Technology: Saving Lives

From battle fields to disaster sites, eyes-on, first-hand care from a top notch Physician or Specialist can be the difference between life and death for those caught up in tragedy.  But, how do you get the best medical care while still in the middle of disaster site? How do you get the needed Physicians to those still in the field?

Troop Health Initiatives (THI), a woman-owned, service-disabled veteran owned business located in Bay City, Michigan has joined forces with JEMS Technology of Orion, Michigan to provide life saving technology.

 THI is dedicated to providing proven and reliable medical technologies to the government through the THI and JEMS Technology Disaster Relief Telehealth System.

Tech 3Using this system, medical professionals and first responders can send live streaming, HIPAA compliant video to a specialty physician via a JEMS mobile unit.  The specialist is able to review the video on their smart device in real time and respond with medical advice.  The JEMS Disaster Relief Telehealth System is easy to use and has been proven successful in challenging environments. THI recently received a contract from the Office of Emergency Management of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide the system for use in disaster relief situations, connecting victims with Specialists at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor.

The Saginaw Future Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), the PTAC of Schoolcraft College, and the Michigan Homeland Security Consortium (MIHSC) worked collaboratively to assist in connecting THI with Office of Emergency Management at the VA.

THI Owner, Susan Pfund shares, “The PTACs and the MIHSC were integral in helping get this project off the ground in a timely manner. The teamwork amongst the various offices demonstrates the depth and quality of business resources available for companies in the state of Michigan.”

THI expects continued growth and additional government sales of the JEMS system in coming years, particularly within the Department of Homeland Security. “The recent Telehealth Promotion Act signals that the federal government is serious about telehealth and the VA is leading the way,” said Kevin Lasser, chief executive office of JEMS Technology. “With its experience and expertise in telehealth and its partnership with THI, JEMS is uniquely positioned to provide the technology the government needs to make sure patients have access to specialized care, no matter their location.”

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THI and JEMS Technology proudly rely on partners and colleagues throughout the state of Michigan for their continued success.  The JEMS Technology Disaster Relief Telehealth Systems is a combination of unique parts, many of which are manufactured in Michigan.  This includes a server component manufactured by Rave Computer of Sterling Heights.  JEMS management views Michigan companies, many of which grew out of the auto industry, as exceptionally capable of accelerating the growth of secure cyber-technology within the federal government sector.