In preparation for our inaugural Vidyo Healthcare Summit, our team has been hard at work, connecting some of our most innovative customers and partners in telehealth. We’re gathering to re-imagine the future of care delivery. And amidst all of the emails, phone calls, and, yes, video meetings, I am reminded of the core value that has motivated each decision and partnership for Vidyo since 2005: innovation. That’s the key word bringing us all together in October.

Innovation has always been at the root of what matters at Vidyo. Vidyo pioneered personal telepresence and has pushed the video conferencing industry forward for more than ten years. Our patented architecture and platform is easily embedded into workflows for seamless video integration. This has been a key to our success in healthcare, expanding patient access outside of the walls of hospitals and clinics and into their homes or on their mobile devices.

Vidyo and its stakeholders share this legacy of innovation. We are especially proud to see our platform being used to expand what’s possible in healthcare. Our platform encourages connected care that works for everyone, and our team constantly iterates to empower our ecosystem to change the world. We are committed to helping our partners and customers innovate toward today’s triple aim of healthcare – extending access to care, at the lowest possible cost with the best possible patient outcomes – and we can’t wait to shine the spotlight on their success at the end of the month in Nashville.

Our customers recognize the direct correlation between mental and emotional wellness and physical health, and we support their mission to redefine behavioral healthcare delivery. In communities where emergency rooms have become the designated care providers, Children’s Hospital Colorado uses Vidyo to bring quality behavioral therapy to patients where there are too few behavioral therapists. This initiative has reduced unnecessary transfers by 50%, ensuring that patients receive the care they need, when they need it.

Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center in conjunction with the Medical University of South Carolina, is also trying to move the needle in the delivery of mental healthcare. With the help of Vidyo’s platform, they have created The Telehealth Mobile Crisis Program where emergency medical technicians can connect with mental health specialists from their vehicles, in real-time, at the scene of psychiatric calls. The program has reduced patient transports to the ER, freeing up ambulances for other community emergencies.

Nemours Children’s Health System’s CareConnect program, which extends access to pediatric care across more than 37 hospitals and five states, is streamlining their transport process with the help of Vidyo. By adding visual examinations to the system, they reached their goal of reducing unnecessary transports, improving outcomes and increasing patient care in the first four months alone.

We are proud of our customers and partners who invest in reimagining the global healthcare delivery model and are grateful Vidyo can play a role in the telehealth movement. We look forward to honoring these Leaders in Telehealth (LIT) award finalists on November 1st at our inaugural Healthcare Summit.