Hispasat, a provider of broadband and connectivity services, has reached an agreement with Comitas e-Health, a provider of telemedicine and tele-diagnostic solutions, to market a satellite telemedicine solution in remote areas of Latin America.
The partners aim to provide early medical attention in emergency situations or routine monitoring such as pregnancies, allowing doctors and patients to avoid long and expensive trips.
This telemedicine solution consists of installing a teleconsultation, equipped with medical examination and diagnostic equipment, that is connected to a hospital centre where specialist doctors can care for the patient. Both locations will be connected via satellite by means of a high-quality videoconference capable of transmitting in real time the examination that the healthcare provider will perform on the patient with the help of various easy-to-use peripherals. This system makes it possible to know the patient's vital signs in real time, examine the skin, iris, throat or ears, and perform electrocardiograms or ultrasounds, among other analyses.
Hispasat and Comitas-eHealth say they have worked together on several pilot projects that have demonstrated the effectiveness of this solution, including one in Ecuador at the end of 2021.
Comitas e-Health provides the hardware and the software, while Hispasat contributes its satellite capacity over the Latin American region. The universal coverage provided by the satellite also allows this solution to be implemented on board vessels to urgently attend to health problems of the crew on board.