InTouch Health said today it launched an expanded range of FDA Class II telehealth devices and software including dedicated tablets and software solutions to enable telehealth delivery.
The Santa Barbara, Calif.-based company said the launch included the Vici Telehealth Cart, a customized Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) Surface Pro 4 tablet integrated into a slim form cart. InTouch also released updated Viewpoint software for PCs and tablets, as well as pre-customized Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) and Microsoft tablets with the Viewpoint software, and its Provider Access 2.0 software.
“Set against the backdrop of an aging population, the subspecialization of care, and inequality of care delivery across geographic and socioeconomic lines, clinicians are the most valuable resource in every hospital system. To leverage clinicians’ expertise appropriately and efficiently, health care organizations are increasingly relying on telehealth solutions to connect patients to physicians, to deliver greater access and higher quality, and ultimately to lower the cost of care. The combination of InTouch’s cloud network, and our suite of products and devices like the Vici Telehealth Cart, Viewpoint software, and Provider Access 2.0 software, creates a virtual connection – allowing a physician to connect to an emergency room or ICU one moment, to a skilled nursing facility the next, followed by a checkup on a post-acute patient recovering at home,” CEO Joseph DeVivo said in a press release.
Last June, InTouch Health said that Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) picked up a stake for an undisclosed amount, as the companies embarked on a project to develop patient informatics solutions for Intuitive’s da Vinci robot-assisted surgery platform.
InTouch said part of the investment will go toward enhancing its telehealth cloud to host and deliver 3D anatomical reconstructions for surgeons using the da Vinci device.