SOURCE: Yorktel


February 29, 2016 08:45 ET

Yorktel Introduces FeatherMed, a Portable Telehealth Kit at HIMSS 2016

Portable Suitcase Makes Remote Medical Care Efficient and Convenient; Mitigates Bandwidth Consumption, Enables HIPAA Compliant Video, and Solves Portability, Security and Interoperability

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Feb 29, 2016) -  From HIMSS 2016 Booth #11512, Yorktel (@Yorktelcorp), the worldwide leader in cloud, UC&C, and video managed services, introduced FeatherMed, a self-contained, clinical portable telehealth kit.

FeatherMed is an "on-the-go" telehealth kit that can easily be carried into various remote and home care situations, for emergency or follow-up care with seniors, veterans and chronically ill patients. Packaged in a sleek, ergonomic, small form factor carrying case, FeatherMed is 50 percent lighter and far less bulky than other market offerings.

Utilizing a proprietary video compression technology unique to Yorktel, FeatherMed enables HD, encrypted, jitter-free, face-to-face patient consultations using bandwidth as low as 90 kb, compared to 700 kb required by other devices.

FeatherMed, which is compliant with home health care regulations, solves the problem of delivering quality, efficient patient care in "off site" settings away from the hospital or clinic while drastically cutting costs.

"Home medical care is fast becoming a critical component to serving patients of all ages," said James Custer, director of healthcare product solutions, Yorktel.

"FeatherMed," he continued, "answers the need for delivering higher levels of care which are budget friendly, convenient, compliant and eliminate the complexities of telemedicine and video communications. Speed to care can directly impact patient outcomes, so bringing equipment directly to the patient environment can shorten the time to care, particularly in an emergency situation.

FeatherMed is available in three variations:

Cardiac Kit
Primarily for heart-related care, includes the following:

  • Stethoscope.
  • Electrocardiogram.

Clinical Lite

  • Stethoscope.
  • JEDMED Horus Scope, a hand-held video system, specific to telemedicine, utilizing interchangeable attachments for multi discipline medical applications.
  • Otoscope lens.
  • General exam lens.
  • Dermascope lens.

Clinical Kit

  • Stethoscope.
  • JEDMED Horus Scope, a hand-held video system, specific to telemedicine, utilizing interchangeable attachments for multi discipline medical applications.
  • Otoscope lens.
  • General exam lens.
  • Dermascope lens.
  • Thermometer.
  • Pulsox monitor.
  • Blood pressure kit.

"FeatherMed is a nice addition to our portfolio of telehealth endpoints, which connect patients to their clinical care team virtually" said Pete McLain, senior vice president of healthcare, Yorktel. "Yorktel is committed to providing simple, well-designed, state-of-the-art video endpoints -- whether that is fixed wall units, mobile carts or, now, portable kits -- to facilitate a health system's growing virtual care network. We back those up with end-to-end infrastructure, services and support so that our health care customers can focus on delivering the best patient care."

Yorktel, the trusted video communications provider for numerous health systems, Fortune 500 enterprise and federal government agencies, makes telehealth possible by providing standards-based, encrypted video communications that support interoperability and mobile point-of-care platforms, connecting doctors, specialists and clinicians to patients everywhere. By virtue of its ISO 27001-certified, state-of-the art video network operations center (VNOC), Yorktel provides the assurance of video communication security and privacy, and best practices that adhere to protected health information standards and HIPAA compliance.

Yorktel continues to expand its telehealth portfolio, which includes video communications for collaborative diagnostics between doctors and remote specialists. In 2015, the company reported 77 percent worldwide growth for the practice.

About Yorktel
Yorktel is a leading global provider of UC&C, cloud, and video managed services for large enterprise and federal government customers. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in New Jersey, with offices across the U.S., U.K. and France, Yorktel enables customers to successfully integrate video into their operations -- from video conferencing to video event production, on premise or in the cloud. Yorktel designs, integrates, and manages enterprise-wide unified communications solutions.

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