Posts tagged Polycom

Does Your Agency Telework?

In its look back at this year’s Telework Week, Polycom notes some encouraging numbers: 94 percent of the 163,000 pledges to telework were from the government. Those who pledged worked two days a week from home and saved 4.5 hours and $90 a week.

If federal employees worked remotely an average of two days a week, the federal government would save $8.7B per year.

The post also addresses concerns about productivity from those who telecommute:

Today’s virtual desktop and cloud storage solutions enable federal employees to access their desktops, applications and important files from anywhere with an Internet connection. And today’s video teleconferencing (VTC) solutions eliminate concerns about collaboration and communication by enabling employees to have face-to-face conversations regardless of their physical location.

Contact AVI-SPL (or call 1-866-559-8197) to implement the video collaboration solutions that improve employee satisfaction and productivity.

Learn About Technology for Patient-Centered Care

Tomorrow, April 9 at 1 p.m. EST, join us for a webinar that looks at the technology that is transforming healthcare delivery. Dr. Deborah Jeffries, Polycom’s director of healthcare, will address:

  • Healthcare Trends and Challenges
  • Strategic Objectives
  • ACOs
  • Reducing Re-Admits
  • Collaborative video solutions

Dr. Jeffries will explain how collaborative technology supports innovations and goals in healthcare. Polycom’s collaborative video and voice solutions enable healthcare organizations to deliver:

  • Patient-centered care
  • Urgent/Specialty care (tele-stroke, tele-mental health, tele-dermatology)
  • Home health
  • Medical education

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.

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.

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.