Date Archives December 2013

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 You can also fill out our contact form.


Meet Alexis La Broi from our Creative Show Services Team

Alexis La Broi rejoined our team nearly 10 years after she left the AV industry. With 18 years of industry experience under her tool belt, we were thrilled when she accepted a position as account manager with our Hotels & Event Production team in Columbia, MD.

Since coming back to AVI-SPL in 2012, Alexis has received accolades from leaders in both the AV and meeting planning industries, winning awards like the Women in AV Mentor award and the Meeting Professionals International Star of the Quarter award.

Check out this in-depth profile by rAVe [Publications] to learn more about her 18 year journey through the world of AV and event production >

Infographic: Planning for the Future With Pervasive Video

Companies continue to increase their use of video to collaborate, train and share knowledge. This Polycom infographic shows the number of companies deploying desktop video for  their employees, how video is being used, and the high percentage of companies that will be video conferencing via desktop, room systems and mobile devices by the end of 2014.

Are you one of the companies planning to integrate or expand video into your operations? Contact AVI-SPL with any questions you may have and to discuss a plan best suited to your organization — 866-559-8197 or

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