Healthcare organizations are depending on video collaboration solutions to reduce costs and improve care. Providers and Patients around the world are actively embracing the benefits and values of video conferencing. High-speed satellite connections and live digital video allow professionals to observe and diagnose illnesses in real time, without forcing patients to commute long distances. Healthcare facilities are grasping the power of IP video networks to connect specialists, clinics, consultants and patients, lengthening the capacity of healthcare into remote areas. Medical professionals are also appreciating the accessibility of training, professional expansion classes and certification curriculum through the use of video conferencing.
One non-profit organization assists in restructuring public healthcare in developing countries by presenting and implementing telehealth, telemedicine and distance learning programs. Their goal is to educate and train healthcare professionals of developing countries the operation and implementation of telehealth and electronic libraries. The Polycom RealPresence Platform enables them to collaborate and provide video conferences within their network, and best of all with hospitals and healthcare professionals beyond their network, all over the world.
The Polycom RealPresence platform offers the organization 3 main benefits. The first, providing remote medical care. The telemedicine network allows consultations with partner hospitals in other countries and examinations with patients in any other telehealth organization, awarding patients access to experts from all over the country. Next is the Electronic Library. The telemedicine center is furnished with computers and allows access to world health data bases. With full text access to several books, scientific journals and live operation recordings.The last benefit is distance learning. This is one of the most important factors for the organization because it consists of seminars, conferences, lectures, workshops and other education components formulated nationally and regionally which are conducted with the Polycom RealPresence Platform to the entire center facilitating and expanding knowledge sharing.