Novant Health Partners With Tyto Care To Provide On-Demand, Anywhere And Anytime Medical Exams
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. ― Novant Health is expanding access to care across North Carolina through its partnership with Tyto Care, creator of the healthcare industry’s first all-in-one modular device and telehealth platform for on-demand, remote medical exams.
This game-changing technology will allow worried parents across North Carolina to connect with a Novant Health provider who can virtually examine the heart, lungs, skin, ears, throat and abdomen of their children from wherever they are – potentially eliminating a rush to the emergency room or the doctor’s office.
Any patient can use the Tyto device on-demand. Using TytoHome, providers can diagnose common conditions like ear infections, sore throats, fever, cold and flu, allergies, stomachaches, upper respiratory infections, coughs, rashes and more. The device also measures body temperature and heart rate. Using the examination data, the Novant Health provider can offer patients a diagnosis, treatment plan and prescription if needed.
“Novant Health’s partnership with Tyto Care further shows our commitment to digital health and expanding access to care,” said Angela Yochem, executive vice president and chief digital and tech officer for Novant Health. “We are always looking for ways to make the healthcare experience simpler, more convenient and more affordable. This partnership embraces technology to help parents get care for their sick children no matter the time – or enable an older adult who has difficulty getting out of the house to be seen virtually for minor health issues. Novant Health is excited to expand how we use technology to help our patients.”
Patients who want to use this on the go can get TytoHome, which is lightweight, compact and portable. It allows patients to carry the device with them. To use the device and get connected with a provider, patients will need a MyChart account and the TytoApp; a smartphone or tablet; and a Wi-Fi connection.
Patients can connect with a Novant Health provider 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year using these devices. Depending on the nature of the visit and the patient’s health insurance plan, the cost of TytoHome visits to consumers will vary. Patients can use a flexible spending account (FSA) to purchase the TytoHome device.
For more information or to join the waitlist to purchase a device, click HERE.