Abbott (NYSE:ABT) announced today that it received Health Canada licensing for and launched its NeuroSphere Virtual Clinic.
The Abbott Park, Illinois-based company designed the remote programming technology — the first of its kind in Canada — with compatibility with Abbott’s suite of neuromodulation technologies, offering the potential to increase access to optimal treatment for patients living with chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease, or essential tremors who might otherwise have difficulty receiving care from their healthcare provider due to location or being unable to travel to seek care.
Users can receive care anywhere by connecting with their doctor through a secure in-app video chat and an integrated remote programming feature. Clinicians can prescribe new treatment settings remotely to the patient’s neurostimulation device using the clinician programmer app and a new, simple, and secure remote care connection.
In April, the company…