Having access to reputable healthcare options on board makes it easier to recruit and retain good employees who have health concerns. It also minimizes resources spent on administrative tasks related to Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA) incident-reporting requirements. And it saves money by placing decisions about the use of emergency resources into the hands of qualified physicians. Telematic Medical Applications, based in Athens, Greece, is improving access to healthcare for shipping companies and other employers in remote locations, with the use of AMD's AGNES Interactive telemedicine software.

Maine Seacoast mission has been providing telehealth services to islands for 14 years, adressing primary care services and monitoring ongoing medical issues such as diabetes or high blood pressure. AMD telemedicine equipment is used to make medical care possible to residents in rural areas who do not have health care facilities or whose facilities do not have the specialists necessary to treat certain conditions.

 

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