SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- War Memorial Hospital – Michigan, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., has chosen to deploy JEMS Technology's Telehealth System across all of its healthcare divisions. Using JEMS' HIPAA-compliant mobile health platform, War Memorial medical professionals can send live streaming video to a specialty physician via an iPhone, iPad or Android-based phone or tablet. The specialist will be able to review the video on their smart device in real time and respond with care instructions.
War Memorial is deploying the JEMS Telehealth System in its emergency room, behavioral health center, and intensive care unit. The technology will also be used at the Drummond Island Medical Center (as part of the hospital's joint operating partnership) as well as with local EMT providers to provide a mobile JEMS system for enhanced emergency care.
"Connecting physicians and first responders to specialists in real-time will help patients get critical care quickly and reliably," said hospital CEO David Jahn. "This access to expertise further differentiates War Memorial for patients seeking the very best in healthcare."
Dr. Paul Sorgi, the medical director at War Memorial Behavioral Health Center, says JEMS will allow him to consult on patients who arrive in the Emergency Department with a psychiatric condition.
"It will allow me to be at the hospital without really being there," he explained. "And with the ease of a tablet or mobile phone, I can see the patient and speak with them from any location where cellular coverage is available."
The hospital was able to purchase the equipment thanks to a generous donation of $190,000 from the R.W. Considine Foundation. This Pellston-based philanthropic organization has shown support to a number of Eastern U.P. and northern Lower Michigan health and educational institutions.
"War Memorial can now offer their patients an expert medical consult, anytime, anywhere regardless of ailment," said Kevin Lasser, CEO, JEMS Technology. "War Memorial choosing JEMS is further validation that our technology is the leading global platform for delivering best-in-class virtual health care."
War Memorial expects full implementation of the JEMS Telehealth System by fall 2014.
About JEMS Technology
Headquartered in Orion, Mich., JEMS Technology's focus is simple: Consult. Anytime. Anywhere. It specializes in secure, encrypted real-time video to hand held devices, including the iPhone, iPad, Android-based phones and Android-based tablets. JEMS Technology is focused on the healthcare market, where remote access to secure live video can assist healthcare providers to deliver better care. From real-time video to phone connectivity, JEMS Technology is effective, easy-to-use and easy to implement. For more information, visit www.JEMStech.com.
SOURCE JEMS Technology