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vTail Healthcare Telecommunications Announces New Orthopedic Market Clinical Advisory Board

OXFORD, United Kingdom, December 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — vTail, the premier healthcare communications application that connects healthcare professionals with medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers for sales, support and service, today announced the formation a clinical advisory board to support its upcoming launch into the orthopedic market.

“Orthopaedics represents a key target market for us, as it is a high-value specialty with many new entrants into the space and needs HIPAA-compliant communication solutions to support surgeons. “We sought out advisors with varying backgrounds and were delighted with the group. We came together. Each is highly respected in the field, offering us critical insights on how to deliver a robust solution to this complex market,” said the vTail CEO, Barry J. Wolfenson.

Along with Sharat K Kusuma, MD, head of the previously announced panel, the five-member group includes:

Benjamin Schwartz, MD, FAAOS is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, digital health advisor, and healthcare innovator. Dr. Schwartz has held several leadership positions, including as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Arthroplasty, vice chair of the practice management committee of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and member of the committee hip and knee content for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. With a keen interest in health technologies, Dr. Schwartz has served as a mentor for several digital health incubators/accelerators and an advisor for several health technology startups. In addition to leading the discussion on healthcare innovation and advocating for the thoughtful integration of technology into medicine, Dr. Schwartz maintains a popular joint replacement practice on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

Jennifer Weiss, MD, graduated Cum Laude from Williams College. She went to medical school at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and completed her orthopedic training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Her Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship was with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/ University of Southern California, where she remained for 7 years as Director of the Pediatric Sports Medicine Program. She has served on the board of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, the Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. She is now part of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group and practices pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine. She is a founding member of SpeakUpOrtho.

Anand MurtiMD, is the Chief of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Murthi obtained his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University medical school and completed her residency in general surgery and her residency in orthopedic surgery at george washington university Medical Center. He completed the internationally recognized Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction at New York Orthopedic Hospital-Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a section editor for the journal “Current Orthopedic Practice”. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty. He is former president and founding member of the ACESS group (Association of Clinical Elbow and Shoulder Surgeons).

Nirav Amine, MD, is an associate professor at Pomona Valley Hospital. Dr. Amin completed his medical studies and residency at Drexel University College of Medicine and dual fellowships at Cleveland Clinic and Lenox Hill Hospital. He has served or currently serves as principal investigator on 9 projects and is involved in several FDA studies. He was recently appointed to ASES as a candidate member and leads several protocols on opioid-sparing techniques in orthopedic surgery.

About vTail: vTail (www.vtail.co) is a new digital healthcare communication platform designed to connect healthcare professionals (HCPs) with representatives from the medical technology, pharmacy, biotechnology and medical diagnostics. The company initially focused on medical technologies in the United States, after moving into the advanced wound care and dental care markets, and is planning to enter the orthopedics market. In 2022, the application will enter several other clinical areas and international markets.

Prior to COVID-19, market dynamics distanced communications between healthcare professionals and representatives of medical companies. COVID-19 has made this crisis acute, and all stakeholders agree that a “new normal” is taking hold that will look nothing like pre-pandemic communications. The goal of vTail is to modernize these communications, simplifying the search, connection and communication between all stakeholders, including healthcare professionals, product manufacturers, clinical research organizations, distributors and medical equipment dealers. In doing so, the company aims to make their working lives much more efficient and achieve optimal clinical outcomes by helping healthcare professionals get the information they need, when they need it.

vTail is free for healthcare professionals and was selected as one of the Top 10 Clinical Communication and Collaboration Solution Providers for 2021 by MD Tech Review.

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