I find this amazing and obvious at the same time. Health Leaders Media reports…
The physical divide between telehealth providers and consumers has now been compressed thanks to TytoHome, a handheld device that enables patients to conduct remote exams from their home and transmit the data through a smartphone.
Manufactured by Tyto Care, the digital kit is now available through BestBuy.com, as well as from participating health systems, including Ochsner Health System, based in New Orleans, and Sanford Health, headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Most kits purchased directly through Best Buy will connect consumers to physicians at LiveHealth Online, setting up a national caller base for the telehealth provider.
The TytoHome portable examination device features a touch screen that guides patients through the exam process and has attachments that capture digital heart and lung sounds; body temperature; and images of the skin, ears, and throat. The data can be used during live video encounters with physicians or stored on a mobile app and forwarded for review by a clinician at a later time. An online video demonstrates how the product can be used.
The platform also allows for simple integration with electronic health records, third party exam tools, and other telehealth platforms.
I think this could open a door to folks who don’t like going to the doctor. It will make life easier for parents who can use it to report on their kids. For folks in remote areas this means you can have a more meaningful remote visit and not miss a day of work.