The agreement will help provide patients with more access to treatment remotely.
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Patients will soon have a new alternate treatment method to access care remotely through Medpod MobileDoc 2. Henry Schein Medical, a medical supply vendor, today announced that the new medical microcart for telediagnostic examinations will integrate with Uber Health.
Medpod and Uber Health also entered an agreement in which the rideshare service will give Medpod access to its browser-based online dashboard. This will allow Uber Health’s service to be directly integrated into Medpod’s telediagnostic platform.
Through the agreement, providers with a Mobile Doc can dispatch an Uber driver to a patient’s location or arrange for a patient to be driven by Uber Health to a clinical care setting.
“Our new partnership with Uber Health, and launch of Medpod MobileDoc 2, will help break down barriers that had previously required diagnostic exams to take place in traditional care settings,” said Jack Tawil, chairman and CEO of Medpod. “With the MobileDoc 2’s ability to take the physician office environment into patients’ homes and other non-traditional settings, we can create new convenient care delivery options and access points for patients.”
Medpod MobileDoc 2 looks like a compact suitcase and features professional-grade medical devices and instruments, including dermatoscopes and electrocardiograms. MobileDoc 2 can mobilize and enhance access to care, the company claims.
Providers who use Mobile Doc can turn any environment into a clinical care setting and expand the provider reach with house call and hospital-at-home settings. The platform could help reduce costs for providers and patients.
The microcart can help providers perform remote consultations with patient-centric exams through diagnostic tools. The tools can capture a patient’s temperature, peripheral capillary oxygen saturation, blood pressure, height, weight and body mass index.
“Together with Medpod and Uber Health, we look forward to expanding off-site point-of-care options our customers can rely on to meet their patients’ portable needs,” said Brad Connett, president of U.S. Medical Group of Henry Schein.
For Uber Health, this is just the most recent collaboration to improve patient access to care.
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