Today, Tyto Care announces the results of a study with Schneider Children's Medica Center and Sackler School of Medicine that confirms their home medical examinations are equal to the conventional doctor examination tools. Tyto Care, a leading telehealth company with cutting edge technology for remote telehealth examinations and visits, is transforming primary care by putting health into their customer's hands.
The study examined TytoCare, a handheld device and telehealth solution designed to capture and transmit ear, throat, lung, skin, heart and temperature exam data to a physician to better inform a remote diagnosis. The aim of the study was to evaluate the quality of the physical examination findings reached by a remote physician using TytoCare versus physicians using conventional examination tools, including traditional otoscopes and stethoscopes. The participants were 137 children aged 2-18 who were seeking care from the emergency department of a tertiary care facility, 59% of whom were male. The study was conducted in a combined effort by Professor Yehezkel Waisman of the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, and Dr. Assaf Sharabi of the Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel.
"The results are clear— examination findings achieved with TytoCare are on par with those reached by conventional examination tools," stated Professor Waisman, MD, Director of Emergency Medicine at Schneider Children's Medical Center. "Beyond that, the quality of the readings as well as the overall user experience received positive ratings from physicians, a great testament to the solution's promise to provide accurate and confident diagnoses via telehealth technology."
During the tests, Tyto Care had one doctor using conventional examination tools to examine patient's ears, heart, lungs and throat whil another doctor used data captured by TytoCare device. Then results from examinations were compared and analyzed using standard statistical tests as agreed upon by all parties. They also captured user experience and evaluated it on a spectrum from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent), with adverse events recorded. Results showed a range of good to excellent agreement for all exams conducted using TytoCare and conventional exam tools, and the overall quality of the data and user experience for all exams were rated above 4, with an average of 4.4 and 4.5 out of 5, respectively. The TytoCare device was found to be safe to use as no adverse events were reported.
"The proven success of TytoCare signifies a major advance in the telehealth industry," said Tyto Care Founder and CEO, Dedi Gilad. "Never before has there been a comprehensive telehealth solution that performs just as well as a face-to-face visit with the doctor armed with conventional exam tools. By providing reliable, remote examination data, TytoCare delivers 'the missing link in telehealth,' expanding the ability of physicians to reach confident diagnoses miles away from their patients."
It's important to note that TytoCare examinations can be done in real time as part of a live video telehealthy visit or in advance of a telehealth session. The company recently launched in the US market this telehealth solution and will be rolling out through strategic partnerships with major health systems, doctor's groups and telehealth companies. American Well, a leading health telehealth technology and services company in the US just announced a strategic partnership too with Tyto Care this year.
For more information on the study and Tyto Care and TytoCare, visit www.tytocare.com.