Date Archives March 2014

What Your Hospital Needs to Know About Patient-Centered Care

Today’s new healthcare model involves team-centered care based on preventing illness and promoting wellness for healthier populations — both at reduced costs. During a webinar hosted by AVI-SPL, Dr. Deborah Jeffries, Polycom’s director of healthcare, will look at the challenges of team-centered care and how to overcome them.

Polycom’s collaborative video and voice solutions enable healthcare organizations to overcome distance and interact with post-acute discharge patients and those needing urgent care. They also provide the collaboration technology necessary to facilitate patient-centered care by connecting patients, providers, and payers independent of location. With Polycom’s telemedicine solutions, healthcare providers have the tools to streamline medical call routing, population management, patient self-management and virtual waiting rooms. Attendees will learn about:

• Healthcare Trends and Challenges

• Strategic Objectives

• ACOs

• Reducing Re-Admits

• Collaborative video solutions

This webinar will also include examples from healthcare providers on the benefits Polycom video solutions for patient care and treatment.

Register for “Collaboration Solutions for Patient-Centered Care.”

About the Presenter 

Dr. Deborah A. Jeffries is the director of healthcare for Polycom, a leader in collaborative technology solutions. Jeffries has 25 years in telemedicine, information systems, medicine, education and physics. She has taught pathophysiology and hematology at Merrimack College, and enjoyed her time as a teaching assistant at U.C.L.A. and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she was a T.A. for X-ray, physiology, and pathology. Jeffries holds a degree in naturopathic medicine from National College of Naturopathic Medicine, a bachelor’s degree in physics from U.C.L.A. and completed the course work for a master’s degree in physics from U.C.L.A. While at U.C.L.A. she also received her teaching credential for K-12.

Webinar Recording: How Christie Brio Improves Collaboration

Christie Brio screenshotOn March 25, AVI-SPL hosted a webinar on Christie® Brio, a presentation system designed to bring remote teams together so they can collaborate on shared documents. This webinar also gives advice on choosing the right screen size for a projector.

Download “The Collaboration System That Brings Teams Together: Christie Brio.”

About the Presenters

Brian Emerson CTS, is territory sales manager for Christie Digital Systems. He has 25+ years of experience in the AV industry, and was voted most popular vendor rep at the AVI-SPL Global Sales Meeting, 2013.

Andy Towers is business development manager for Christie – Vista Systems. He has over 25 years of AV industry experience, and excels at creating and building strong customer relationships by analyzing and understanding products, markets and customer needs.

White House Budget for 2015 Supports Telehealth

Polycom recently shared a post on its Public Sector blog about the proposed budget for next fiscal year that will be of great interest to healthcare providers. It notes that the White House’s 2015 budget includes 65.3 billion for Veterans Affairs. Here’s the highlight for the medical community:

According to a fact sheet distributed by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HiMSS):

$567 million (of the proposed budget is) for telehealth programs that include home health monitoring and extending care to Veterans located in remote locations. This funding request level is a $23 million increase over FY 2014 actual spending. This effort builds on the FY 2013 program that provided monitoring devices to 144,000 veterans with high-risk conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

 AVI-SPL integrates telehealth solutions by companies like Polycom for healthcare facilities around the world. Contact us through our online form or call us at 866-559-8197 to find out how we can help your hospital or clinic improve its care with video technology.

How Christie Brio Improves Collaboration

You’re confident that your presentation is great. Now you want to share it so that it has the intended impact.

Join us Tues., March 25 at 1 p.m. for “The Collaboration System That Brings Teams Together.”

Christie Brio screenshotWith Christie® Brio, you can simultaneously contribute rich multimedia content from multiple wireless sources and engage easily with colleagues – in the same room or around the world, in real-time. A presentation and collaboration solution, Christie Brio removes technical barriers and gets people connected quickly with no advance preparation, no extra hardware or specialized software. Learn about Christie Brio, and get a brief overview of when to use flat panels over projectors for your presentations.

Register for this event.

About the Presenters

Brian Emerson CTS, is territory sales manager for Christie Digital Systems. He has 25+ years of experience in the AV industry, and was voted most popular vendor rep at the AVI-SPL Global Sales Meeting, 2013.

Andy Towers is business development manager for Christie – Vista Systems. He has over 25 years of AV industry experience, and excels at creating and building strong customer relationships by analyzing and understanding products, markets and customer needs.

How Collaboration Technology Helped Teacher Flip His Classroom

Veteran teacher James Riley says he’ll never go back to the days before he flipped his classroom. A recent story in Corporate Tech Decisions explains why, as it looks at how Riley and Tampa Prep are benefiting from the latest interactive communication technology that makes the flipped classroom possible. AVI-SPL has implemented for Tampa Prep a variety of classroom tools, including

Tampa Prep photo, courtesy Tech Decisions

  • SMART Boards
  • Projectors
  • Displays with SMART touch-screen overlays
  • Wireless mic system

As noted in the Tech Decisions story, this project was a collaborative process between AVI-SPL and Tampa Prep:

Riley sat down with Tampa Prep’s technology director Chad Lewis and brought their ideas on technology to AVI-SPL’s offices, researching hardware and software ideas.

Contact AVI-SPL’s Tracie Bryant, VP of sales for state, local and education, at tracie.bryant@avispl.com or 972-679-9922 to start the process of bringing interactive AV into your educational institution.