The surge of the smartphone and other smart devices has begun to spill over into various other industries, such as construction, finance – and now healthcare. The health market has begun developing applications that can do everything from tracking weight loss, improving exercise routines, checking sugar levels, to even creating doctor appointments.
InTouch Health, a landmark for acute care telemedicine, is the latest company to release an iPad application designed for providing real-time, acute telemedicine consults with patients.
The application, ControlStation (CS) App, has been cleared by the FDA and will allow doctors to integrate clinical workflow and documentation tools into one platform.
“The advent of the CS App for iPad provides an unmatched interface for doctors to deliver acute care telemedicine,” said Yulun Wang, Ph.D., chairman and CEO at InTouch Health. “Through one pane of glass, doctors now have at their fingertips all the tools – clinical patient data, medical imaging, and immersive remote presence – to provide complete patient consults from anywhere.”
The application offers numerous features, including: point-to-see and box-zoom capabilities, a universal interface that supports the full suite of InTouch Health medical devices, a secure backup to the SureConnect platform to prevent loss of data, and a full HIPAA and FDA compliance to ensure patients’ privacy.
Nicholas J. Okon, DO and CEO for Northwest Stroke Solutions and Medical Director of Providence TeleStroke Network, Oregon, said this application is the first of its kind. “This CS App takes telemedicine to a new level, and it is great to free myself from my laptop. It is so simple to use and highly effective for remote doctor-to-patient consults,” said Okon. “It addresses a large adoption barrier by providing doctors with a portable solution and intuitive interface enabling them to provide care from just about anywhere. Telemedicine should be this easy.”
InTouch Health is currently taking user registration for the CS App through its website, and will debut the application at the International Stroke Conference in Honolulu, HI beginning February 6 at booth #307.
Edited by Braden Becker