VIKAND to become certified Inmarsat application provider for health care

(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — VIKAND Solutions, a global, maritime medical operations and health care solutions provider, and Inmarsat, a world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, have announced that VIKAND has become a certified Inmarsat application provider and will launch the first all-inclusive total health care solution platform for the global shipping industry.  

VIKAND HealthNet integrates all aspects of health care and medical operations for vessel owners and operators, utilizing the latest satellite communication tools and medical technology, supported by an experienced maritime medical team.

Shipping companies will benefit from VIKAND HealthNet’s use of state-of-the-art technology and innovative all-inclusive business model ensuring a complete turnkey medical solution. VIKAND HealthNet’s telemedicine technology is easy to use and very affordable requiring limited bandwidth making it broadly available to the commercial shipping and energy industry.

VIKAND HealthNet’s Total Healthcare Solution will cover all aspects of the vessel owners’ ongoing health care needs including urgent care, monthly house doctor calls, chronic disease management, medical chest management, medical equipment technical support, a customized mental health program and a 24/7 medical emergency support hotline.

By managing the entire healthcare needs for a vessel owner, the attached cost to the owner will be reduced, risk management and efficiency enhanced with an overall winning ROI.  

VIKAND HealthNet will launch in the first quarter of 2020 and will be an Inmarsat certified application providing the service over a dedicated bandwidth APN on Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress service, which is currently installed on over 7,500 vessels across the globe. Prior to the official launch, VIKAND HealthNet will be conducting trials on a selection of ships equipped with Fleet Xpress.

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By Professional Mariner Staff