VisualShare' Success with NIH Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)
Recently, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) posted a success story on VisualShare's image collaboration research and development under the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program.The SBIR funding allowed VisualShare to develop web-based telehealth technology for physicians and providers associated with child abuse medical evaluations that require a solution for diagnostic services to providers in rural and under served communities. TeleCAM™ provides access to medical providers located in rural communities that typically do not have the means to link up to a traditional or dedicated telemedicine infrastructure that could be used for clinical peer review and and aid in accurate diagnosis. TeleCAM™ tracks the incremental accumulation of case material—images (photo-documentation) and text—from initial creation at a remote clinic through to the final evaluation by a consulting physician, typically located at a hospital or tertiary care center. Accurate and timely diagnosis is supported between two or more providers that are need image collaboration and share information or evidence consisting of case images (photo-documentation) while maintaining a consultation record for reimbursement and reporting.