Doctor conducting virtual visit

Cambridge Is Helping BUMED Medical Re-Think Patient Interaction

In support of the Navy and Joint Military Medical Community of Interest (MEDCOI), Cambridge  is leveraging our core competencies and emerging technologies to support the evaluation of the Virtual Visit Platform (VVP) at the Navy Hospital Jacksonville, FL (NH JAX). The VVP is being evaluated for potential implementation across the U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED). Virtual visits allow healthcare providers to ‘see’ their patients over a secure, online communications system via chat messaging, phone, or video.

The long-term goals of the VVP are:

  • Live Video (Synchronous): Live, two-way interaction between a person (patient, caregiver, or provider) and a provider using audiovisual telecommunications technology.
  • Store-and-Forward (Asynchronous): Transmission of recorded health history (for example, pre-recorded videos and digital images such as x-rays and photos) through a secure electronic communications system to a practitioner, usually a specialist, who uses the information to evaluate the case or render a service outside of a real-time or live interaction.
  • Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM): Personal health and medical data collection from an individual in one location via electronic communication technologies, which is transmitted to a provider (sometimes via a data processing service) in a different location for use in care and related support.
  • Mobile Health (mHealth): Health care and public health practice and education supported by mobile communication devices such as cell phones, tablet computers, and PDAs.

“Cambridge is extremely excited to be supporting the Virtual Visit Platform which will give the patient direct control over their healthcare while at the same bringing greater efficiency to the medical staff and an overall increase patient care,” said Dr. Stephen J. McDowell, Cambridge’s Director of Health Programs.

Cambridge is helping Navy Medicine and the Joint Military MEDCOI navigate and adopt the Surgeon General’s nine designated domains which include Additive Manufacturing; Algorithms and Analytics; Core IT Software, Devices, Hardware, and Infrastructure; Genomics; Information Exchange and Big Data; Internet of Things; Mixed Reality; Mobile and Web; Robotics and Automation; and Virtual Healthcare.

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