SOURCE: TANDBERG

TANDBERG

September 28, 2009 20:35 ET

TANDBERG Webinar Illustrates Benefits of Telehealth for Patients and Providers

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - September 28, 2009) -


What:

One of the main problems facing the healthcare industry today is finding a way to get high quality healthcare to individuals who truly need it without forcing these patients, and the providers, to incur extra unnecessary costs.

For many patients, help is too far away, the needed specialists are unavailable where they are, or the local medical community has been unable to receive training in new breakthroughs due to geography or logistics. To receive treatment, or even to reduce risk through regular exams and check-ups, patients and providers have to pay to transport the patient or specialist to where care can be administered.

Through telehealth applications of video teleconferencing (VTC), this need to transport patients or specialists is reduced and more regular exams and treatments can be delivered to at-risk patients. TANDBERG, the leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition video teleconferencing and mobile video products and services, is conducting a Webinar to discuss the key advantages of telehealth to tertiary hospitals, remote facilities, specialty centers and patients.

The topics that will be addressed during the Webinar include:

--  Interacting with high risk patients from remote areas on more frequent
    basis
--  Decreasing costs for Medicaid transportation issues
--  Placing revenue back to local hospital versus transporting
--  Facilitating emergency response network across multiple medical
    specialties
--  Raising competency of remote professionals through increased
    specialist interaction
--  Leveraging existing equipment for local hospitals to expand care
    services
    

Who:

TANDBERG Healthcare Advocate Joe D'Iorio, an expert in telehealth and the uses of VTC in the provision of healthcare services, will be joined by experts in the field of healthcare and distance health, including:

--  Michael Manley, Director of Outreach, UAMS Center for Distance Health
--  Dr. Curtis Lowery, Dept Chair OB-GYN, UAMS
    

When:

September 29, 2009, 2 p.m. EDT - 3 p.m. EDT

Where:

Online Webinar

Registration and archived webinar available HERE.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Chris Parente
    Strategic Communications Group
    301-408-4500
    Email Contact