SBR Health implements sophisticated workflows for virtual visits, whether that is a simple, scheduled one-on-one appointment or an on-demand service that can bring in multiple providers, caregivers, and language interpreters. It works with most electronic health records to schedule visits and manage communication with patients and can deliver detailed reports and summaries.
SBR Health Applications include:
Virtual home and clinic visits
Post-discharge follow up
Virtual rounding for inpatient and outpatient care
Vidyo and Thinklabs, unrivaled leaders in telemedicine, have been working together for more than five years to create the best-in-class integrated video and audio experience.
By simply clicking the stethoscope icon in VidyoConnect, the provider can listen to the stethoscope on their patient in a remote location. While listening, the provider can instruct the patient and remote nurse. Then simply click again to return to regular videoconference audio. The simple and easy interface inside VidyoConnect means there’s no interruption to the regular workflow of the physical exam.
Thinklabs was founded in 1991 by Clive Smith, an Electrical Engineering graduate of Caltech. The name implies the company’s goal – think deeply about problems that matter and develop imaginative solutions. Smith has always had a passion for medical electronics, sound, music and signal processing.
In the mid 90’s, Smith read a paper in Circulation indicating that stethoscope acoustics had essentially not improved since Laennec built the first stethoscope in 1816. Physicians confirmed that even top-of-the-line conventional stethoscopes did a poor job of amplifying heart and lung sounds. Thus began Smith’s obsession to re-invent the stethoscope.
The concept of an electronic stethoscope was not new. For a century, the road to perfect auscultation was littered with the carcasses of failed efforts. Smith started experimenting. Technologies were tested, rejected, modified and retested. The key breakthrough came with a question: How can one create an electrical analog to the acoustic pressure changes in a conventional stethoscope?
All the benefits of advanced electronic technology would then accrue and the authentic sound of the stethoscope would be preserved. Physicians would not require any ear retraining. A completely new transducer was needed.
Smith found that he could detect the vibration of a stethoscope diaphragm using a high intensity electric field – almost 1 million Volts per meter! The result – The Electromagnetic Diaphragm that is key to the audio quality of every Thinklabs stethoscope. Smith spent another 7 years perfecting the product. The ds32 was released in late 2003, becoming the choice of a loyal community of users.
The Thinklabs One marks another paradigm shift in stethoscope design – a bold move to eliminate the hollow tube styling that pre-dates The American Civil War. It represents a belief that the time has come for the familiar icon of medicine to be retired to the museum.
The integration offers health systems who need to affordably scale real-time remote examinations in a clinical setting a simple, easy to deploy solution that enables providers to give the most advanced level of video-based remote examination available.
The TytoCare integration is a cloud-based telehealth solution that simulates a comprehensive physical examination using portable connected diagnostic devices. This integration brings together two best-in-class solutions that extend the remote clinicians’ diagnostic capabilities by allowing them to see and speak with patients and consulting providers using Vidyo’s proven telehealth platform and examine patients using TytoCare’s all-in-one stethoscope, otoscope, tongue depressor, exam camera and thermometer to perform physical exams remotely.
The only thing better than real time video communication is the ability to embed it directly with the existing user interface for both patients and clinicians and Vidyo enabled Epic to do that. With Epic’s Video Visits, patients can log into MyChart, view their upcoming appointments and simply tap a button to connect to the virtual examination room and clinicians can pull up their list of appointments and select any patient to review his or her chart irrespective of their device or location. And, if it is a telehealth consultation, he or she can simply click to join. The clinician is able to continue charting, write scripts, and place orders in real time while carrying on the face to face interaction with the patient – just like he or she would if the patient were physically present. With high-tech infrastructure and easy integrations, Video Visits is enhancing real time telehealth communication.