Press Release

VEGA Telehealth Solution Selected to Monitor Well-Being of NASA Astronauts 62ft Below Atlantic Ocean

By SpaceRef Editor
July 15, 2016
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PM13 Preferred Medical Solutions, LLC today announced that its VEGA Telehealth system has been chosen by NASA, as part of the daily health regimen for 6 astronauts living 62ft under the Atlantic Ocean, on NASA’s 21st NEEMO Expedition. The company’s clinical devices and patient portal software will enable NASA to monitor the health of the “aquanauts” in real-time during the 16-day mission.

NEEMO (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operation) is an annual undersea training exercise for NASA Astronauts to become Aquanauts, after spending up to 16 days continuously undersea at The Aquarius Undersea Reef Base. The July 2016 mission represents the 21st expedition and will include The VEGA Telehealth solution to enable NEEMO’s crewmember/aquanaut, Dr. Marc Ó Gríofa, to monitor the crew’s health — in real-time — during the complete mission.

The VEGA Telehealth solution is developed by PM13 Preferred Medical Solutions (VEGA Telehealth) with support from its strategic partner organization, Carematix. The innovative telemedicine solution offers customized clinical patient portal software and device solutions, in conjunction with the Veterans Administration’s National Center for Innovation, to provide end-to-end telemedicine. The software solution brings the concept of a hospital-at-home to the patient’s bedside.

“After a year of trials with various home healthcare companies and leading U.S. institutions, the VEGA solution has been proven to drastically reduce hospital readmission for advanced heart failure patients and to greatly improve patient/clinician communication through daily interaction on our secure clinical web portal,” said Dr. Al Marco, President, PM13 Preferred Medical Solutions. “We are excited to demonstrate the effectiveness of this remote care model in such extreme conditions. This technology solution could be used anywhere from monitoring astronauts in space to patients in the most rural parts of the country. In each and every case we are increasing access to care no matter where our technology is being used.”

Follow the daily activities of the 2016 NEEMO 21 crew at the mission starts on July 18th.

About VEGA Telehealth

With corporate headquarters in Burnt, Hills, NY, VEGA Telehealth provides a complete service solution for remote clinical healthcare while offering HIPAA compliant virtual clinic and consultation services and remote patient monitoring using a suite of devices to capture and report patient healthcare data. Contact us to discuss your specific service requirements and how we can design and deliver a customized healthcare solution that satisfies your specific need: +1 608-239-1801 or [email protected].

SpaceRef staff editor.