Telemedicine centers bring quality, affordable medical treatment to India’s hundreds of millions of poor people.

Patients schedule a doctor’s “visit” at the center, and consult with a doctor by video about symptoms and care. The nurse will measure vital signs like blood pressure and heartbeat, through equipment that transmits readings directly to the doctor and into a patient’s computerized medical file.

Total cost to the patient: 50 rupees, or about 96 U.S. cents.

http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/from-india-the-1-doctors-visit/?scp=1&sq=video%20conferencing&st=cse

Today Cisco announced the general availability of the newest version of Cisco HealthPresence(R) technology, an advanced care-at-a-distance platform that connects patients and clinicians via high-definition video, audio, medical devices and collaboration tools.

The updated solution provides new deployment options with enhanced security and efficiency capabilities to deliver patient care from a wider range of locations. Cisco HealthPresence also supports integrated workflow features to improve information exchange by increasing access to data such as electronic medical records.

http://www.conferencingnews.com/news/40388

 

 

Cisco looks to expand doctors’ capabilities to view patients remotely with the TelePresence VX-Clinical Assistant.

Cisco Systems has introduced the TelePresence VX-Clinical Assistant, a mobile telemedicine cart for high-definition video collaboration between doctors and patients.

Physicians will use the VX Clinical Assistant to examine patients remotely from other facilities. It will also play a role in medical education, Cisco reports.

 http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Health-Care-IT/Cisco-TelePresence-Cart-Brings-Video-Collaboration-to-Hospital-Exam-Rooms-454414/

 

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011

Time: 2:00 PM EST

Place: Webinar login details will be sent after registration

You’ve probably been hearing about telemedicine for some time.

Here’s an opportunity to learn about the latest in telemedicine technology and how it applies to a variety of medical settings. 

Join GlobalMed and IVCi for a free, informative, hour-long Webinar, “Extending the Reach of Healthcare with Telemedicine.”  This Webinar is aimed specifically at practices, facilities and institutions who are considering a telemedicine program.

GlobalMed and IVCi will address some of the key challenges of healthcare delivery.

• Hear about products and services that enable greater access to specialists, increased revenue and reduced turnover.

• Find out how these new products and technologies integrate with your existing EMR/PACS investment.

• Learn how telemedicine can improve your organization’s continuum of care.

IVCi and GlobalMed have successfully implemented solutions for customers in the public and private sectors.

GlobalMed is the industry-leading telemedicine design, manufacturing and marketing company with solutions at work in the University of California system, Stanford University, Loyola University, Emory University, the VA Healthcare System, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and the Mayo Clinic TeleStroke Network.

IVCi is a nationally recognized provider of unified communications and visual collaboration solutions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

 

 

Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder, brain injuries and other serious mental health issues are not receiving the help they need due to insufficient access to care, according to a recent article in the New York Times.  One way this problem is being addressed: telehealth solutions that utilize video conferencing technology.

More here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/opinion/while-veterans-wait.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=video%20conferencing&st=cse