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Maritime Medical Access Service


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.

Maritime Medical Access delivers seamless 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 video-teleconference application to emergency physicians as well as over 550 specialty physicians for immediate, remote medical consultation.

Why Choose Maritime Medical Access?


Global access to their Board Certified emergency medicine physicians has enabled companies and individuals to reduce unnecessary medical expenses and the risk of liability. Their relationship with The George Washington University Medical Center ensures current, state-of-the-art, medical practices and case management for their ill or injured clients.

“There is general agreement among emergency clinicians that seeing the patient greatly improves correct diagnosis and treatment for illnesses or injuries,” said James Betz, program manager, Maritime Medical Access.

“The combination of real-time diagnostic sensor readings with a visual inspection of the patient can reduce misdiagnosis or over-triaging a problem, increasing the likelihood that the vessel will stay on course and not have to divert for a medical emergency. With follow-up teleconferences, the remote physician can determine when the crew member can safely resume work.”

All that’s needed to take advantage of digi+Doc is to install the DigiGone software on a computer, and sign up for an annual subscription to the digi+Doc Maritime Medical Access Service.

Just click here and fill out this simple online application form and a representative will contact you shortly.


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