|TIE - Telemedicine Information Exchange (tie.telemed.org), State News, TeleVital Inc. has received FDA clearance for its VitalWare VMS remote real-time bed-side monitoring solution.|
TeleVital Inc. Press Release, 2005. TeleVital Inc. has received FDA clearance for its VitalWare VMS remote real-time bed-side monitoring solution, which allows for wired and wireless bed-side monitoring from any clinical location in the world. The solution is expected to go live in rural Nevada in July, where critical care patients within a small hospital will be remotely monitored by specialists located more than 300 miles away. VitalWare VMS has been developed to increase healthcare efficiencies while addressing the medical needs of critical and intensive care units that lack the professional resources and capital to monitor their patients adequately. VitalWare VMS allows hospitals to leverage the skills of medical specialists located anywhere, allowing them to provide better care to their patients while maintaining staff levels.
According to Gerald Ackerman, Director of the Office of Rural Health, University of Nevada School of Medicine, "The TeleVital system will benefit many rural areas of the country in two ways. One it will provide a low cost solution in rural parts of Nevada. The second and important issue it will address in the rural areas is the issue staffing shortages and training. This is a solution that provides back-up from a larger tertiary care facility to a small rural hospital."