Over Twenty Years of Experience Delivering
Remote Medical Services to the Maritime Industry.
In operation since 1989, Maritime Medical Access (MMA) provides a vital link to the delivery of appropriate medical care for shipping vessels, aircraft,yachts and teams in remote locations. We deliver worldwide telemedicine advice,clinical case management, repatriation, training, and recommendations for medical equipment and medicine chests all through one centrally managed and secure client portal.
Global access to our Board Certified emergency medicine physicians has enabled companies and individuals to reduce unnecessary medical expenses and the risk of liability. Our relationship with The George Washington University Medical Center ensures current, state-of-the-art, medical practices and case management for our ill or injured clients.
Program Manager, Remote Medical Programs & Maritime Medical Access
Maritime Medical Access delivers seemless communications and operations support through our Worldwide Emergency Communications Center or (WECC). The WECC is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by medically trained operators who professionally patch the patient to the on-call physician. From any location in the world, our clients have direct access via phone, email or through our DigiGone(TM) video-teleconference unit to emergency physicians as well as over 550 specialty physicians for immediate, remote medical consultation.
We encourage you to learn more about Maritime Medical Access services, benefits and medical team.
Maritime Medical Access has now integrated DigiGoneTM Video Conferencing Software at our Worldwide Emergency Communications Center. DigiGoneTM gives our EMT's and Board Certified Physicians the ability to communicate with any vessel which has the DigiGoneTM software on board via encrypted, HIPAA compliant 2-way or multi-party video, audio, text message or file transfer.
When an accident or serious illness occurs at sea, expert medical help may be thousands of miles away. However, having satellite or mobile links to our emergency medicine physicians ensures high quality, continuous care no matter where you are in the world.
For over 20 years Maritime Medical Access has been committed to the construction and implementation of integrated medical solutions to maximize the quality of medical care and the appropriateness of cost for care for the maritime community.
Reduce Liability: In the event of a medical incident at sea, attorney fees for corporate litigation can start at $300.00 per hour, Medevac services average $35,000.00 or more, and medical services at the nearest port may be primitive or non-existent. Clients may reduce liability and avoid costly litigation fees by utilizing the 24/7 medical hotline, video telemedicine service, extensive onboarding medical training programs, and updated medical supply chests.
Cost Containment: On numerous occasions, Maritime Medical Access has successfully directed a ship's medical officer or master through minor surgical procedures. With our video conferencing capabilities, physicians are able to visually inspect injuries and determine if evacuation or ship diversions are medically necessary. A merchant ship is estimated to cost its owner at least $40,000.00 a day to operate. As a result, these companies and owners have saved a significant amount of money by NOT having to divert the ship to the nearest port for medical assistance.