telmedx Announces Joint Venture With Febit of Poland Medical-Grade Mobile Video System Provides Broader Access to Healthcare
San Diego CA – March 7, 2013 – After being named one of the top three Most Promising Companies of 2013 at the recent Personalized Medicine World Conference in Silicon Valley, San Diego-based telemedicine company telmedx announces a joint venture established with Febit Ltd. (Febit Sp. z o.o.) of Wroclaw, Poland, to market, deploy and support the telmedx telemedicine platform in Poland and several other countries in Eastern Europe, including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and Russia.
With telmedx, a doctor or other medical professional can connect to a patient’s mobile phone for a live video and high quality audio medical consult using a Web browser on any computer or tablet. In addition to delivering high quality audio with simultaneous live video, the medical professional can also control the camera in the mobile phone to capture high-resolution still images to see greater detail of a patient’s medical condition to make an initial patient assessment, diagnose a condition, manage follow up care and health status monitoring, or confirm compliance with protocols and procedures in drug treatment programs or clinical trials.
“Countries throughout Europe face healthcare delivery problems today similar to the challenges faced in the United States with an aging population, rising costs and decreasing access to healthcare,” stated Richard Anglin, CEO of telmedx. “At the same time, the dominant national health service systems are being restructured to encourage private healthcare providers to work with the National Health Service, and in some cases to compete with it. We see this a great time to introduce our live mobile video telemedicine platform into Eastern Europe, and telmedx is extremely excited to work with Febit to increase access to healthcare and to increase quality of care.” Febit is an Information Technology (IT) company with broad experience in developing and deploying IT solutions in various market segments, including telecommunications, electronic commerce, commerce and image processing.
“Febit sees tremendous opportunities for telmedx in Poland and neighboring countries,” stated Zbigniew Blaszczyk, Founder, President and CEO of Febit. “We have relationships with a number of the largest private health plans in Poland and other nearby countries that are looking for telehealth solutions, and the telmedx platform is a valuable extension of their services.”
“With an increasing demand to remotely care for patients and manage clinical trials with fewer resources, the telmedx mobile video telemedicine system is a perfect fit today for helping doctors make remote assessments more easily, for National Health Systems to monitor patients and prevent readmissions, and for drug development companies to confirm protocols and procedures for clinical trial with high quality, live video interactions from a Web browser to a mobile phone,” continued Blaszczyk. “The telmedx solution is launching the next generation of healthcare throughout the world.”