While many app-based healthcare solutions are designed for telemedicine, Phillips has created an innovative ultrasound application designed to improve speed and efficiency when diagnosing patients with ultrasound in a clinical setting.
Ultrasound remains one of the most versatile first-line diagnostic tools, making Phillips’ Lumify portable ultrasound transductor and app a more convenient way of providing timely diagnostics. The app even integrates the diagnostic findings with patient profiles, which can be managed in a fully customizable online portal.
Anything that can save time in hospital emergency rooms and urgent care centers, has the potential to save lives, improve care, and reduce time spent diagnosing the health concern.
“App-Based Ultrasound is a compelling vision, presenting healthcare professionals with a new way to provide on-demand point-of-care diagnostics in dynamic clinical environments,” said Dr. J. Christian Fox in a provided statement. “In heavily trafficked, high-stress environments such as the emergency department, access to technology like App-Based Ultrasound that can promptly direct treatment is critical to both the provider and patient in achieving positive health outcomes.”
The Lumify has already achieved 501(k) clearance, and will be available in the US later this year.