HOUSTON -- NuPhysicia has launched InPlace Medical Solutions, the first offshore medical service that connects remote workers with physicians through live, two-way videoconferencing. InPlace Medical Solutions combines telemedicine technology and medical services. Offshore rig and remote workers gain access to advanced healthcare, direct physician attention, and improved medical technology, the company says.
InPlace Medical Solutions' delivery model provides qualified medics, advanced equipment, medical quality videoconferencing, and an electronic medical record (EMR) system for recordkeeping. Rigs are supplied with 128 prescription medications, including vaccines and 20 types of antibiotics. Unlike a medic supported by a doctor by telephone, the live, two-way videoconferencing allows the physician to see and talk to the patient and do examinations with video scopes and a digital stethoscope.
InPlace Medical Solutions was developed by the University of Texas Medical Branch, which created and developed the remote medical system through 13 years of use in locations such as Antarctica.