BUFFALO, New York, November 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —
The Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network (GBUAHN), a Medicaid health home specializing in care coordination, has entered into a partnership with Tyto Care, an innovative telehealth company enabling live telehealth visits and comprehensive medical examinations anytime, anywhere. GBUAHN will be implementing Tyto Care’s telehealth platform and examination tools with their patient health navigators (PHNs) for use during in-home visits.
With over one third of New York residents on Medicaid or other government-funded health insurance plans, the demand for accessible, high-quality health care is at an all-time high. To meet these challenges through innovation, GBUAHN is offering Tyto Care’s solution to its members. The solution includes a portable, hand-held examination device and telehealth platform that enables doctors to remotely examine a patient’s heart, lungs, skin, ears, and throat, and measure blood pressure, oxygen levels, and body temperature. PHNs can use the TytoCare solution to assist patients in performing a remote “exam and forward” offline telehealth session, or to connect with a physician in real-time for a live telehealth visit.
“GBUAHN is thrilled to be the first health care company in Western New York to utilize the Tyto Care equipment and platform,” said Raul Vazquez, M.D., chief executive officer of G-Health Enterprises. “Now our PHNs have the ability to assist physicians remotely utilizing the Tyto devices. Many of our members have transportation, child care, and other concerns and this telehealth system makes it convenient and comfortable for patients to see their doctors. Once again, GBUAHN is on the cutting edge of technology in the health care field.”
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