VIGILINT and Cleveland Clinic to Offer Real Time Telemedicine Service for Global Travelers

Global MedAssist Program (GMAP) Provides Full-Spectrum Care Worldwide

MORRISVILLE, N.C. & CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VIGILINT and Cleveland Clinic are collaborating to offer the Global
MedAssist Program (GMAP), a telemedicine program available at anytime
from anywhere in the world.

This collaboration combines VIGILINT’s highly specialized emergency
physicians and emergency preparedness experts with Cleveland Clinic’s
global practice of physicians and specialists. GMAP provides 24/7/365
medical assistance for travelers worldwide. Created in response to the
increased demand for high-level medical care and consultations for
global travelers, the distance health collaboration augments existing
health insurance with on-demand, full-spectrum care through a single
point of contact.

“We are excited to join forces with world-renowned healthcare leader
Cleveland Clinic to offer the global business community a robust
telemedicine solution,” said James Humphlett, VIGILINT Chief Executive
Officer. Dr. Sean Siler, VIGILINT’s President and Chief Medical Officer,
added, “GMAP is unrivaled in the marketplace, with unparalleled reach
and most significantly has an unmatched global network of medical
providers and facilities.”

“Combining the expertise and capabilities of both organizations provides
access and proper guidance on medical issues that may arise to those
traveling internationally,” said Jonathan Schaffer, MD, MBA, FACS,
Managing Director, Cleveland Clinic Distance Health My Consult. “As a
leader in telemedicine and distance health initiatives, GMAP has been
developed to remove the geographic barriers to care, anywhere, anytime.
We are delighted to be a part of this collaboration.”

The foundation of GMAP is its 24/7/365 medical operations center,
integrating innovative technology and advanced telemedicine intelligence
with highly trained operations analysts and proprietary data sources.
One call to the Medical Operations Center and the seamless network of
care begins. No matter the scale of the healthcare issue or location of
the patient, GMAP ensures immediate access to viable and reputable
healthcare providers who deliver comprehensive individualized healthcare
solutions and continuity of care throughout the medical ordeal. The GMAP
team includes VIGILINT physicians that have previous experience with the
military, National Security Council, the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, the White House Medical Unit, and the U.S. Departments of
Homeland Security and Health & Human Services, combined with Cleveland
Clinic’s more than 3,000 physicians practicing in 140 medical
specialties and subspecialties.

GMAP was created with a multinational workforce in mind and designed to
mitigate the realities of international travel. One
in three travelers will experience a medical issue while abroad
, one
in 30 will need to seek emergency medical care, and 17 percent of
travelers admitted to hospitals require aeromedical transfer. Jet lag,
stress, limited preparation time, and increased prevalence of chronic
and lifestyle-associated diseases make business travelers far more
vulnerable to disease than the general population. Local healthcare
providers, hospitals, and pharmacies may lack the adequate resources,
training, experience, or patient records for proper treatment of
business travelers with chronic or emergency health problems. To learn
more about the GMAP suite of medical services call: 1-800-970-0395 or

About Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit
multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and
hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio,
it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of
providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of
cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered
many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and
the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World
consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s
best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among
Cleveland Clinic’s 49,000 employees are more than 3,400 full-time
salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 140
medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health
system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, nine
community hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations –
including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and
wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.;
Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2015, there
were 6.6 million outpatient visits, 164,700 hospital admissions and
208,807 surgical cases throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system.
Patients came for treatment from every state and 180 countries. Visit us
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About VIGILINT Founded in 2006, VIGILINT is a medical and travel
risk management company that provides health protection for global
workforces including corporate medical advisory, 24/7/365 telemedicine,
crisis management and expeditionary services to multinational
corporations, government clients and individuals.


Aimee McIntyre, 919-345-3923
Angie Kiska, 216-444-6002