Miami Children’s Health System (MCHS), parent organization of Miami-based Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, announced today a collaboration with Tyto Care, a telehealth company with breakthrough technology for conducting remote diagnostic telehealth evaluations and visits, in conjunction with MCHS’s Advanced MCH Anywhere telehealth platform to physicians and patients. The implementation will expand offerings of the hospital’s already-advanced MCH Anywhere telehealth services, broaden the scope of care that can be delivered via telehealth to homes, schools and global locations where patients are located, and increase the speed to provide physicians diagnostic information.
TytoCare is a handheld remote examination device and telehealth platform that enables anyone to capture ear, throat, lung, skin, heart, and temperature exam data and share it with his or her physician to better inform a remote diagnosis. Tyto exams can be performed in real time as part of a live video telehealth visit or the data can be forwarded to a physician in advance of a telehealth session. The implementation at MCHS will enable doctors within the health system to improve and extend patient monitoring through easily conductible check-ups and follow-up visits for post-operative patients, patients with complex medical needs, and those who require care for more acute conditions. Tyto Care can also be used to obtain an expert consult or second opinion and provide medical expertise to schools, remote clinics and other entities MCHS serves.
“Miami Children’s Health System has consistently been at the forefront of telehealth, which we believe can dramatically improve the quality of our care and extend our reach beyond our facilities,” said Edward Martinez, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Miami Children’s Health System. “Collaborating with Tyto Care allows our doctors to provide ongoing care at the highest level, while giving our patients easier access and more convenience when it comes to their health from their homes or elsewhere.”
MCHS and Tyto Care will work together to integrate the live remote examination capabilities of the TytoCare platform with the health system’s MCH Anywhere platform to expand capabilities to deliver virtual medical specialist consultations.
"Tyto Care fulfills the promise of telehealth by extending the reach of clinicians so they can provide better care more efficiently than ever before,” said Tyto Care CEO and Founder, Dedi Gilad. "Having a world-renowned pediatric specialist healthcare system like MCHS utilize Tyto Care is a testament to the power this technology has to fundamentally redefine the parameters of healthcare and improve the way patients receive care.”
Tyto Care recently launched its telehealth solution in the US market and is initially rolling it out through strategic affiliations with large health systems, physician groups, and telehealth companies.
About Miami Children’s Health System
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 740 attending physicians and over 220 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed nonprofit hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine and routinely has many programs ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. The organization has grown and evolved into the Miami Children's Health System (MCHS) which includes Miami Children's Health Foundation, the organization's 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of 10 nonprofit outpatient centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties; Pediatric Specialists of America, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center, as well as an e-commerce line of children's wellness and safety products that support the hospital's mission of serving the region’s pediatric population. MCHS is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children.
About Tyto Care
Tyto Care is transforming primary care by putting health in the hands of consumers. The company seamlessly connects people to clinicians to provide the best home examination and diagnosis solutions.
Tyto Care has three new telehealth products, TytoHome™ for consumers, TytoPro™ for professionals and TytoClinic™ for remote point-of-care. TytoHome connects consumers to clinicians for a comprehensive medical examination and remote telehealth visit anywhere and anytime. TytoPro & TytoClinic enables clinicians to capture and share remote examination data, conduct a specialist consultation, or get a second opinion. TytoClinic is a complete, compact solution that turns any location into a comprehensive remote telehealth clinic.
Tyto Care was founded by Dedi Gilad, Ofer Tzadik and industry experts in 2012. The company has received over $19 million in funding from investors including Cambia Health Solutions, Walgreens, Orbimed and Fosun Pharma. The Tyto Stethoscope is cleared by the FDA and all TytoCare devices fully comply with FDA regulatory requirements. See www.tytocare.com.
Click here to see a demo video of TytoCare.
About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.