Video conferencing has begun encompassing everything you would expect from a standard, face-to-face board room meeting and Polycom has even managed to integrate digital whiteboards in to its offering. The firm hopes that this final addition will make its unified communications technology a well-rounded solution that will appeal to practically all businesses.

 
The inclusion of whiteboard capabilities comes after video conferencing specialists raced to integrate as many disparate technologies as possible – including video sharing, document collaboration and PowerPoint solutions – into an all-encompassing offering. Speaking to Information Week, John Antanaitis, vice president of product marketing at Polycom, said: “The last thing in the room that we were never able to connect was the whiteboard.”

http://www.conferencingnews.com/news/40072

 

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.

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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.

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Cisco’s TelePresence has traditionally been thought of as a stationary, high-end video conferencing solution targeted to c-level executives (due in part to the value it provides by cutting down on the need for global travel for meetings). Cisco is now expanding the concept of TelePresence with affordable, easy to use/deploy solutions that can be used in small to mid-sized meeting rooms,  and specialized systems that are aimed at the health care market space.

More here:

http://www.telepresenceoptions.com/2011/10/new_cisco_offerings_for_smbs_t/

 

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