NEW YORK – A recent study with the Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, has found that TytoCare’s device and telehealth platform can perform physical examinations on par with conventional in-clinic examination tools.
The company recently launched its telehealth solution in the U.S. market and is initially rolling it out through strategic partnerships with large health systems, physician groups and telehealth companies. Including American Well.
“The proven success of TytoCare signifies a major advance in the telehealth industry,” said Dedi Gilad, TytoCare founder and CEO, in a statement. “TytoCare delivers the ‘missing link’ in telehealth, expanding the ability of physicians to reach confident diagnoses miles away from their patients.”
TytoCare is a handheld device and platform designed to capture and transmit ear, throat, lung, skin, heart and temperature exam data to a physician to better inform a remote diagnosis.
The aim of the study with Schneider and Sackler was to evaluate the accuracy and quality of the physical exam findings reached by a remote physician using TytoCare versus physicians using conventional examination tools, including traditional otoscopes and stethscopes.
The study involved 137 children age 2-18 who were seeking care from the emergency department of a tertiary care facility.
“The quality of the readings as well as the overall user experience received positive ratings from physicians—a great testament to the solution’s promise to provide accurate and confident diagnoses via telehealth technology,” said Yehezkel Waisman, director of emergency medicine at Schneider, in a statement.