N.H. telemedicine firm, global security specialist team up
A New Hampshire telemedicine company has partnered with a global security consultant to provide comprehensive health care and medical support services around the world.
New London-based WorldClinic and Clayton Consultants of Carlsbad, Calif., have developed World Shield, a package of services providing round-the-clock medical care and personal security marketed primarily to high net-worth individuals.
World Shield developed out of conversations over the past several years between Daniel Carlin, M.D., founder and CEO of WorldClinic, and Jack Cloonan, president of Clayton Consultants, who found out that each of their companies served the same client base.
“On the surface, we seem to be two very different kinds of organizations,” said Carlin. “It’s actually a natural marriage. We’re both organizations centered on managing critical risks and dealing effectively with crisis and emergencies at any hour, occurring often at some of the most dangerous places to be traveling today.”
He called it a “neat fit to be able to offer our members the two things they worry about most — their health and their general security.”
WorldClinic is a private telemedical practice providing immediate medical care and resource coordination worldwide. Clayton Consultants, whose security specialists have often served in the FBI and other governmental counter-terrorism units, is one of the largest security and crisis consultants in the world.
“From the Philippines to Colombia to South Africa to Iraq, we’ve protected our clients from virtually every security threat imaginable. Now with the groundbreaking 24/7 telemedicine system offered by WorldClinic, our joint World Shield service adds health concerns to the list of crises we can protect our clients from,” said Cloonan.
World Shield, however, does not come cheap — about $10,000 per person per year.
“There are no leaks between the services,” Carlin told NHBR Daily. “Our clients love the fact that they now have just one phone number to call for services. Everything is tightly integrated.”
He added that, while World Shield is primarily geared toward “a very exclusive clientele,” World Clinic is “working on a project with a completely digital office.” He noted that all of the common doctor’s tools, such as a stethoscope, will be digital, feeding information via the Internet to a physician anywhere in the world.
“Once we’ve gotten the kinks worked out, we can do this anywhere.” — CINDY KIBBE