In times of an emergency, telepresence services are crucial

Telepresence acting as life saving tool for emergency response and preparation is something that many people do not think about. However, there are many ways that telepresence technology can ensure that emergency management agencies are as prepared and connected as they need to be.

Here are a few ways how using telepresence as a service can help in times of an emergency.

Interagency connection:

Emergencies often require the efforts of multiple agencies. These efforts can only happen smoothly when there is communication between the agencies. Vidyo's telepresence technology and cloud hosting by Batipi provides the ability for agencies to hold data sharing and information meetings regardless of where the participants of those meetings are.

Planning:

Planning for emergencies is crucial and sometimes it is important that experts in the field take a look at an agency's emergency plan or help with the development of one. Vidyo is an affordable option for bringing that expertise to you, whether you're five miles from the expert you're working with or hundreds of miles away. Save on the cost of travel expenses and lodging. Communicate with your expert where you are, and where they are.

Training:

Multiple agencies can participate in emergency response training via video collaboration services without the need for travel time and meeting costs. On-going training and certification is critical for emergy response personal; telepresence services make it much easier to deliver to your staff remotely.

Mobile applications:

Remote emergency coordination requires clear communication. Vidyo offers high quality conferencing through its mobile app for Android or iOS smartphones and tablets. This app allows emergency service providers in the field to communicate clearly and seamlessly with 2, 3 or more experts using the mobile devices they have on hand.

Contact us today to learn how we're helping prepare emergency response teams with life saving communication tools.

Telepresence enhances medical care, reduce costs

You’re a surgeon who wants to learn a new procedure but the pioneering doctor performing the operation is in Houston and you’re in Seattle. Besides, you can’t always see well from the gallery. Instead, you can watch the surgery in high definition on your computer, tablet or even on your mobile phone.

You’re a medic at the scene of an accident but a victim’s condition is beyond your ability.  Call up an ER doctor at the hospital, and because he or she can see the patient, they are better able to guide you through the process, than if it was described on the phone.

Streamlined Medical Care

Welcome to enhanced 21st Century medical care and the rapidly growing area of personal telepresence and video conferencing.  These practical applications are taking video conferencing beyond chatting with friends and family at a distance. The future is now as the technology is already being used for these purposes and more. Wouldn’t patients love to cut down on traveling to the doctor if they could turn on their computer and visit the doctor? House calls return.

With businesses, patients and the medical profession looking for ways to trim costs, telepresence can achieve that without sacrificing care.  According to Telepresence Options:

 “It could be a cost-saver too. Some industry analysts have said remote monitoring could lead to savings of 20 to 40 percent by reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and catching chronic problems early. Others have cited pending doctor shortages -- a national gap expected to reach 130,000 by 2025, as the baby boomer retirement wave crests -- as reason to embrace remote health-care technology.”

Walk-in Telehealth Kiosks

Vidyo recently signed a contract with HealthSpot(TM), a pioneer in patient and provider driven healthcare technology. HealthSpot has integrated Vidyo technology into its cutting-edge telehealth station that provides high-quality medical diagnostics to acute care patients anytime, anywhere. Anchoring the telehealth system is the HealthSpot(TM) Station, a private, walk-in kiosk that offers patient access to diagnosis and treatment by board-certified doctors, via Vidyo-powered HD videoconferencing and interactive digital medical devices. This provides patients a face-to-face experience with a board-certified doctor who could be miles away. Each station is supported by a certified medical attendant who facilitates check-in, helps patients with devices as needed, and sanitizes the kiosk after every visit.

With continuing emphasis on “being green,” reducing doctor visits will cut back on the fuel patients would use to drive to the doctor. With kiosks like HealthSpot, there will be a reduction in paper work.  Not to mention, the improved efficiencies with doctors delivering direct one-on-one remote consultations.

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