NuPhysicia's confidence in the CareTone Ultra to stand up to the rigors of its use with the B3Zero attests to the dependability of our industry-leading digital stethoscope technology
Minneapolis, Minn; Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 1, 2008
American TeleCare, Inc. (ATI), leader in the development and application of intelligent monitoring and video-based telehealth solutions, announced that NuPhysicia, LLC has incorporated ATI's CareTone Ultra digital stethoscope into the B3Zero® Telemedicine Suitcase System. CareTone Ultra, one of ATI's patented CareTone Telephonic Stethoscopes, transfers high-quality, real-time auscultation sounds from the hearts, lungs and abdomens of remote patients. The innovative B3Zero Suitcase was developed by The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston and is now marketed by NuPhysicia LLC, their private telemedicine company. Named for its durable Zero Halliburton® aluminum case, the B3Zero is the premier device for portable, live-video telemedicine and connects physicians to patients anywhere in the world at any time.
"The ATI CareTone Ultra is a keystone component for our services," said Glenn G. Hammack, O.D., M.S.H.I., president of NuPhysicia, LLC and former leader of UTMB telemedicine. "Its simplicity, quality and reliability have been proven to us, even in applications as demanding as cardiology."
"NuPhysicia's confidence in the CareTone Ultra to stand up to the rigors of its use with the B3Zero attests to the dependability of our industry-leading digital stethoscope technology," said Randall Moore, M.D., M.B.A., chairman and chief executive officer, American TeleCare.
As approved carry-on luggage, the B3Zero is designed for easy transport, set-up and operation and gives remote populations the ability to connect with needed medical care. The rugged system has been used to evaluate Rift Valley Fever patients in isolated villages in Kenya, Africa. It is deployed to connect patients in Africa and South America to clinicians in Europe and the U.S. for evaluation and treatment of viral infectious diseases.
CareTone Stethoscopes from American TeleCare consist of a sending and receiving unit and are designed for simplicity of use. The sending unit contains a high-quality chest piece, a power indicator light and stereo headphone jack for consultation where there is a clinician at both the remote and central sites. The receiving unit includes headphones, volume control and a switch to select either bell or diaphragm frequency sounds.
About NuPhysicia, LLC
NuPhysicia LLC provides improved health care services - delivering doctor visits anytime, anywhere. It exclusively operates telemedicine methods developed by the University of Texas Medical Branch, proven through serving hundreds of thousands of patients around the world. NuPhysicia brings doctors to the patient - no matter where they are, live or work even in remote corners of the globe. With NuPhysicia, patients take significant control of their health care, keeping them healthy and productive, all while improving convenience and reducing costs. For more information about NuPhysicia, visit http://www.nuphysicia.com or call 713.358.9270.
About American TeleCare
Founded in 1993, American TeleCare (ATI) is the pioneer of intelligent monitoring and video-based telehealth technology. With proven experience in clinical process re-engineering, ATI works with leading healthcare organizations to put their patients at the center of care teams and supports them with best-in-class solutions. ATI systems connect continuous healing relationships and deliver essential information for clinical and self care. Ongoing monitoring and constant care of patients at home keeps them connected to clinical expertise and prevents acute events. The results: 100-200 percent increases in provider productivity and 65-95 percent reductions in emergency room and inpatient costs - achieved as care teams help physicians watch over, improve and maintain their patients' health. For more information, visit http://www.americantelecare.com. Then call 800-323-6667.