July 25, 2017

How telehealth devices can complement virtual care



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By Emily Wolfe (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

In the last few years, many companies have begun to integrate telehealth technology into healthcare devices. These devices, aimed at remote patient monitoring or biometric tracking, can provide physicians with important information and context during a video visit, and allow consumers to use telehealth for many different healthcare needs. Here are a few notable telehealth devices that have integrated telehealth technology to better the patient and provider experience: Tyto Care: Tyto ’s health devices, built for remote patient monitoring, allow patients to conduct in-home medical examinations during a telehealth visit with a physician. These all-in-one devices include a built-in thermometer and camera for taking pictures and videos; stethoscope; otoscope; and tongue depressor attachments for examining the heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose and throat.

American Well’s telehealth kiosk: Telehealth kiosk s can be used in office, retail and hospital settings to
help patients access high-quality care while simultaneously reducing healthcare costs. The telehealth kiosks include a variety of peripheral devices such as an otoscope, stethoscope and blood pressure cuff.

Apple Health Kit: Patients can share key health metrics such as heart rate and blood pressure, as well as nutrition and fitness information with a doctor through their iPhone device. This […]

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