In healthcare, a digitally enabled future requires new technologies that transform the way health professionals engage with their patients.
The Visionflex ProEX virtual care system has been created with this future in focus. In this article, we have a look at the ProEX system’s top features, and how they can help your practice and your patients.
Designed specifically for health professionals who require medical grade telehealth technology to connect with their patients remotely, the ProEX system comprises the ProEX Desktop, a powerful in-clinic telehealth device, and the ProEX Mobile, a lightweight, ruggedised telehealth tablet.
The ProEX system is unique because it supports a suite of integrated medical devices, transforming a video call into a clinical consultation.
Used together, the ProEX system and medical devices create a virtual care system that is revolutionising the way health professionals examine, diagnose, and treat their patients.
Here are some top features of the ProEX virtual care system, and how they transform delivery of primary care services to patients across the country, and around the globe.
Medical grade video-call technology
To perform medical consultations via telehealth technology, health professionals require a crystal-clear view of the patient and access to high-quality medical imaging.
To achieve this, the ProEX virtual care system is underpinned by a powerful, customised video-call software platform that automatically optimises available internet bandwidth. This unique software function ensures virtual-care participants experience only the highest quality video-call consultations and high-definition imaging.
A clear view of a patient during a video call, as well as access to crisp medical images such as live footage from a GEIS® General Examination Camera HD, ensures remote health professionals can confidently perform medical examinations for evidence-based diagnoses.
The ProEX Desktop’s 10” LCD screen has intuitive, easy-to-use touch controls to utilise all system functions during a video-call consultation. The ProEX delivers world-class sound and HD vision, and it can connect with multiple remote participants on any PC via a local network, WiFi, and the internet. With simple, intuitive controls, and large HD screens, the ProEX is a pleasure to use.
Integrated medical devices for clinical care
The ProEX Desktop and ProEX Mobile support a suite of integrated USB and Bluetooth® medical devices that transform the Visionflex system into a virtual-care solution that enables seamless transmission of patient data and media.
During a virtual Visionflex consultation, a patient and a clinician can connect with a physician at the far end, to perform detailed patient examinations including:
- remote general imaging
- ear, nose, and throat examinations
- wound management
- dental examinations
- mental health
- speech pathology, and more.
Remote health professionals can collect a range of patient data by accessing Visionflex’s medical devices including:
- medical cameras
- pulse oximeters
- blood glucose monitor
- blood pressure monitor
- and weight scales.
All patient imaging and data can be viewed in real time, on-screen during the virtual consultation, or securely shared and saved for future review.
ProEX units have multiple ports for optimum connectivity including HDMI, USB, DVI, CVBS and S-Video inputs, as well as LAN, Bluetooth®, and WiFi capability.
All Visionflex products are IEC 60601 compliant, making them suitable for clinical medical assessments. Visionflex is also certified ISO 13485 2016 for the manufacture of non-sterile image capture and data storage systems for medical devices.
Powerful and secure patient data management
Seamless access to patient health data improves the coordination and continuity of patient care, and ultimately improves patient outcomes.
The ProEX system enables easy patient data management and incorporates a sophisticated archiving system. Features include:
An encrypted solid-state drive
For secure storage of patient health data, each ProEX unit is built around an integrated, encrypted solid-state drive.
During a virtual consultation, a patient file can be easily created via the ProEX’s intuitive user interface, and all patient data/media collected during the examination, as well as clinician notes and test results, can be securely saved directly to the unit, against the patient file for future reference.
Data can also be saved to an external USB hard drive.
When you are storing medical data, you need reliable storage and a suitable encryption system.
VF Sync software includes technology for electronic health record (EHR) integration, enabling data/media to be saved against a patient’s cloud-based digital health record.
EHRs are a fundamental component of the health sector’s vision of a patient-centred digital future. Technology such as VF Sync enables the secure storage and sharing of important health data across a patient’s health journey.
VF Sync is also useful for large clinics and hospitals requiring multiple ProEX units: VF Sync was developed to connect multiple ProEX units over a local or wide area network and to facilitate integration with EHRs, as well as practice management scheduling software.
VF Sync resides on the customer’s server and ensures that patient media/data is automatically synchronised between each ProEX and the server, to ensure the devices are always up to date with the latest information.
VF Sync also enables health professionals to perform store-and-forward, or asynchronous, telehealth consultations (read on for further details). All Visionflex virtual care consultations use gold-standard, end-to-end encryption technology that meets Australian privacy requirements. Visionflex is also compliant ready with HIPAA health information requirements in the United States.
Portable for mobile care
The ruggedised, portable, state-of-the art ProEX Mobile is the Visionflex virtual care solution for fieldwork, outreach clinics, and travelling health professionals.
ProEX Mobile units feature a dual hot-swappable battery design, super-bright touchscreen display, water-resistant (IP54) and shock-proof housing. The ProEX Mobile also supports the Visionflex suite of approved medical devices.
When teamed with a VF Sync software subscription, the ProEX Mobile can also be used to provide store-and-forward, or asynchronous, telehealth services.
Asynchronous telehealth enables clinicians to capture clinically important patient images, video, and data in a device at one location, and send it back to a remote physician at a later time.
When a clinician is working out of internet range, patient data is stored to the ProEX Mobile’s independent database, and once reconnected to the network, the data automatically synchronises to the server.
The physician can review the patient data and images at a convenient time through their standard software interface.
Asynchronous telehealth is ideal when input from a healthcare professional at a different location is required, or from a healthcare professional who is scheduled to work in a different time zone.