We are facing a potential “perfect storm” in healthcare: a growing shortfall in the number of nurses and primary care physicians needed to care for a rapidly aging population that is also coping with increasing rates of chronic disease. In addition, while all of us can now expect to live longer, we are often more concerned with the quality than the length of our lives. When polled, 82% of seniors expressed a desire to age in place, and to remain connected to the people and places that give their lives meaning. Here is when a video conferencing solution is not enough and does not provide a detailed picture of health status at all times and from all places.
Founded by Dr. Leo Montejo – a Harvard trained and former Stanford professor of anesthesia, he has over 20 years of experience in the field of telemedicine. As the the original founder of Picis, he did not stop being creative when the company was sold to UHC. He then went on to create WiCis, a complete TeleHealth solution that he has also used in adventure sports and Himalaya climbs. “With I-Streme we have been able to monitor climber’s vitals on K2 well above 20,000 feet,” he reminds us, “while using satellite technology to send live vitals every second to California. I personally use the system in my Himalayan expeditions. That is how much I believe in our solution!”
Our system works from anywhere in the planet, and uses 3g, Wi-Fi or satellite to send live data from anywhere with only a second delay to any internet connected device in the world. And for this reason we are called by our customers, “The Über of TeleHealth.”