InTouch Health to Serve More Than Forty-Five Telemedicine Networks Globally
Los Angeles, CA, February 9, 2011 – InTouch Health® today announced that more than 45 telemedicine networks are currently under management. In total, these networks represent 475 contracted hospital locations where 375 are delivering telemedicine clinical services and the remaining 100 are undergoing pre-installation planning. InTouch Health provides complete telemedicine solutions that allow physicians to remotely perform real-time consults with hospital patients. The Company provides a secure cloud-based telemedicine platform, FDA-cleared Remote Presence endpoints, 24/7 network support and comprehensive implementation services.
InTouch Health partners with hospitals and physicians to build sustainable telemedicine programs that yield outstanding clinical outcomes and financial results. As an example, the Company’s Remote Presence technology and services have played an important role in the development of a leading Neurosciences Center of Excellence at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia. “As a center of excellence serving communities in three states, we have the clinical expertise and long-standing regional relationships. InTouch Health uniquely provides the telemedicine know-how, infrastructure services and technology. With InTouch Health’s assistance, we were able to develop the Jefferson Expert Teleconsulting (JET) service, an integral component of the Jefferson Neuroscience Network,” said Pamela Kolb, Vice President of Clinical and Support Services, Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia, PA.
“We are very pleased to have been selected as the telemedicine partner-of-choice for many of the top health systems in our country and abroad,” stated Yulun Wang, Ph.D., chairman and chief executive officer for InTouch Health. “Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and in First World nations. Of the more than 45 telemedicine networks we are involved with, a large portion are stroke specific, which virtually places a neurologist at the stroke victim’s bedside at a moment’s notice. At the International Stroke Conference this week the Michigan Stroke Network will be presenting the four year results for its statewide telestroke program.”
InTouch Health will be showcasing its full suite of products and services at the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles, CA, on February 9-10, 2011. The Company will unveil planned improvements to its next generation StrokeRESPOND®, a telemedicine workflow solution designed to support an expert physician’s acute stroke management. Web-based StrokeRESPOND captures data elements relevant to the administering of rt-PA, while enabling rapid clinical decision making. The solution provides complete flexibility for the hospital and physician, including fully customizable modules and fields to fit any institution’s needs for quality reporting and outcomes measurement.
For more information about InTouch Health’s Remote Presence telemedicine solutions, visit us at Booth #102 at the International Stroke Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
About InTouch Health
InTouch Health provides comprehensive telemedicine solutions and expertise that enable physicians to perform real-time consults with patients. Through a single portal, physicians can access a host of purpose-built, FDA-cleared telemedicine devices to provide care anywhere across the continuum: homes, clinics, ambulances, procedure rooms, EDs, ICUs, and patient wards. The InTouch Health Remote Presence telemedicine network is powered through its SureConnect® cloud-based infrastructure providing unparalleled connection quality and reliability, interoperability, workflow imaging and documentation, and services and support. 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 375 hospital locations on six continents enrolled in its Remote Presence network for the delivery of telemedicine services such as stroke, critical care, cardiology, trauma, pediatrics, neonatology, behavioral health, language translation, and clinical education and surgical/procedure mentoring.