VistaJet Equips Fleet with Telemedicine

 - July 2, 2020, 11:29 AM
The Tempus IC2 telemedicine monitor is now standard equipment on VistaJet's charter fleet. The device allows crew members to transmit vital clinical data securely-via the aircraft's secure onboard connection- to MedAire's ground-based medical experts who can evaluate the patient and advise treatment any time, any place. [Photo: VistaJet]

This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.

To better safeguard customers and staff, charter provider VistaJet is now including RDT's Tempus IC2 health monitors aboard its entire private jet fleet. The telemedicine devices allow flight crew to measure and transmit vital clinical data and images, along with real-time voice and video, to medical assessment provider MedAire’s 24/7 ground center.

“The parameters available when taking a Tempus call are essentially the same as those one would have in most emergency rooms,” explained Dr. Paulo Alves, MedAire’s global medical director. “Tempus IC2 is invaluable when remotely managing a medical situation because it gives MedAire’s MedLink doctors the clinical-quality data needed to make a better diagnostic impression.”

In addition to diagnosing in-air medical situations, MedAire can also assist the ill person with obtaining further medical care or prescription medication at the aircraft’s final destination. Should the person require urgent treatment not available onboard, VistaJet’s operations team can also be informed to change the flight path or final destination.

“VistaJet crew now have even more resources to give them and passengers complete peace of mind with every flight,” said company founder and chairman Thomas Flohr. “The information from the monitor is seamlessly and confidentially shared with the ground-based medical experts,” adding it is the next best thing to having a doctor by their side.