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Video medicine platform swyMed announces formation of Scientific Advisory Board


LEXINGTON, Mass. — swyMed, a provider of exceptional-quality video telemedicine solutions, today announced the creation of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) with four key appointments: Lester Wold, M.D.; James McCarthy, M.D.; Ronald Merrell, M.D.; and Noah Rosen, M.D. The Scientific Advisory Board will advise swyMed on the highest value applications for swyMed’s truly mobile telemedicine solutions, and how innovative healthcare providers can further use the technology to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. 

The SAB will be chaired by Lester Wold, M.D. Dr. Wold is the former chair of the Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, the Mayo Collaborative Services Board and Mayo Medical Ventures Board. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of Mayo Clinic Foundation.  He is also the chief medical officer of VitalHealth Software where he helps advise the company’s long-term market strategies for care collaboration, disease management and patient engagement.

“I’m honored to chair swyMed’s Scientific Advisory Board,” said Dr. Wold. “swyMed’s commitment to continued refinement of their exceptional mobile telemedicine solutions that enable better care coordination while reducing costs is key to advancing the use of telemedicine globally.”

Dr. James McCarthy is a clinical nephrologist and emeritus Mayo Clinic physician. His primary clinical focus has been decreasing hospitalizations, improving survival and the quality of life for patients with chronic kidney disease. He previously chaired, as physician leader, the Mayo Clinic Health System’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Oversight Group, and was among the top 1% of U.S. physicians in 2011 as ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s “Top Doctors” list.

Dr. Ronald Merrell is a surgeon with a long interest in telemedicine.  He is the former clinical director of VCU Health Systems Telemedicine program. Currently, he serves as editor-in-chief of Telemedicine and E-Health, an official journal of the American Telemedicine Association and the International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health. Additionally, Dr. Merrell has worked on telemedicine programs in several countries around the world.

Dr. Rosen graduated from MIT with a degree in electrical engineering before deciding to pursue a career in medicine. He is a practicing vascular surgeon and complex wound surgeon in the Boston area. He currently serves as chief medical officer for swyMed. Dr. Rosen brings both his tech-savvy and clinical experience facing the evolving healthcare landscape to swyMed and the SAB. Prior to joining swyMed, he served as assistant director of the Tufts Medical Center for Vascular, Wound Healing, and Hyperbaric Medicine.

About swyMed
swyMed is the only live video medicine platform built for care providers. Based on technology originally developed for satellite data transmission to the 1996 Olympic Games, it was later adapted to healthcare video over fixed and mobile networks. swyMed has customers in twelve states in the US and several countries in Europe, and is used by thousands every day. Our technology is patent-pending and registered with the FDA as a medical device data system.

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