From talking robots to mobile apps that take some pain out of ER visits, health IT innovations abounded at Partners Healthcare's Connected Health Symposium. Take a look.
1 of 12
Sometimes it's not easy, safe, or necessary for a patient to make a trip to the doctor, even when the patient should be "seen" by a clinician. That's where Video Waiting Room from Stratus Video can help.
Powering the Video Waiting Room is the company's Video Call Center (VCC), which lets doctors route calls from patients to nurses or other clinicians in a medical practice. VCC, which supports video and audio calls, identifies the next available clinician in the practice to consult with the patient. During the telehealth encounter, the clinician can determine if a treatment or care plan is working or whether the patient should come to the office for an in-person exam. The system helps clinicians evaluate the care of those recently discharged from the hospital, individuals diagnosed with the flu, patients suffering from chronic conditions like diabetes, and even patients who've had recent psychiatric evaluations.
VCC is designed to let clinicians to work within their current patient management systems. The doctor and patient need a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android smartphone, or Android tablet to run the Stratus video phone software, called ViewMe, to make the telehealth calls. The ViewMe software is free and can be downloaded from the iTunes store, Android marketplace, or the Stratus Video website.
Doctor's offices are charged a fixed monthly fee to be connected to the Stratus Video VCC platform. Use of the ViewMe software by the patient to make video telehealth calls is free of charge.
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security EnterpriseTo learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Digital Transformation Myths & TruthsTransformation is on every IT organization's to-do list, but effectively transforming IT means a major shift in technology as well as business models and culture. In this IT Trend Report, we examine some of the misconceptions of digital transformation and look at steps you can take to succeed technically and culturally.