Posts tagged telehealth

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.

A Hospital Improves Cardiology Care With Telemedicine

The cardiac surgeons at Evelina London Children’s Hospital in the U.K. are responsble for over 500 surgeries on year. So they can meet that challenge, the surgeons use telemedicine to examine high-quality scans during operations. In addition to the expert care, the benefits include:

  • Saves 1,300 hours in consultant and surgeon time each year
  • Reduces the time required for review of interoperative scans from 90 to 5 minutes
  • Enables cardiologists to see more patients

For more details about the hospital’s use of telemedicine solutions, you can read the Polycom’s summary. For any questions you may have about bringing these and similar solutions into your healthcare facility, contact AVI-SPL at 866-559-8197 or sales@avispl.com. You can also fill out our contact form.

 

Healthcare Report: Telemedicine Scores High With Patients

Telemedicine exampleIntel has released its Intel Healthcare Innovation Barometer, and the results indicate that the majority of respondents are comfortable with receiving care via telemedicine. The report, which surveyed 12,000 adults in eight countries,  states that 72% are willing to see their doctor over video conferencing.

Video collaboration in healthcare  is standard in many hospitals and clinics, and continues to grow.  Here’s a few telling statistics:

From the ATA:

  • 10% of all hospital beds in the U.S. use telemedicine to link to specialists

From Companies & Markets:

  • The global telehealth market, valued at $736 mil in 2011, is predicted to reach $2.5 billion in 2018.

From Broadband Expanded:

  • 89 percent of healthcare executives expect telemedicine to transform the U.S. healthcare system in the next decade.

AVI-SPL has deep experience with implementing  telehealth and telemedicine solutions. Our work for the HELP Pain Medical Network in California connects doctors with their patients, even if those patients are at home. We did that using Polycom RealPresence. Cisco, another AVI-SPL partner, has introduced its Extended Care to link doctors and patients at home.

If you have any questions about using telemedicine to improve service to your patients while reducing the stress on your nurses, physicians and therapists, contact us at 866-559-8197 or sales@avispl.com.