Dictum Health and Global Education Philanthropists Provide Healthcare in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, February 13, 2018 – Haitians welcomed Dictum Health’s Virtual Exam Room (VER) technology that enabled rural villagers and children to receive much-needed clinical care last month. The mobile clinic was organized by Remote Health Solutions and Global Education Philanthropists (GEP) in collaboration with Haitian American Caucus.
Dr. Jonathan Baugh, Chief Medical Officer and Founding Partner at Remote Health Solutions, traveled alongside GEP volunteers to Haiti with the VER-MEDIC telehealth case to conduct medical exams. In three days, the mobile clinic supported 120-125 infant, child, and adult patients at the schools Haitian American Caucus in Croix Des Bouquets and Ecole Aurore Du Savoir in Delmas, Haiti’s largest orphanage Foyer des Sion, and the mountain village Morne Brere.
“I was amazed how the VER-MEDIC was able to provide exams for so many villagers,” said Cammy Bowker, CEO of Global Education Philanthropists. “The versatility and mobility of the unit, coupled with our physician’s expertise, made me proud to have this offering to those we served, and I’m eager to see how many lives will be changed by bringing such advanced technology to remote places throughout the world!”
The VER-MEDIC telehealth case used in Haiti is mobile, lightweight, and ruggedized, which enabled the team to hike into rural areas with a complete mobile clinic. Patient exams with VER-MEDIC include complete vital signs, cardiopulmonary data, glucose readings, medical images, and the ability to virtually connect with a remote physician or specialist to make an immediate diagnosis.
In addition to general exams, Dr. Baugh diagnosed and treated a variety of conditions including hypertension, diabetes, arthritis and acid reflux.
“Many patients reported that they had never been seen by a physician before,” said Dr. Baugh. “The VER-MEDIC gave my patients in this rural area the same exam they would receive in my hospital.”
Dictum Health has deployed its VER telehealth system in other remote settings including traveling clinicians in Costa Rica, refugee camps in the Middle East, and with infant cardiac patients in rural American cities.
“Our telehealth system was developed with the intention of expanding healthcare to those who need it most,” said Mory Ejabat, CEO and Founder of Dictum Health. “Our team is motivated to provide reliable, accurate, and accessible medical exams to all patients anytime, anywhere.”
About Global Education Philanthropists
Global Education Philanthropists is a world-class organization that provides education and humanitarian service to villagers impacted by poverty and disaster globally. Our relief efforts include offering medical aid, building clinics and schools and educating in an effort to empower villagers. Philanthropic opportunities are available to those interested in joining our worldwide efforts. For more information, visit www.globalep.org.
About Dictum Health
Experts in mobile, cloud, and clinical sciences, Dictum Health is transforming the way telehealth is delivered by leveraging innovation and quality to provide the Next Evolution in the Continuum of Care. Our solutions give physicians the means to treat, consult, monitor, and manage even their most at-risk patients from virtually anywhere, anytime. For more information visit www.dictumhealth.com.
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