IOCOM Provides Leading Solutions to Telehealth Industry
Video Conferencing & Collaboration Improves Patient Care and Reduces Resources
Chicago, IL, March 13, 2012: IOCOM, a leading provider of universal video conferencing and telehealth solutions, today announces its continued work in supporting the healthcare industry. IOCOM delivers reliable and secure collaboration capabilities to healthcare institutions worldwide. By using Visimeet, IOCOM’s software-based video conferencing and collaboration platform, healthcare institutions are able to diagnose patients quicker, hold meetings with offsite individuals, and exchange data without the time and cost of travel.
“We’re very excited to provide innovative Telehealth solutions to the healthcare industry,” says Tim Hackett, IOCOM CEO. “Organizations, such as the National Health Service of England, are seeing improved patient outcomes, better use of physicians’ time, lower costs of health care delivery, and enhanced employee satisfaction with the use of Visimeet.”
The National Health Service in the East of England launched Visimeet to better diagnose stroke patients who could benefit from the use of thrombolytic drugs, which are used to breakdown blood clots in the brain. Due to the time sensitivity of administrating these drugs, and the need for constant monitoring once taken, doctors with the NHS no longer have to be by the patients side observe them. Instead, they can view live brain scans on mobile computer carts, desktops, laptops, or other devices.
“I was worried that patients would not like being seen over a computer, but they loved it,” said Diana Day, Stroke Nurse Consultant for the East of England Stroke Network. “For each patient who is able to live independently after their stroke as a result of timely thrombolysis, we save the NHS £30,000 in the first year.”
“The telemedicine industry is about to go through a major shift because of the advancements being made to video collaboration software,” said Hackett. “Like the NHS, more and more healthcare organizations are turning to Visimeet as an asset to improve patient care and internal procedures.”
The NHS received the 2011 eHealth Best Use of Telehealth & Telecare Insider Award for their innovation and advancement in the telemedicine industry.
Founded in 1998, IOCOM develops, markets, and supports enterprise video conferencing and collaboration software and solutions that enable multi-point communication for business processes. IOCOM delivers innovative solutions that enable multiple groups or individuals to instantly collaborate anytime and anywhere over their chosen medium. IOCOM is the first collaboration software company to integrate high performance multiple data and video windows with high performance audio. To learn more, visit www.iocom.com.