Startup Spotlight : Specialty Telehealth Services
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The idea for STS stemmed from the introduction of CNN to Latin America and Brazil in 1988. For 15 years, Orlando and Rosalina Vallone ran a satellite and cable television operation that allowed the retransmission of U.S. networks and cable channels to countries in this region.
That experience led to the couple’s decision to invest in telehealth solutions. The technology advancements that made radiology image transmissions and educational applications for satellite communications possible, they realized, could also help save lives. “Our telemedicine platform allows us to connect doctors from across the globe, even in the most remote areas, and use telehealth solutions to target widespread health problems like stroke in Latin America,” said Orlando Vallone.