyMed video collaboration capabilities, Net Medical Xpress physicians can now undertake virtual live consultations, diagnoses and patient interactions, bringing beneficial and potentially life-saving specialist services to facilities where these were previously unavailable.
Since Net Medical Xpress began using the telyMed product in early 2012, the hospitals they serve have been able to avoid transferring patients to other healthcare facilities in 106 out of 114 video consult cases, a 93 percent success rate.
These include four instances of administering the clot-busting drug tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) - which can be fatal if not correctly prescribed - following video diagnoses with remote specialists. So far, client hospitals have generated retained patient revenues of more than ten times the costs of the Net Medical Xpress service using Tely Labs’ telyMed solution.
“The telyMed appliance is the first video calling solution that makes it simple, secure and affordable for healthcare organizations to connect to remote medical teams for potentially lifesaving interactions,” said Dick Govatski, CEO of Net Medical Xpress. “If hospitals can quickly gain access to expert diagnosis, take immediate remedial action, and not disrupt patients’ lives by transferring them to facilities far away from home, it’s a winning formula.”