Category: Industry News

Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. Do You Have the Tools to Manage your Video Telehealth Service? For a video telehealth environment, it is critical to offer high-quality, reliable and secure virtual meetings between doctors and patients. The biggest part of this is ensuring there are sufficient network infrastructure resources and capacity available to support the virtual meeting demands for many types of meetings. A Glimpse Into the Future of Mobility The massive growth in mobile use is rippling across every industry. Businesses are increasing wireless speeds to meet employee demand, and thinking more about security with the …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. Polycom Puts Facial Recognition Into Video Conference Camera Polycom continues to expand the capabilities of its video conferencing portfolio to make collaboration easier and more natural, regardless of where people are or what devices they’re using. The company is rolling out new facial-recognition technology that enables the camera to track everyone in the room and, when used with other Polycom software, analyzes data to give businesses information from the meeting, such as how many people were there at the beginning and at the end. In addition, Polycom is enhancing its …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration.  Cloud Implementations: How to Address the Gotchas CIOs are recognizing that cloud-based applications can be successfully implemented in the context of existing infrastructure and systems. In other words, while it’s certainly an innovative technology, cloud computing doesn’t mean an entirely new way of doing things.  This realization has driven a pragmatic and practical approach to cloud initiatives. Predictions for Unified Communications in 2015, Part 2 Part one of the predictions were around continued growth for IP Telephony and UC endpoints, softphones, VoLTE, and progress on replacing the PSTN with VoIP. Part two will …

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2014 has been another eventful year for collaboration and technology. There have been a few trends in particular that have been top of mind for many. We are going to take a look at a few of these trends and how they have helped shape and promote collaboration.  IoT The concept of everyday objects being connected by a network and having the ability to send and receive data has exploded this year. This is in part due to the continued desire to increase connectedness of people and things as well as the reduced cost of manufacturing wireless, power-efficient chips that are able …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. Cisco Debuts ‘Project Squared’ Collaboration App The company hopes ease of use and broad integration with the elements of collaboration will drive consumer/BYOD-style adoption by users. The app’s name comes from Rowan Trollope’s edict to his team that the product they were developing had to be not just a little better than existing collaboration apps, but an order of magnitude better. The other crucial imperative was not to create another island of collaboration, but to integrate with the existing tools a user has, to make the whole thing work better. Polycom’s …

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With the announcement of the CMS’ new ruling, things have been all a buzz around the topic of telemedicine. With the end of year quickly approaching and next year’s initiatives being hammered out, its important for any healthcare organization to be well versed on what technology is available and how it is improving patient care and healthcare operations. I have scoured through many great articles and news surrounding the topic of telemedicine, here are some of the highlights from this month. Great Articles/Resources From Around The Web: How Mobile Health Is Changing Care Delivery This is a great article showcasing how new mobile health …

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CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) released a ruling last Friday announcing finalized payment rates for providers and services within the Medicare program. Within this lofty document included rules expanding the range of telemedicine services that can be reimbursed under Medicare. Amongst these provisions, CMS created new codes for remote chronic care management and remote patient monitoring of chronic conditions. They also added seven more procedure codes for telemedicine encounters, including annual wellness visits, psychotherapy services and prolonged visit reporting codes. In the announcement by the American Telemedicine Association, CEO Jonathan Linkous praised the ruling and said “It has been …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. How Video Conferencing Improves Businesses One of the biggest challenges businesses face today is when workforces, suppliers, and customers are often dispersed over great distances. One must balance the advantages of personal interaction and collaboration while keeping costs under control. The use of online videos is rapidly being adopted for both B2B and customer service use Unleash the Power of Captured Video at Work With a dispersed workforce in an increasingly competitive landscape, valuable data needs to be shared faster and knowledge sharing can no longer be contained to four walls. Experts …

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American Telemedicine Association’s policy duo Jonathan Linkous, CEO and Gary Capistrant, Senior Director of Public Policy, return with updates and new information regarding telemedicine for the month of October. What’s New with ATA The ATA is continuously developing a set of comprehensive standards and guidelines for telemedicine. Most recently the ATA produced practice guidelines for intensive care units that were approved by the Society of Critical Care and Medicine, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Additionally the ATA Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology were approved by the Digital Pathology Association. The ATA is currently working on guidelines for the following; telestroke, pediatrics and mental …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. 3 Tips for Better Speech Intelligibility Workers are less productive when their meetings are peppered with “Can you repeat that?” Ditto for students, who don’t learn as well when they strain to hear classmates and the instructor. But when an audio system maximizes speech intelligibility in a room, everyone benefits. For example, in classrooms, intelligibility facilitates what’s called “secondary learning.” Take Advantage of Mobile Cloud. What Are You Waiting For? As organizations seek ways to maintain real-time connections with their workforce and customers in an increasingly digital and mobile-centered world, the growth …

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