06 November 2019: Maritime medical operations and healthcare solutions provider VIKAND has become an Inmarsat Certified Application Provider and will launch the first all-inclusive total healthcare platform for the global shipping industry.
VIKAND HealthNet™ integrates all aspects of healthcare and medical operations for vessel owners and operators, utilising the latest satellite communication tools and medical technology, supported by an experienced maritime medical team.
Shipping companies will benefit from VIKAND HealthNet’s use of state-of-the-art technology and innovative all-inclusive business model ensuring a complete turnkey medical solution. Its telemedicine technology is easy to use and very affordable requiring limited bandwidth, making it broadly available to the commercial shipping and energy industry.
VIKAND HealthNet’s Total Healthcare Solution will cover all aspects of ongoing healthcare including urgent care, monthly house doctor calls, chronic disease management, crew wellness, medical chest management, medical equipment technical support, a customised mental health programme and a 24/7 medical emergency support hotline.
By managing the entire healthcare needs for a vessel owner, the attached cost to the owner will be reduced, and risk management and efficiency enhanced with an overall winning ROI.
VIKAND HealthNet will launch in the first quarter of 2020 and will be an Inmarsat certified application providing the service over a Dedicated Bandwidth APN on Fleet Xpress. Prior to the official launch, VIKAND will be conducting trials on a selection of ships equipped with Inmarsat’s high speed connectivity service.
“By providing this application we will offer a unique opportunity to provide global seafarers all over the world easy access to healthcare, focusing on early intervention, a key in healthcare not available onboard ships today,” said Peter Hult, CEO of VIKAND (pictured).
“This will ensure a much safer and healthier environment onboard offering our seafarers an opportunity to leave the ship healthier than when they joined. Our shared vision for our partnership is to ensure a healthier environment onboard ships, early intervention when seafarers are not well and a rapid support system in the event of an emergency, utilising the communication strength of Inmarsat. This is a perfect combination of technology driving value.”
“We are delighted that VIKAND will become a Certified Application Provider for our Dedicated Bandwidth service over Fleet Xpress,” said Marco Cristoforo Camporeale, Head of Digital Solutions, Inmarsat Maritime. “This partnership will help save lives at sea by helping diagnose medical problems quicker and allowing companies to respond earlier in case of medical emergencies.
“As part of our new suite of Maritime Digital Solutions, our Dedicated Bandwidth Services are available across either our Fleet Xpress or FleetBroadband networks and are designed specifically for applications such as VIKAND HealthNet that need direct access to the vessel and cannot be constrained or interrupted by crew or operational traffic.”
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