Caregility, Eko partner to bring smart stethoscope to telehealth platform

[Image from Eko and Caregility]Caregility and Eko announced today that they entered into a partnership to integrate cloud technology and smart stethoscopes.

The partnership enables seamless integration between Caregility’s cloud platform and Eko’s smart stethoscopes and software. The idea is to allow health providers on Caregility’s iConsult application to perform auscultation (heart, lung, and other body sounds) on patients during a virtual physical exam.

“Our partnership addresses a key component missing from most virtual exams – auscultation. The ability for care teams to easily and accurately assess a patient’s body sounds in real-time will have a meaningful impact on our hybrid care delivery models, including telenursing, telerounding, tele-ICU, and at-home care,” Peter McLain, chief strategy officer and SVP of business development at Caregility, said in a news release. “Eko’s unparalleled digital stethoscope so…

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