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Remedy Shows How Patients Can See Experts Sooner With Beam: a Doctor's Visual Collaboration App on Google Glass at DEMO Enterprise 2014
Beam� Is the First Wearable End-to-End Clinician Collaboration Platform That Allows Healthcare Providers to Share Clinically Relevant Media Securely
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2014) - San Francisco-based Remedy (www.remedyonglass.com) recently unveiled the first Google Glass application that stands to change the face of the healthcare industry at DEMO Enterprise 2014 in San Francisco, Calif. Beam� enables the physician with the patient to capture and sync clinically relevant media to a specialist's screen. The specialist can asynchronously reply with a diagnosis that gets pushed to Glass's display, or, in urgent cases, discuss treatment options synchronously over a live video call. Beam allows a specialist to see through the eyes of the physician on scene and guide them through a procedure, a treatment plan, or a diagnosis. With Remedy's secure HIPAA compliant platform, clinicians are able to collaborate more meaningfully and more often.
Clinicians at Harvard and The University of Pennsylvania have now begun using Remedy's secure HIPAA compliant platform for patient care through an inaugural pilot program. Thought leaders in medicine see the potential of the technology to improve healthcare delivery and restore the doctor-patient relationship. "The potential value proposition may be enormous," said Dr. Steven Schwaitzberg, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chair of Surgery at Cambridge Health Alliance. "Wearable medical technology can bring physicians much closer to the patient than conventional telephone consultation. The inability to 'see' the patient can now be overcome."
Beam enhances the ability of the provider with the patient by making synchronous (real time) or asynchronous consults accessible at the point of care. Synchronous consults require just one click to share the first person perspective video from the provider with the patient wearing Google Glass to the remote specialist's screen. This allows medical professionals to diagnose and discuss in real time, while delivering care. For asynchronous consults, Beam seamlessly syncs clinically relevant media taken from Google Glass to a remote expert's screen to review. This allows doctors to make management decisions with visuals rather than with descriptions relayed over the phone. Remote specialists can respond to consult requests wherever they are through a tablet or laptop.
Beam is a secure HIPAA compliant platform designed for multimedia communication between dynamically shifting clinical teams. The app allows a remote specialist to send images, videos, text updates, GPS location and other information directly to the display on Google Glass to aid the provider with the patient.
"Medicine is a visual profession, but doctors often don't get the visual information they need to diagnose and manage patients," said Noor Siddiqui, CEO and co-founder of Remedy, who was also named one of Peter Thiel's 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellows in 2012. "We designed Beam by Remedy because providing more visual information to expert clinicians can reduce medical errors, enhance training and supervision, and bring objective accuracy to medical records."
Remedy is building applications on wearable technologies to amplify and augment the abilities of healthcare providers. Remedy's first product, Beam by Remedy, is an application built on Google Glass that allows healthcare providers to stream first-person perspective video to expert clinicians for real time collaboration at the point of care. Beam allows a specialist to see through the eyes of the provider and guide them through a procedure, a treatment plan, or a diagnosis. Remedy is a privately held company based in San Francisco, CA founded by Noor Siddiqui, a Thiel Fellow, and Gina Siddiqui, a medical student from the University of Pennsylvania. More information on Remedy can be found a thttp://www.remedyonglass.com/.
Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group, the worldwide DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying cutting-edge technologies and helping entrepreneurs secure venture funding and establish critical business. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit�http://www.demo.com/.
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