West Central Tribune reports…
Sanford Health has launched a pocket-sized device that it hopes will revolutionize how it takes care of many of its patients.
The device, called TytoHome, works with a customer’s phone to connect live with both Sanford health care providers. A range of pieces of equipment attaches to it to check ears, heart, breathing and temperature, among other information, and send that information to the provider.
Sanford’s goal is to provide virtual exams, making it easy for patients to get checked without visiting a clinic or emergency room.
Sanford partnered with Israeli startup Tyto Care to offer the $299 devices exclusively to patients in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.