Get access to a remotely guided doctor visit anywhere, anytime with the TytoHome device. The TytoHome medical device is changing lives by making virtual medical care more accurate and accessible than ever.
In the last year, there’s been a rise of untreated healthcare conditions as people, wary of COVID-19 exposure, have avoided important trips to their doctor. Social distancing is still very much the norm, but when this means that you or your family are not getting the healthcare attention you need, this measure may become counter-productive.
Enter the TytoHome mobile medical device – an award-winning, mobile medical device that enables a remotely-guided virtual consultation with a doctor – anywhere, anytime!
What is TytoHome and how does it work?
TytoHome is a lightweight and portable medical exam kit that includes an examination camera, thermometer, otoscope and stethoscope. This allows users to capture clinical-grade images of the ear, throat and skin, as well as lung and heart auscultations, which they can seamlessly share with a doctor in our network in real time using the Discovery Connected Care app.
Using this data, the healthcare provider can offer their patient a diagnosis, treatment plan, and prescription if needed. The device is easy to use and your GP will guide you through the consultation to get all the clinical images and sounds they need – making virtual consultations more accurate and quality healthcare more convenient than ever.
According to Dr Unben Pillay, a general practitioner from Midrand and CEO of ASAIPA, the quality of images from TytoHome is likely better than what many healthcare practitioners see in their practices using otoscopes or torches. He is convinced that the device will be game-changing for virtual consultations in the future, states Medical Brief Africa. Watch Dr Pillay explain how TytoHome works in this video. You can also find a TytoHome how-to guide here.
How do I get a TytoHome discount?
The TytoHome device is available for purchase at iStores, and while anyone can buy one, members of Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) and other Discovery clients qualify for an exclusive saving of over R1 500 off!
- The device is sold to the general public at R7 855.
- Discovery clients who are not DHMS members can redeem a discount voucher here to purchase TytoHome on iStore at R6 284.
- DHMS members receive the same great discount as other Discovery clients, but can also order and have their devices delivered straight to their doors through MedXpress.
Enabling a seamless, end-to-end digital healthcare journey
The best news is that TytoHome integrates fully into Discovery’s new Connected Care platform, which connects members with a range of appropriate home-based healthcare services for all levels of care. From on-demand diagnostic consultations and e-scripting to medicine delivery, anytime, anywhere – learn more about our Connected Care platform and how it can help you in this video:
So whatever your reasons for preferring a virtual consultation, a TytoHome device can enable a high-quality of healthcare through remote examination. This makes it especially helpful when treating common or chronic medical conditions, which, with frequent monitoring, can be safely, conveniently and effectively treated from home.
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