Vidyo continues to be used for new and interesting applications in the healthcare industry. When face-to-face human interaction is not possible, Vidyo has become a critical component of healthcare, allowing patients access to doctors, nurses and their families from wherever they may be.
In the case of Dr. Richard Sacra, the patient currently being treated for Ebola at the Nebraska Medical Center’s specialized Biocontainment Patient Care Unit, visiting with his wife through Vidyo has provided a bit of comfort during a difficult time.
By utilizing a secure Vidyo connection, Dr. Sacra has been able to communicate face-to-face with his wife as well as physicians and nurses from the isolation unit while his care continues.
Ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra speaks with his wife via Vidyo from the Biocontainment unit, the largest facility of its kind in the United States. Photo provided by The Nebraska Medical Center.
“The Nebraska Medical Center is a highly innovative, state-of-the-art healthcare institution, that requires superior, dependable technology,” said Ofer Shapiro, CEO, Vidyo. “Vidyo enables physician-to-physician collaboration, physician-to-patient consultation and patient-to-family connections, providing peace of mind and comfort when in person visits are not possible. Our platform allows physicians to communicate with patients wherever they are: hospitals, nursing homes, remote clinics, home environments and now in Biocontainment units.”
We hope Vidyo can continue to help with communication and collaboration as the world rallies together in the fight against the Ebola epidemic.