Army to Receive Telehealth System
OPTAC-X https://optacx.com a telehealth company, has entered a deal to provide U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS) with a global hybrid LTE and SATCOM telehealth enabled system.
The OPTAC-X telehealth solution was developed to close the gap identified by military leaders and medical personnel desiring to have the audio and visual capabilities now offered by OPTAC-X’s technology, at the point of injury and time of need.
In past times, SOF medics have faced persistent challenges with latency in communications systems that can impede the transmission of clear images and/or voice commands. Products tested were unable to perform in challenging environmental settings, at the point-of-injury, and within the golden hour is not possible without significant physician staffing.
OPTAC-X solved the problem by developing a combination of technologies which allow a medical provider to treat a patient while stationary or in a moving vehicle which makes it possible to send and receive voice and real time images over thousands of miles almost immediately.
The telehealth system will now make it possible for special operations medics to provide remote, critical life-saving care and assistance in prolonged field care along with expert physician oversight at the point of injury and at the time of need.
USASOC’s initial purchase will place the OPTAC-X telehealth system including global hybrid LTE and SATCOM connectivity by Kymeta Corporation at the training institution at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. As part of the agreement, OPTAC-X will deliver sustained service and training on the use of the system.
“Today’s announcement is a major milestone in the realization of OPTAC-X’s overriding desire to help soldiers and others who work in dangerous and remote away from standard medical care facilities and services. The goal is to provide the lifesaving help they need via telehealth and achieve improved outcome in prolonged field care”, said Dr. Patrick Fullerton, Founder and CEO of OPTAC-X.
OPTAC-X telehealth and tele expert solutions are also designed to bring expertise to first responders in under-served locations or in places where services have been disrupted making the system ideal for federal and state emergency services and multiple government entities. OPTAC-X’s CEO, sees great potential for the application of telehealth solutions in the use of emergency management systems and in natural disasters such as in recent Hurricanes.