Grand rounds have always played a significant role as a teaching tool in the healthcare industry. Today they have evolved with the growth of telehealth services. Grand rounds allow doctors, residents and medical students to present up-to-date important developing issues and treatment of a patient which may be outside of their primary practice.
Leading providers of healthcare services across the globe are rolling out sophisticated telehealth networks powered by Polycom. Polycom RealPresence video solutions connect healthcare professionals across several facilities, making grand rounds simple and productive. These cutting-edge telehealth services provide virtual patient rounds regulated by integrative teams of experts. The grand rounds teleheath program connects rural hospitals that have limited staffing and resources. The network provides access to teams of specialists who consult remotely and assist primary care physicians with evaluations and treatment recommendations.
Video solutions help enable greater multidisciplinary collaboration to improve patient treatment. Specialists are able to collaborate remotely during grand rounds. They can provide recommendations, observations, and patient data to improve and expedite care. Grand rounds are recorded, reserved and published for employees and students to examine at a later time on-demand as part of their continuing medical education.
Healthcare facilities are depending on grand rounds to transform how they train, learn and distribute care. Telehealth solutions bridge the gaps between physicians and educators, between caregivers and patients, and between medical facilities to remotely treat patients, reduce patient assessment time, and advance medical education.