Category: Video Conferencing

My Aha! Telemedicine Moment

June 11, 2014, by Danielle Downs in Healthcare, Mobility, Video Conferencing

Have you ever had a moment that made you say “WOW”? Like many of you, I live and breathe technology. I read tech blogs, work in the tech industry, and am a self-proclaimed gadget junkie. Consequently, I am always looking for the latest and greatest app, program, or tool. So when I was battling a sinus infection about a month ago, I decided to try out a new telemedicine app that I had read about. The combination of my busy week, miserable sinus headache, primary physician who was booked out for a week, and a desire to avoid an urgent …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. How video conferencing in the cloud can transform business collaboration As confidence to deliver services and applications in the cloud gathers pace, video conferencing as a service (VCaaS) is starting to evolve. With the benefits of video conferencing clear to businesses – including a reduction in travel time, improved workforce productivity, better global links and accessibility – the infrastructure cost and maintenance aspect is still a sticking point for many, making it an unviable option. But with the rise of VCaaS and video delivered via the cloud, companies can now …

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Video conferencing has definitely changed the way that companies do business. Today, startups and smaller companies with only a couple locations can operate like a much larger organization by using visual collaboration tools. Video conferencing has removed previous communication barriers and allows teams to stay connected regardless of where they are and in a more personal way than basic audio calls. Here are a few more ways that startups can benefit from using video conferencing: Decreased Travel Costs: One of the most common advantages of video conferencing is reduced travel time and costs. As a start-up, there is often the challenge of lean …

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“Telepharmacy is working well in North Dakota. It is a great way to restore and retain pharmacy services for many remote rural communities throughout the state. Telepharmacy services produce the same quality as the traditional mode of delivery and provide some value-added features that are not found in traditional pharmacy practice.” Dr. Charles D. Peterson Dean, Professor, and Principal Investigator/Director ND Telepharmacy Project NDSU College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Science The delivery of remote healthcare continues to grow at an astonishing rate. Different applications for telemedicine have appeared including providing access to remote specialists, telestroke, telepsychology and many more. One of the areas of …

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Last week, Cisco announced three new personal collaboration tools at CiscoLive! 2014.  These products are a follow up to the announcements Cisco made at Enterprise Connect earlier this year. Cisco said they wanted to make collaboration simple along with “connect and empower people to engage and accelerate business innovation.” These three new products do just that. The Android-based DX70 and DX80 desktop collaboration devices are redefining how colleagues work and interact by providing access to all the top collaboration tools and applications. The large screens are operated by touch and can provide high-definition audio and video. Plus, the Andriod operating system allows 3rd …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. Video conferencing in the cloud takes business collaboration to new heights. As confidence to deliver services and applications in the cloud gathers pace, Video Conferencing as a Service (VCaaS) is starting to evolve. According to recent research from Wainhouse Research, the number of solutions available in this space has grown drastically, with many based on technology platforms that were not available until 2013. With the rise of VCaaS and video delivered via the cloud, businesses can now take better advantage of video to transform their business without the high price tag. Show …

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As the use of visual collaboration technologies continues to grow, many organizations are turning to analytics to help manage, plan and optimize their video environment. Analytics help provide insight into different trends that might otherwise remain hidden allowing businesses to make smarter decisions and optimize their performance. For example, at a quarterly review one company noticed that usage of a previously high-demand system completely dropped off. After investigation, it turned out that an entire business unit was relocated leaving the video system dormant. They were able to ship that system to a different location and usage returned to normal. This is just …

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Telemedicine has grown over the last year. There are new applications in mobile health, a huge surge in online consultations, new biometric devices and large scale-deployments such as e-visits and remote monitoring. Today Telemedicine has essentially become “mainstream” in hospitals, the home, pharmacies and communities. It is a very interesting time to be in a changing health care system.  ATA has been transporting itself to new places. It is one of the fastest growing associations in America, which is also an indicator of interest in the field. Due to its supporters and users, ATA has grown and will continue to grow …

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Skype, owned by Microsoft, recently announced that it will be making its Group Video Calling (GVC) service free of charge for Windows desktop, OS X and the Xbox One. Additional platforms, such as Windows Phone, Android, and iOS, will be added in the future according to Phillip Snalune, Skype’s General Manager of Consumer Product Marketing. GVC can support up to ten people on PC & Mac computers making Skype more competitive with Google Hangouts along with making it a more viable alternative for business looking to get into video. This, in conjunction with improved bandwidth and cameras will help blur the …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. What’s Standards-Based Video Conferencing Anyway? “Are you currently set up with some sort of standards-based system for video conferencing?” The question itself exemplifies the inability of current players to understand the shift that WebRTC is bringing with it–and here, WebRTC is just a catalyst for a larger industry trend in communications. I have WebRTC on my browser. I’ve got Skype installed and Hangouts as well. Between these three services, do I need any “standards-based system for video conferencing” to talk to anyone? A UC in the Cloud Update Adoption of cloud-based UC …

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