MedAire launches Enhanced Health Partner: its highest level of support
January 19 - London, UK - MedAire has today announced a new membership add-on that provides superyachts with medical rooms, complex medical equipment and onboard medical professionals with an increased level of support. The service provides strategic, cli…
January 19 - London, UK - MedAire has today announced a new membership add-on that provides superyachts with medical rooms, complex medical equipment and onboard medical professionals with an increased level of support.
The service provides strategic, clinical governance and helps superyachts to achieve best practice medical management within their operations.
This comes at a time where shoreside medical care is seeing a strain on resources around the world, with increased waiting times and staff shortages - causing many MedAire clients to assess their own onboard medical capabilities.
Steven Bates, General Manager at MedAire says that “Technology continues to make medical equipment and diagnostics tools more suitable for maritime environments. In the past few years, we’ve consulted on many ambitious projects, that I could never have envisioned when I was a captain, for example onboard CT scanning for pre-hospital stroke care”
He comments further “As medical capabilities onboard become more complex, more clinical oversight is required – perhaps you want to be able to conduct X-rays onboard – who will read and interpret the results, who will calibrate the equipment and what happens when a new nurse comes onboard and needs training on this equipment? It is these types of clients that will really benefit from the Enhanced Health Partner service.”
Equipment maintenance, consultation and advice plays a key role in the new solution, but fostering peer-to-peer support between MedAire and the yacht is key to the success of the service.
Clients have direct access to a dedicated programme team who are experts in remote medicine, within the maritime environment.
Dr Phil Bryson, Medical Director at MedAire says that “Maintaining a medical setup can be an incredibly difficult task for (often) one onboard medical professional, working alone or in a degree of isolation. This new service really helps to provide that extra layer of support that these crew members would otherwise have in a clinical setting, whether that’s having the ability to escalate concerns to a Medical Director, assistance in scheduling equipment calibration or helping to put together bespoke training plans – these are just a few examples of how the programme will make the life of an onboard medical professional much easier.”.
MedAire already has several clients using the service and expects that number to grow, as onboard medical capabilities become more advanced.
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