VIKAND signs up to become a Certified Inmarsat Application Provider
VIKAND SOLUTIONS, LLC, a global, maritime medical operations and healthcare solutions provider, and INMARSAT, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, today announced that VIKAND has become a Certified Inmarsat Application Provider and will launch the first all-inclusive total healthcare solution platform for the global shipping industry, the company said in its release.
VIKAND HealthNet™ integrates all aspects of healthcare 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 healthcare needs including urgent care, monthly house doctor calls, chronic disease management, crew maintenance + crew loss prevention = crew wellness, medical chest management, medical equipment technical support, a customized mental health program and a 24/7 medical emergency support hot-line.
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.
VIKAND is a leading global maritime healthcare solutions provider offering 24/7 medical management, consulting, biomedical equipment maintenance and sales, case and claims management, medical escort service, air decontamination, and purification solutions to the maritime industry. VIKAND’s vision is to be the world’s leading expert in Maritime Health Care and VIKAND’s mission is to provide the highest quality, timely and most cost-effective Maritime Health Care possible.
Inmarsat is the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. It owns and operates the world’s most diverse global portfolio of mobile telecommunications satellite networks, and holds a multi-layered, global spectrum portfolio, covering L-band, Ka-band and S-band, enabling unparalleled breadth and diversity in the solutions it provides. Inmarsat’s long-established global distribution network includes not only the world’s leading channel partners but also its own strong direct retail capabilities, enabling end to end customer service assurance.