Tom Conroy is the inventor of the Qortex Telehealth System and Daily Companion applications. He has more than 35 years’ experience in the high technology governmental and commercial business arenas. Tom served as a senior military officer for the Office of Special Projects/National Reconnaissance Office of the CIA where he developed state-of-the-art systems for the classified national defense space program.
Upon retiring from the service, Tom continued using his expertise in the motion picture industry where he designed and implemented complex video matrix-based networks and graphic elements for numerous feature film productions. Tom was also the CEO of a new cosmetic line of products having reinvented nail polish chemistry to eliminate products harmful to pregnant women.
Tom continues to consult for several organizations including a major Army project for the Institute of Creative Technologies and on the digital production development project for USC’s Entertainment Technology Center, and governmental intelligence agencies.
After a variety of illnesses affected his immediate family, Tom’s experience took him into the medical industry. Understanding the intrinsic problems with the medical industry, Tom used his expertise of building commercial technologies to develop the Qortex Telehealth System for MedSign to improve preventative medical care through an at-home medical convergence platform.
The big insurance carriers cover Telehealth, but due to the lack of set standards for private health insurance companies, billing has been haphazard, reimbursement spotty and confidence low. Now that telehealth appears to be the future of how we support our most at-risk, we must make sure that it is accessible both logistically and financially.
However, there is a growing digital divide as elderly patients who do not have smartphones and wi-fi are slowly getting left behind. MedSign and Qortex are making this transition easier and much more affordable.
The Qortex platform was specifically designed to focus on reducing ER visits and early readmissions from recently discharged or chronically ill patients by providing 24/7 virtual connectivity to their healthcare providers while recovering in the comfort of their homes and does not require expensive or complicated smartphones, tablets, or computers. Simply plug Qortex into a TV and receive healthcare services anytime.
The Qortex system is currently available to hospitals, physician groups, CHHAs, home care agencies, insurers, government agencies, and others throughout Florida, New York and California. Tom Conroy shares their solution along with how and why millions have been denied access to cost-effective Telehealth solutions that ensure patients are safe and secure from Coronavirus and other issues.
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