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Skyscape Helps fight Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Posted by Sandeep Shah on Jan 20, 2015 1:54:50 PM

Since our inception, we have been an ever evolving company, constantly pushing at the forefront of mobile medical technology.  Soon after the initial pilot to test the usability for physicians who are invariably away from their "desk", it was clear that our product is very valuable for the physicians at the point-of-care. Soon after our launch we recognized the potential of the product in situations that take our users to remote and hostile locations.  In the past, we have chronicled the instances where physicians and other medical professionals have appreciated the Skyscape technology at unexpected locations and unusual situations.

Here is one recent example from the crisis in West Africa:

"As a medical doctor currently in Liberia assisting in the West African Ebola outbreak, Skyscape has been an invaluable tool for me. It helps me quickly look up differential diagnoses and treatment plans with ease, which is essential given the breadth of illnesses we see here with minimal lab and treatment options. A unique aspect of Skyscape is that I can access all of this data without the need for the internet, a scarcity where I am currently working. In one instance, we had a patient present with a unique rash that no provider was able to diagnose; using the image bank of a Skyscape dermatology book, we were able to not only diagnose the patient, but also determine a treatment regimen that allowed the patient to stay in country, recover, and return to work. Skyscape has truly been my most important piece of medical equipment I have had during this trip. Thank you!"

Neel J. Shah, MD
Joint Forces Command - United Assistance
Monrovia, Liberia

Topics: Physicians