The following article is from Arkansas Hospitals magazine, a custom publication of Vowell, Inc., which also produces Arkansas Money & Politics.
As both a practitioner of telemedicine and a technology executive, Dr. Darren Sommer understands the importance of creating telemedicine systems that exceed expectations. With a focus on reliability and simplicity, Dr. Sommer’s vision is to deploy Innovator Health technologies so that all Americans have access to the highest levels of care.
Dr. Sommer received his Doctor of Osteopathic degree and holds a master’s in Public Health from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also has more than 20 years of military service and two combat deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
When he was working with sick and badly injured patients during his time in Afghanistan, he would often call for consults with other military physicians located in Germany or other medical bases. These consults would result in specialists’ interventions on behalf of injured soldiers hundreds of miles from their location.
It was through recalling this extreme value to both patient and physician that led him to begin working on his telemedicine breakthrough, the Rounder. Available to serve patients wherever they are, especially in rural or remote locations, the Rounder connects patients with the medical services they need, but that may not be readily available to them locally.