With continued pressure on health care and insurance reform, health care providers are always looking for ways to improve medical outcomes at lower costs. For many patients with acute medical needs there are often two primary concerns. Is the best care readily accessible and is it affordable? The most experienced critical-care specialists are often located in urban or suburban centers, far from the neediest patients. With the growth of large health care networks, practitioners themselves often spend significant amounts of time traveling between facilities, which takes time away from patient care and raises costs.
Video conferencing improves the accessibility and affordability of top-notch health care
Video conferencing technology from Avistar is helping health care providers deliver needed medical services to more people at lower cost than ever before. Video conferencing tools allow delivery of critical care to patients in rural areas who would not otherwise have access to specialists. Doctors in one hospital are able to deliver services to patients in another hospital, or conduct administrative meetings that previously required travel to another facility. The bottom line? Videoconferencing not only lowers costs and saves time for critical medical professionals, but can improve patient outcomes .
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