Category: Tips & Tricks

In a world where education has become a necessity, videoconferencing and audio-visual technology are used to assist both teachers and students in a variety of ways. Due to easy accessibility and multiple advantages of using this technology in the classroom, more and more institutions of higher education are adapting videoconferencing technologies to fit their needs. One example of the implementation of this technology in the classroom is the MOOC (Massive Open Online Classroom). This is just one of many ways that video conferencing can assist learning. Here are 5 ways that you can utilize video conferencing in the classroom: 1.Working with People …

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Tips for Working Smarter & Saving Time

April 8, 2015, by Amanda Jansen in Tips & Tricks

When you sit down at your desk in the morning and your inbox is full, the phone keeps ringing off the hook, and a huge stack of paper is piled to the ceiling on your desk, how are you supposed to get this done in the amount of time you have? Are there ways of doing our work that are truly productive? Focusing too much on the plan of how to get the work done may distract you.  Here are some tips on how you can save time and be more productive in the work place. Avoid Distractions Think about it: Are you …

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With many collaboration tools available today and people over-scheduled, virtual events are more popular than ever. However, there are many questions people have when hosting these events. The most common include; how to get people to attend, and how to keep their attention once they join. Here are some tips to help you host a successful virtual event. Build a great landing page When creating a landing page for your event, you first want to ensure that it looks professional. Good design and page layout will make landing page appealing to the eye, easy to navigate for prospective attendees and will increase the chance of registration. …

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As a manager of employees who work remote from company headquarters (where I am based), I am very aware of the challenges of managing remote teams. Perhaps most challenging is to ensure that remote employees are able to maintain the highest level of productivity possible. Maintaining remote employee productivity really begins with recruiting. If you are taking over a team that is already in place you don’t have this luxury but if you are recruiting, here are a few things to consider: Has the candidate previously worked as a remote employee? Does the candidate have an office space or area set aside for …

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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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It seems as though every week there are new announcements around telehealth. There has been an explosion of new companies, technologies and regulations being reported and released, and with this growth comes many questions around how to implement and promote the adoption of telemedicine strategies. When a healthcare organization decides to deploy a telemedicine program, it is imperative to the success of the roll out to ensure adoption by the healthcare providers who will be using it. Simply defining the benefits of telemedicine is not enough to get most clinicians on board. With many providers over-booked and often behind schedule, the …

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As a manager I have had the opportunity to hire new employees and on-board them into the marketing team here at IVCi. One thing that runs pervasive through our company culture is the use of video conferencing. We “eat our own dog food” and use the very same technology that we are bringing to our customers every day. It is rare for me to use the phone to speak to an IVCi employee or even partner, 9 times out of 10 I am on video. While most employees are IVCi are used to this and enjoy the use of video, new …

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In today’s world of technology, it is hard to find anyone who doesn’t use some sort of gadget or tool in their life. Working in technology, I love any new gadget or service that helps make my life easier or more productive. Because I use so many,  narrowing it down was not an easy task. My choices are based on tools that I use most often, that I believe are reliable, and that help to increase my productivity and efficiency. So without further ado, here are my top 6 picks! iPhone: My iPhone helps keep my connected at any time and from anywhere. …

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Telemedicine solutions are helping to shape the healthcare system by offering innovative ways to provide care, manage care and provide better outcomes for patients. More and more healthcare providers are implementing telemedicine technologies as an extension of clinical care, a way to connect providers with each other and as a means to improve communication between clinicians and patients. The patient continuum of care concept is focused on a tracked and comprehensive array of health services across all levels of care. The use of telemedicine across the continuum can help to provide high quality, comprehensive care, coordinated over time and across services …

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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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