Category: Video Conferencing

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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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. Giving IT a Say in the Collaboration Cloud Shadow IT isn’t the exception for most companies, but the norm. As technology spend, especially on collaboration, increasingly occurs outside of IT, IT organizations must change their operating model to become trusted advisors, helping to guide lines of business to the right solution. IFTF: From Telepresence to Copresence In the same way that face-to-face interactions are defined by physical proximity, copresent interactions are defined by attentional proximity. This has been true since the time of the telephone, but what’s different today is that a …

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Introducing MyCVE

November 10, 2014, by Adam Kaiser in Cloud Services, Video Conferencing

Introducing MyCVE One of the biggest advantages of cloud based services and specifically cloud video conferencing is the ability to continually roll out new features and functionality without forcing users to upgrade hardware or make additional investments. Last year, IVCi introduced our Cloud Video Experience service which offers a complete video conferencing solution delivered from the cloud. The service allows video conferencing hardware or software clients to be instantly deployed and connected to a world-wide network. The end result can be an entire organization with hundreds or even thousands of employees equipped with the ability to video call each other or anyone …

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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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With a sales and marketing team dispersed globally, collaboration tools can efficiently bring the two teams together for more effective conversations.  Collaboration tools expand communication from a simple phone call or email to video conferencing, screen sharing, presence, and instant messaging.  Here’s a few simple ways to use collaboration tools successfully and drive productivity amongst sales and marketing. Making Meetings More Effective with Screen Sharing and Note Taking Marketing is often tasked with preparing graphics, charts and other visual collateral pieces for the sales team.  Using collaboration tools such as screen sharing and note taking to mark up collateral for corrections makes …

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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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In celebration of Halloween we’d like to share with you some dreadful legends of video conferencing gone wrong.  So grab your blanket, flash lights and turn the lights out for some horrific video conferencing tales! The Tale of the Mysterious Noises Urban legend says an executive conducted a meeting with a large number of employees via video conference.  He needed a break, so he placed his call on mute, or so he thought, and stepped away to use the restroom.  During his break, his colleagues attempted to carry on with the meeting, but were distracted by strange noises making it nearly impossible …

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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. What’s After UC? As UC spending flattens or falls, IT leaders are increasingly looking for other approaches to improve collaboration. Despite the growing availability, and deployment, of UC solutions, most of the IT leaders, and especially line-of-business personnel that I consult with, tell me that they aren’t really satisfied with their collaboration environment. Meetings still take too long to set up. Documents aren’t readily available. It’s difficult to pick up from where the last meeting ended. Creating team spaces means relying on difficult-to-use document repositories. An Open Office Experiment That Actually …

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Working from home can be an employees dream. You have comfort, control and the convenience of no commute. There is also a complete freedom to create an office space that is exactly what you want.Your home office design can drastically affect your mood, productivity and efficiency.With an increasing number of people starting to telecommute, ensuring a productive work environment is becoming more and more important. This does not mean, however, that every person who works from home needs to start ripping down walls and building new offices in their homes, there are a few small but effective design aspects that can …

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