Evitalz to leverage Fleet Connect for shipboard telemedicine service

Evitalz and Inmarsat have signed an agreement for Evitalz to join the group of certified application providers on Inmarsat’s Fleet Connect service, which provides dedicated bandwidth for shipboard applications independent of the ship owners’ primary communications package.

Evitalz will use the system to provide its telehealth/telemedicine system on board ships, a combination of certified medical devices that connect with its VitaLink app to record and interpret a patient’s vital signs in real-time.

Diagnostic readings are gathered from the devices and compiled with patient symptoms and other data, offering a pre-configured medical diagnostic infrastructure to perform vital health checks.

“Today’s crew also demand smart health care onboard and a higher standard of care. High-speed connectivity is making the difference and Fleet Xpress enables vessels anywhere in the world to stay connected 24/7 and therefore onboard telehealth facilities are very reliable and affordable,” said Nanda Kumar, founder and CEO of Evitalz Information Management.  

“It is our aim is to use Inmarsat’s high-speed connectivity services to meet one mandate of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), namely, to offer shore-like care at sea and the ability to provide medical consultations and non-emergency medical calls.”

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