mHealth News Briefs with Tim Bredrup
Polycom Inc., a standards-based unified communications (UC) company, recently convened with healthcare practitioners and IT executives from around the world at HIMSS12 to show how Polycom® RealPresence™ video and voice collaboration solutions can potentially change the way healthcare organizations learn, teach, and deliver care.
More and more hospitals are turning to telemedicine to eliminate the problem of distance. Polycom RealPresence video brings healthcare providers and remote, home-care, and quarantined patients together face-to-face for consultation, evaluation, and monitoring. Specialists can now conduct remote consultations and prescribe treatments from their home office, or even from on the road, while “visiting” patients via video with HD quality.
A new hub-and-stroke business model has emerged based on Polycom video, where a central facility is the hub and smaller facilities or individual specialists are the spokes, allowing healthcare providers to provide round-the-clock consultation and remote treatment of patients via high-definition, interactive video.