Healthcare providers find themselves under increasing pressure to improve patient care and reduce the cost of healthcare. These two directives may seem like contradictions. Yet the challenge to deliver more for less is spurring many hospitals and clinics to turn to technology for answers—including the power of videoconferencing.
Here are two ways to help improve patient outcomes, expand service areas and reduce expenses with the latest wave of affordable, easy-to-use videoconferencing devices from Logitech.
Telemedicine is booming. According to Fortune, more than half (52%) of large employers plan to offer telemedicine in their health plan coverage in 2015, up from just 28% last year. Medical consultations via live interactive video cost less than a visit to the clinic. Video also provides patients with highly personal, convenient and immediate one-to-one care from the comfort of home—ideal for addressing routine illnesses such as flu, care for home-bound patients, mental health consultations, and even expanding access to patients in distant rural areas. With plug-and-play and portable videoconferencing solutions like the Logitech ConferenceCam Connect, medical practitioners and patients can easily see, hear and interact with each other in clear HD video and audio, facilitating accurate and cost-efficient diagnosis and treatment for patients who don’t require an office visit.
Affordable Health Team Video Collaboration and Education
Conducting multi-location group trainings, care team consultations, management meetings and resident education over live video reduces travel expenses, time away from patients and related staff shortages. But the high expense and complexity of traditional conference room video systems have prevented many healthcare facilities from expanding group video conferencing beyond the boardroom. Logitech’s ConferenceCam product line combines enterprise-quality audio and HD 1080p video with breakthrough affordability. From open workspaces to private offices to conference rooms – now any space can be a video-enabled collaboration space with Logitech’s line of collaboration application-independent all-in-one audio/video solutions. So now healthcare teams can devote more time to collaboration and patient care and less time to troubleshooting technology.
Visit us at HIMSS booth #5322 to learn firsthand how Logitech video conferencing can help to improve the health of your hospital or clinic. Also visit our partners, Zoom (booth 8322) and Vidyo, to check out their video collaboration platforms for healthcare.