The following press release came out earlier this month. It's exciting to see how mobile computers are overcoming many of the telemedicine barriers and making it easier for physicians to engage in telemedicine.
GlobalMed Introduces New Mobile Telemedicine Carts and Tablet PC with HP
Fully integrated solution will help hospitals reduce transfer costs and enhance remote healthcare
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan 03, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- GlobalMed today announced it is partnering with HP to introduce three new mobile telemedicine carts and a tablet PC solution powered by HP Workstations and EliteBook PCs that will bring doctors and patients together for clinical healthcare at a distance. (See this video.)
The GlobalMed i8500 Series Mobile Telemedicine Carts powered by HP combine the power of the HP Z210 SFF (Small Form Factor) Workstations with HP L2105 Widescreen LCD Touchscreen monitors in a telemedicine cart that clinics can use to connect to other healthcare professionals around the world.
"Using our workstations and displays as the foundation, HP is changing the way we treat and see patients," said Chris Mertens, vice president, Healthcare, Personal Systems Group, HP. "Combining the reliability and stability of HP Workstations with HP's quality testing and certification processes makes the i8500 series a great choice for healthcare providers looking to connect to other facilities around the world."
Customized telemedicine to fit your workflow
The GlobalMed General Practice Cart powered by HP and GlobalMed Specialty Cart powered by HP come equipped with the TotalExam(TM) camera for close-up patient examinations, a digital stethoscope to hear high-quality real-time medical sounds remotely, and CapSure(R) image automation software to measure, annotate and time/date stamp examination images. The GlobalMed Specialty Cart powered by HP also includes a TotalENT(TM) otoscope for high-quality digital video.
The GlobalMed Educational Cart powered by HP offers a larger 42" HP monitor, making it ideal for patient and physician education programs. The large screen allows clinicians to gather in groups for continuing medical education classes, and lets practitioners connect more closely with patients in remote telehealth evaluations. The GlobalMed Endpoint Tablet PC 2760p allows physicians or specialists to view CapSure images through CONi(TM) Services remotely, allowing them to consult with patients from their home or remote office.
Cost savings to patients and providers alike
With the use of the i8500 Series Telemedicine Carts, specialists and physicians in urban areas can provide care to a remote clinics and practices telemedically, which reduces the frequency of patient transfers and eliminates the need for patients to travel long distances to receive sufficient care.
"Prior to telemedicine products like the GlobalMed carts, even the most acute cases of suspected cardiac problems were transferred outside of local clinics," said Joel E. Barthelemy, managing director of GlobalMed. "We've had one hospital report $560,000 in savings within six months of deploying our telemedicine carts by reducing transfer fees."
Industry-leading design and performance
All of the GlobalMed Telemedicine Carts powered by HP are tested and certified to perform with the top medical software solutions and peripheral devices. The HP Z210 SFF Workstations with Intel i5/i7 processors deliver performance and reliability that is ideal for medical imaging. The HP L2105 Widescreen LCD Touchscreen monitors advance the ease of use of GlobalMed's peripherals and image automation and viewing software.
GlobalMed's Mobile Telemedicine Carts have quickly become the telemedicine industry standard due to their ergonomic design, anti-microbial work surface and five-star, large wheel base that allows easy movement across any surface or threshold.
More information on HP Healthcare and Workstations solutions is available at: www.hp.com/go/hphealthcare and www.hp.com/zworkstations
Scottsdale, Ariz.-based GlobalMed is a real-time healthcare delivery system company that deploys state-of-the-art medical data and images to the cloud, providing access anywhere. GlobalMed has developed hardware, software and service solutions to enable leading healthcare professionals to be more effective in providing patient care, and more productive and efficient in managing patient information. Products include the TotalExam(TM) Camera, CapSure(R) Image Automation Software, CONi(TM) Services, CONiPACS and fully integrated mobile video cart systems for primary care applications. GlobalMed's position in the market has been recognized by its ranking as the Number 22 fastest growing company on the 2011 Inc 500 List.