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Save the Date: Trends in Telemedicine and Collaboration Seminars – March 6 and 8

The Affordable Care Act, as well as an aging population and dispersed patient base have ushered telemedicine into the spotlight, providing a new age of remote patient care and education. AVI-SPL has teamed with Polycom, a top leader for Unified Communication solutions, to help shed light on a series of innovative advancements in this field.

Participants can choose from two open house dates at Polycom’s Executive Briefing Centers for this FREE event, including Tuesday, March 6 (Irvine, Calif.) and Thursday, March 8 (Santa Clara, Calif.).  Seminars at each location will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST, and includes continental breakfast and lunch as part of the day’s agenda.

Our featured speaker over video will be Dr. Deborah A. Jeffries, Director of Healthcare for Polycom. By joining us at our open house, you’ll learn just how technology is revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare services, and how its making a positive difference in extended access and patient care. You’ll discover best practices behind the implementation of these technologies into your own organization, with application examples and a special discussion on grants.

Dr. Jeffries is a state and national expert and speaker on telehealth technologies, with 25 years in telemedicine, information systems, medicine, education and physics. She recently teamed with AVI-SPL’s University webinar series to present a webinar on the video communications platform for healthcare environments. To download the webinar recording, please click here.  

Topics:

  • Innovative telemedicine technologies that improve outcomes, expand specialist services and save money
  • Challenges and opportunities in healthcare
  • Community-based patient centered care
  • Prevention and wellness
  • Demonstrations of healthcare applications, video streaming
  • A special discussion on grants for healthcare

Register today – seating is limited. To learn more about the event locations and to register, please visit the links above or call 877-440-6205 to reserve your seat.

Learn How Cisco’s TelePresence Was Used in This K-12 School District to Reduce Costs & Engage Students

Curious to know how TelePresence can make a positive impact in your school? Join us on Wednesday, September 29, as AVI-SPL and Cisco hosts an informative seminar on these topics – one that’s geared specifically towards the special needs of K-12 educators like you.  Don’t miss out, as the seminar starts at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT.

Here’s a preview of what you can expect:

Located in rural Southeast Oklahoma, the Howe Public Schools District serves approximately 480 pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 students. Challenged by federal mandates to offer more content, Howe lacked the financial resources to hire the number of teachers needed to comply. Today, Howe is partnering with four different schools to deliver courses, adding video to online classrooms, podcasting class sessions and improving professional development for faculty.

Join Dr. Lance Ford and Superintendent Scott Parks to learn how they are using Cisco TelePresence to:

  • Maximize faculty resources through distance learning
  • Provide access to experts and content not available otherwise
  • Unite multi-cultural student groups for collaboration and learning
  • Expand professional development programs
  • Provide on-demand access to content and lectures anytime, anywhere
  • Reduce costs and improve efficiencies for administration tasks

Register today to learn how you too can video-enable Telepresence in your school!

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Could Google’s Latest Move Spell Trouble for the Unified Communications Market?

Over the last few years, the battle for the desktop has been intensifying between some of the biggest technology names in the world. It wouldn’t surprise folks to see Microsoft, IBM and Cisco all pitching to convince companies to use their platform and suite of applications across an enterprise.

However, just as the line has blurred between work and play, the traditional “enterprise” players are seeing new entrants join the fray. Frost and Sullivan’s recent article on Google’s acquisition and development of a Unified Communications (UC) and Collaboration suite reveals the heightened interest of traditional consumer-based players, as they try to penetrate the workplace as well. They do have a ways to go to before they can compete with the established, feature-rich solutions provided by the traditional players. However, the brand recognition and “cloud”-based approach Google will most likely take with its UC offerings could enable them to make inroads into the corporate world.

Here at AVI-SPL, we take a neutral approach to technology solutions. We help our customers deploy and leverage UC tools and applications, and are focused on solutions that best fit their requirements and budget. We do not see Google UC gaining a large market share in the enterprise in the near future. In the next few years, however, we expect that Google will be considered a viable option for corporations on a wider scale.

The above is written by Michael Brandofino, executive vice president of VTC and UC, AVI-SPL.

As momentum on this story grows, we’d like to hear from you too. Does Google have what it takes to become a strong contender in such a tightly-established market?