Via News Release
“NEW YORK, April 17, 2019 – Tyto Care, creator of the health care industry’s first all-in-one modular device and telehealth platform for on-demand, remote medical exams, is partnering with Best Buy to make it easier and more convenient for customers to receive health care. Tyto Care’s TytoHome is now available exclusively on BestBuy.com for all customers and in select Minnesota Best Buy stores, with in-store availability coming soon in North Dakota, South Dakota, California and Ohio.”
TytoHome, available for $299.99, is a handheld examination device with attachments that can examine the heart, lungs, skin, ears, throat and abdomen, as well as measure body temperature, to enable remote diagnosis of acute care situations like ear infections, sore throats, fever, cld and flu, allergies, stomach aches, upper respiratory infections, coughs, rashes and more. TytoHome enables users to perform comprehensive medical exams and send the captured exam information to a primary care provider for diagnosis. Users can connect with a provider 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, no matter their location.
Imagine it’s 3 a.m. and one wakes up with an earache. With TytoHome, a user can turn on the device, examine the affected ear and have a clinician provide a diagnosis and prescription – all without a visit to the clinic during normal business hours.
At most, each TytoHome visit costs just $59, potentially even less depending on the visit and/or the user’s health insurance plan.
Tyto Care works with experienced, quality telehealth platforms across the country including LiveHealth Online, powered by American Well®, the leading telehealth provider in the U.S. LiveHealth Online is the current telehealth provider for users who purchase TytoHome at BestBuy.com and reside outside of Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota. Also, through LiveHealth Online, select employers can offer the service to their employees and provide them with coupons to purchase TytoHome at Best Buy.
Tyto Care is partnering with additional regional health care systems to provide medical care to consumers throughout the country. The first partnership is with Sanford Health, one of the largest, not-for-profit health care systems in the U.S. Sanford Health will provide care to TytoHome users in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. These users will be able to connect with a Sanford medical provider for live, physician-guided exams and diagnosis.
The partnership is the latest example of Best Buy’s growing commitment to the health space and its dedication to improving the lives of its customers through technology. Last year, the company also acquired GreatCall, a leading provider of connected health and personal emergency response services to the aging population.
“We’re excited to partner with Best Buy, LiveHealth Online, American Well and regional health systems to extend our on-demand telehealth platform across the U.S., enhancing primary care delivery,” said Dedi Gilad, CEO and co-founder of Tyto Care. “Tyto Care is combining increased convenience and accessibility with the power of a trusted retailer, health care providers, insurers and employers to deliver consumers the best that telehealth has to offer.”
About Tyto Care
Tyto Care is transforming primary care by putting health in the hands of consumers. The company seamlessly connects people to clinicians to provide the best virtual home examination and diagnosis solutions.
Tyto Care’s solutions are designed to enable a comprehensive medical exam from any location and include a hand-held, all-in-one tool for examining the heart, lungs, skin, ears, throat, abdomen, and body temperature; a complete telehealth platform for sharing exam data, conducting live video exams, and scheduling visits; a cloud-based data repository with analytics; and built-in guidance technology and machine learning algorithms to ensure accuracy and ease of use for patients using the device at home. The platform also allows for simple integration with electronic health records systems, third party exam tools, and other telehealth platforms. To watch a demo video, click here.
For more information please visit www.tytocare.com.
About American Well
American Well is a leading telehealth platform in the United States and globally, connecting and enabling providers, insurers, patients, and innovators to deliver greater access to more affordable, higher quality care. American Well believes that digital care delivery will transform healthcare. The Company offers a single, comprehensive platform to support all telehealth needs from urgent to acute and post-acute care, as well as chronic care management and healthy living. With over a decade of experience, American Well powers telehealth solutions for over 150 health systems comprised of 2,000 hospitals and 55 health plan partners with over 7,000 employers, covering over 150 million lives. For more information, please visit AmericanWell.com.