U.S. Navy and GlobalMed: Exciting Telemedicine Firsts at Sea

GlobalMed does its best to make the world a better place – but it isn’t every day we make history. We’re excited to share breaking news regarding our partnership with the United States Navy.

In March, the Navy conducted its first-ever underway portable telemedicine broadcast. They transmitted vitals, ENT, and head and neck skin examinations from U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) using GlobalMed solutions. On March 9, the Navy used our technology to perform its first-ever underway teleprocedural mentorship: tourniquet placement, needle thoracostomy, and cricothyroidotomy. *

The mentorship included a full TCCC scenario in which a LLE tourniquet, followed by needle thoracostomy and cricothyroidotomy were performed successfully for the quad-zero and 8404 corpsmen. Lt. Kastley Marvin (otolaryngology resident, resident virtual health research lead) performed the mentorship from Naval Medical Center San Diego.

Mercy is deployed in support of Pacific Partnership 2018, whose mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific Region.

GlobalMed has earned the U.S. Department of Defense Authority to Operate on DoD networks. We are the first provider of HIPAA-compliant clinical video tools to obtain an ATO. This coveted certification enables us to put their virtual health applications, hardware and software directly on the DoD network, making our solutions available to the DOD’s integrated healthcare system known as the Military Health System. In addition to providing medical care in combat situations and at bases overseas, the system has 57 hospitals and 400 clinics.

GlobalMed looks forward to further successful firsts with our defense partners.

PACIFIC OCEAN (March 9, 2018) Lt. Cmdr. Art Ambrosio, above, observes as Hospitalman John Meeks conducts a cricothyroidostomy on a mock patient during a procedural mentorship scenario aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Mercy is deployed in support of Pacific Partnership 2018, whose mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams/Released)

 

*Via U.S. Navy http://www.navy.mil/viewGallery.asp

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  • Daniel Shreeve says:

    Good Morning,

    I am a psychiatrist and retired USAF reservist interested in providing telepsychiatry to active duty members. I have had a tour on the USS Constitution and have some experience with remote assignments also.

    Can you tell me about civilian opportunities (retired military) for active duty using the telehealth platform?

    Thank you in advance for information.

    Sincerely,

    Daniel F. Shreeve, MD
    COL USAFR MC FS Ret

    • Kate Lunt says:

      Hi Daniel.

      Thank you for your interest in telepsychiatry. We are happy to talk about civilian opportunities. Can you tell me where you’re located so we can connect you with someone assigned to your area?

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