UK hospital introduces TytoCare remote medical exam device
A UK hospital has introduced a modular device allowing for remote examinations for patients with acute and worsening chronic conditions.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is poised to become the first provider in the UK to partner with TytoCare, an all-in-one telehealth device for on-demand remote medical examinations.
The trust aims to break new ground with its new initiative based around the device, which was cleared by the FDA in 2016.
Tyto Care has already been used by health systems, telehealth companies, large private practices and employers across the US and Israel.
This year the device gained its European CE Mark, and Bradford will be the first hospital to use it in the NHS.
The project will be spearheaded by the Trust’s Ambulatory Care Experience (ACE) team, which treats unwell children in their own home and prevents unnecessary admissions to hospitals.
The device will allow clinical grade physical examinations of the heart, lungs, skin, ears, throat, and abdomen, measures body temperature and heart rate, and can enable remote diagnosis of acute care situations.
During a virtual consultation, clinical visual and audio data is captured by the TytoCare device and transferred either online or offline to a clinician.
It allows providers to deliver a full guided examination at any time, as well as a one-to-one consultation, either in real time or as a deferred, planned review by a remote clinician.
The physician can link to local pharmacies with the device and order prescriptions, allowing the patient to be managed entirely in their own home.
Earlier this year TytoCare raised $9 million to allow it to expand services in China, Japan. Europe and the US.
That round was an extension of an oversubscribed Series C round last year and brings the total funds raised to $33.5 million.
Dedi Gilad, CEO and co-founder of TytoCare, said: “Tyto was created with children and families in mind to deliver convenient and accessible medical care without compromising quality, all from the comfort of home. We’re looking forward to enhancing the incredible work Bradford and the ACE teams are doing with existing at-home care.”