US Tele-Medicine of Palm desert, CA, a national full service telemedicine firm offering its proprietary Tele-Triage medical response to self-funded US corporations and state governments, and DKL, Inc., a Maryland medical device manufacturer whose patented device allows physicians to instantly register and monitor both heart and lung functions, in a remote environment, without the use attached wires or connectors, have signed a Joint Venture to deploy this revolutionary technology. .
“Currently our MD’s are able to remotely register blood pressure, pulse, pulse/ox and temperature, instantly during the video-conference consults with the patient at our kiosk,” said Jacques von Speyer, CEO of US Tele-Medicine. “Now, with this technology, in addition to the basic vital signs, our MD does actually see a live depiction of the patient’s heart functions and on a separate graph, the respiratory functions. The sensors are built into our kiosk, so a person merely sits in front of the device and the technology registers these markers remotely, non-invasively and immediately.”
The implications of a technology which can register ones respiratory or cardiac functions on a remote basis without invasive restrictions, is beyond extraordinary. Hundreds of millions worldwide suffer from respiratory and cardiac issues and if the facility to monitor conditions on a remote basis is presented, it will be a life changing and lifesaving event for not only people, but also for the healthcare industry.
“In a telemedicine setting this technology supports the inherent and purposeful cost saving benefits and furthers the concepts of patient centric and preventative care, to outcomes never before considered possible,” said Ted Wong, President of DKL, Inc. “US Tele-Medicine is the only American firm with remote vital sign proficiency and to think their doctors can provide a consult, remotely, with diagnostics that betters most face to face medical appointments, is very powerful.”
Currently EKG’s are performed with the patient tethered to six wires, recording pulses and movement of the heart. Most primary physicians do not have the time, the staff or the equipment to provide such services, preferring to leave these ministrations to specialists. Cost of an EKG ranges from $175 - $1,175 predicated on who or where the test is performed. Presently such tests are available only to 40% of the world population. PFT's which measure lung functions are more obscure and not available in many rurals parts of the USA, Africa and Asia.
Evolutionary technologies are now changing the paradigm of healthcare by providing access and connectivity to physicians for people on a global basis. US Tele-Medicine touts an attitude they term Mass E-Care. von Speyer explains it as the ability to provide instant care to millions of people in a virtual clinic that functions on par with a brick and mortar medical clinics. Except here the patient and the physician may be thousands of miles apart.
DKL Inc., currently markets a technology which finds and locates human heartbeats within 700 feet of a sensor and used by Search and Rescue teams across the globe. US Tele-Medicine has acquired the exclusive rights to the technology for all telemedicine and remote disease management applications in the USA.