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Video Communications in Healthcare Whitepaper
December 15, 2016 by Aaron Lewis

In the technology oriented healthcare industry, providers and patients are recognizing the benefits of video communications. There is constant pressure to increase quality of patient care and the desire to provide new services, while at the same time controlling costs. Healthcare providers are leveraging the power of video communications to link patients, physicians, and clinicians and extend the reach of healthcare. Patients want lower out-of-pocket costs, shorter wait times and less travel as they receive medical care. Video communications allow medical personnel to evaluate patients and diagnose illnesses in real-time without the need for either the patient or the practitioner to travel.

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As a teaser, here are some important healthcare trends to look out for in the coming year:

  • Cloud Computing Technology: Cloud computing technology allows healthcare professionals to store and access patient information and update records remotely. Cloud computing creates a better experience for patients and healthcare professionals by making patient records immediately accessible globally.
  • Increased Patient Engagement: The use of smartphones, medical apps and wearables is increasing patient engagement with healthcare professionals. Some of the technology devices have an immediate impact, like monitoring glucose levels, while others (e.g. monitoring of eating, sleeping, and exercise) offer more long-term healthcare benefits. These technologies encourage patients to manage their own healthcare.
  • Virtual Healthcare: Virtual healthcare options save consumers time and money and expand affordable access without overburdening healthcare facilities. According to a recent Harris Poll, a quarter of consumers would choose a virtual healthcare option if it were available.