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Pediatric telehealth device draws attention

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TytoCare,  an Israeli telehealth device company, has attracted the interest of some pediatric practices and children’s hospitals who want to see how  if  and how they can use the company’s device (above) that  tests  for mouth,  ear, heart, throat, skin, heart and lung issues. 

The company said the device could be used with a remote clinician in a video interaction.   The user could transmit data from the device to the physician. The device allows for integration into electronic medical records.

Sounds neat, but would it oversimplify information compared to what a clinician would get via a regular physical exam? Just how much of medicine can be made “virtual”?



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