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Nortel, Polycom Telepresence solution aids hospitals

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Hospitals and other medical facilities can offer better patient care virtually anywhere with the latest Healthcare Telepresence Solutions from Nortel and Polycom.

These solutions empower healthcare providers to capitalise on Hyperconnectivity by creating multi-location virtual meetings so real that geographically dispersed physicians, surgeons, researchers and other professionals will almost believe they are in the same room. This can help them be more efficient and productive because it delivers most of the same benefits of in-person consultations without the time and expense of travel.
Healthcare providers are saving critical time and enhancing productivity to better serve their patients in an increasingly demanding environment with innovative healthcare solutions like this one, built on unified communications technology and network managed services from Nortel.
Nortel and Polycom demonstrated Healthcare Telepresence and other Healthcare Solutions in Orlando, Fla. at the annual conference of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Nortel’s Healthcare Telepresence Solutions include standards-based telepresence and high-definition (HD) video conferencing from Polycom for telemedicine and clinical collaboration. They also include Nortel Multimedia Services like recording and archiving of clinical records and educational materials for re-use via the web and other media. Nortel can operate, manage and maintain this comprehensive solution on behalf of any healthcare provider with services from the Nortel Global Services portfolio.
“The outstanding quality of experience of our telepresence and HD video collaboration offerings is ideal for healthcare applications, where seeing and hearing people and content in fine detail is critical,” says Dan Engel, regional sales manager at Polycom. “Polycom and Nortel are delivering these solutions in combination with managed services to provide a complete, end-to-end solution for healthcare organisations.”
Polycom offers a number of telepresence and HD video collaboration solutions designed specifically for healthcare. This includes the mobile Polycom HDX Practitioner Cart, which enables physicians to examine and diagnose remotely-located patients in real-time. It also includes a customisable version of the immersive Polycom RealPresence Experience (RPX) HD for the operating room or classroom. Polycom also provides flexible, interactive video collaboration solutions for other healthcare and healthcare administration applications.
These standards-based solutions are part of the open Polycom UltimateHD architecture, providing scalability, security and backward compatibility with legacy video conference equipment. As the only healthcare industry platform that delivers HD video, HD voice and simultaneous sharing of X-rays, microscope images, full-motion video and other HD multimedia content, Ultimate HD provides an unrivaled user experience.