An occupational health arm of services giant Capita has said it is expecting growth of the use of a remote healthcare system for the offshore oil and gas industry.
Ten of Capita Health and Well Being’s system’s D-MAS system are currently being used by three international companies in the offshore oil and gas industry.
Capita is also now currently tendering to install a further 80.
It says the laptop-based system, which allows doctors to access patients remotely, can be used in extreme diving-related conditions.
It can also be used for more routine health surveillance work, including “live” monitoring surveys to gauge offshore health trends.
Capita developed D-MAS with DanMedical to offer offshore medics the ability to communicate audio, video and physiological data to medical support onshore – doctors, clinical hubs or specialists.
The medics use a medical grade laptop to capture, display and communicate clinical data in real-time over an internet connection.
D-MAS supports remote emergency response, unscheduled care, assessment, diagnosis and monitoring as well as the long-term monitoring of chronic conditions.