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CityNext: How video collaboration will enhance healthcare delivery

3rd March, 2015 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

Microsoft’s CityNext initiative was created to change cities in four major ways: they would become modern, safer, more educated, and healthier. City leaders would be equipped with comprehensive voice and video solutions that can change the way day-to-day operations take place, and improve the quality of life … Read More

Advancements in telemedicine enable timely, accessible care during the flu season

5th February, 2015 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that the current flu vaccine is only 23% effective at fighting the virus. With the current vaccine ineffective at tackling this year’s most dominant strain, this is shaping up to be a difficult flu season for citizens and … Read More

The trends, policies and technologies driving telemental health adoption – a Q&A with Dr. Marlene Maheu

22nd January, 2015 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

In our last post on the Public Sector View, we featured part one of a two-part interview with Dr. Marlene M. Maheu, the Executive Director of the Telemental Health Institute, Inc. and a speaker in the upcoming Webinar entitled, “TeleMental Health and Healthcare Reform: Learn how telehealth extends … Read More

The benefits of telemental health to patient and provider – a Q&A with Dr. Marlene Maheu

20th January, 2015 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

One of the areas of care where telemedicine has delivered incredible benefits to both patients and providers is behavioral and mental health. Studies have shown that telemental health services can be just as effective – if not more effective – than in-person visits. And, thanks to the Affordable Care Act … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving from Polycom and the Public Sector View

27th November, 2014 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

A very happy and safe Thanksgiving to all of our readers from the Public Sector View editorial Staff! The Public Sector View will return on December 2, 2014.… Read More

How video collaboration can enhance population health management

25th November, 2014 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

A recent survey conducted by The Governing Institute focuses on state and local public health officials and what they have determined to be their list of priorities and challenges in improving the health of the population they believe to be in most need. The Governing Institute surveyed over 135 individuals … Read More

Telemedicine brings care to children and improves outcomes – a Q&A with Morgan Waller of Children’s Mercy Hospital

14th October, 2014 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

Even with health insurance coverage, not all patients have the same access to quality care as others. Geography and other factors can keep a patient from being able to receive the specialized health services that they need. To help provide quality, specialized care, many hospitals are turning to telemedicine to … Read More

Powering the collaboration for Operation Smile

7th October, 2014 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that performs safe, effective cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, and delivers postoperative and ongoing medical therapies to children in low and middle income countries. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided over 220,000 … Read More

House SBC: Small practices could benefit from adding telemedicine

23rd September, 2014 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

Often when discussing telemedicine adoption, the conversation focuses on the benefits to patients or to hospitals and health systems. However, according to testimony from a recent meeting of a subcommittee in the House of Representatives, telemedicine adoption could also benefit another group – small businesses. The hearing, entitled, “Telemedicine: … Read More

The United Nations Development Programme expands its partnership with Polycom for worldwide social good

16th September, 2014 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has extended its partnership with Polycom to provide next-generation videoconferencing solutions. Their agreement renews a highly successful partnership for another five years, delivering a new suite of innovative videoconferencing solutions and services for UNDP’s development efforts across the globe. UNDP’s mission is to build … Read More

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