New York (PRWEB) June 06, 2014
Future Care Inc., a leading provider of healthcare management services to the maritime community, and Yale University Department of Occupational & Environmental Medicine hosted a panel discussion today: “Illness At Sea – Breaking the Cycle Of Unscheduled Repatriation Through Primary Healthcare And Tele-Medicine.”
This seminar was held at the Posidonia 2014 Exhibition in Athens, Greece, at 11:00 a.m. on June 3, 2014. The distinguished panel of experts discussed the growing prevalence of shipboard telemedical diagnosis and treatment and its effect on the immediate and long term health care of the international seafarer.
The panel discussion was kicked off with remarks by Christina DeSimone, CEO of Future Care Inc. The panel discussion featured Martin Slade, Lecturer & Director of Research of Yale Occupational & Environmental Medicine; Antonio Abaya, M.D., Medical Director of Health Metrics, Inc.; George D. Gourdomichalis, Managing Director, Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A.; Gregor Ross, Sales & Marketing Director- Europe, Globecomm Maritime; and Vivian Andria, Director of International Division Operations, of Future Care, Inc.
Ms. Christina DeSimone, CEO of Future Care, Inc. commented at the seminar: “I am pleased that Future Care and the Yale School of Medicine are continuing our efforts to focus attention on the increasing use of telemedicine in the maritime community and the tremendous dollar savings to ship owners by utilizing the “Caring for the Crew” program offered by Future Care.”
Among related subjects our Panel discussed the role of the Pre-Employment Medical Examinations in preventing shipboard illness; how the quality and delivery of Telemedicine at sea is improving both emergency response and primary healthcare and reducing unscheduled repatriation; and how Future Care and Yale University School of Medicine plan to monitor the impact of this expanding technology on the overall health of the international seafarer population. A brief question and answer period followed.
About Future Care Inc:
Future Care is a provider of medical care management services for the world-wide seafaring community. The company assists maritime employers in adapting cost containment and medical care management solutions while simultaneously seeking to provide seafarers with the highest quality medical care, both in the United States and internationally. Future Care’s professional medical management services guide the employer in meeting the challenges imposed by the Jones Act and other U.S. statutes, as well as obligations mandated under the general maritime law; international treaties and protocols, such as Title IV of the Maritime Labour Convention; the law of individual countries and contractual arrangements such as collective bargaining agreements. For further information about Future Care Inc. or upcoming events, contact us directly, or visit the Company's website at http://www.futurecareinc.com/.