Today Vidyo announced our collaboration with Philips - one that we believe has huge potential to uniquely satisfy a variety of needs in within Healthcare in general and telehealth in particular.
Philips is integrating Vidyo’s market-shifting video conferencing solution into its telehealth solutions for hospitals by using Vidyo’s Application Programming Interface (APIs) to embed video communication into its healthcare platform. The resulting solution is designed to improve quality of patient care while optimizing clinician workflows and reducing costs.
By adding Vidyo to its clinical IT framework, Philips will augment a variety of processes and services with natural visual communication capabilities, to facilitate hospitals initiatives focused on improving outcomes and achieving meaningful use. The collaboration leverages the many advantages of the Vidyo solution – natural and low latency video interaction, reliable,secure, private and consistent operation over public networks, an intuitive user interface, scalability and accessibility from any device that is connected to the Internet.
What impact can these Vidyo advantages have for healthcare providers?
- Reduce re-admissions via frequent and cost-effective follow-up virtual visits
- Improved efficiency and accuracy of clinical workflows and related processes.
- Improved productivity with existing staff and reduced number of mistakes
- Ability to use a single unified platform for all processes, from remote consults, patient monitoring and follow up, to peer consultation and training.
- Reducing the cost of point of care, both in terms of equipment and network as well as in terms of IT support.
Initial plans are to integrate the Vidyo platform with the Philips eICU Program . This Program enables health systems to transform critical care with an integrated, system-wide approach that leverages scarce critical care resources, integrates clinical decision support, and standardizes evidence-based care across the enterprise. The Philips eICU Program drives clinical transformation that is proven, predictable, and sustainable.
Considering Philips’ comprehensive portfolio of healthcare products – from home patient monitoring, to remote consultation – we look forward to the potential opportunity to integrate with other Philips products.
This is a major step for both Vidyo and Philips – merging telepresence and medicine into one discipline that seamlessly combines both remote and face-to-face interaction between healthcare professionals, caregivers and patients.