Nothing is worse than sitting in a waiting room for hours to see a doctor when you are feeling sick. Doctors used to make personal house calls. Since most of us have never even had that experience, it makes it hard to imagine that might once again become popular.
“Patient consultations via video conferencing, transmission of still images, e-health including patient portals, remote monitoring of vital signs, continuing medical education, consumer-focused wireless applications and nursing call centers, among other applications, are all considered part of telemedicine and telehealth,” a quote from the American Telemedicine Association. “Telemedicine includes a growing variety of applications and services using two-way video, email, smart phones, wireless tools and other forms of telecommunications technology.” This is Unified Communications for healthcare.
Pete McLain, VP of Enterprise Telehealth at Yorktel http://www.yorktel.com/telehealth/ and Gary Audin discuss telemedicine in this podcast recorded at the American Telemedicine Fall Forum. Some of the topics discussed are:
- Video conferencing evolves into telemedicine
- ROI and justifications
- High availability and penalties to patients
- Broadband connections and compression technologies
- Supporting security requirements and regulations
- Multi-vendor collaboration
- International telemedicine
Yorktel http://www.yorktel.com/telehealth/ is a leading global provider of UC&C, cloud, and video managed services for large enterprise and federal government customers. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in New Jersey, with offices across the US, UK, and France, Yorktel enables customers to successfully integrate video into their operations from video conferencing to video event production, on premise or in the cloud. Yorktel designs, integrates, and manages enterprise-wide unified communications solutions.