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Polycom Delivers UC Video Solutions to Chinese Hospital

December 07, 2011

Beijing Ditan Hospital is now using Polycom's comprehensive UC video solutions, including the Polycom RealPresence Platform. The Chinese hospital will build an extensive telemedicine network on the Polycom platform to help prevent spread of infectious diseases.

Polycom is a global specialist in standards-based unified communications (UC) and its RealPresence Platform is the most comprehensive software infrastructure for universal video collaboration.This platform is interoperable with a broad range of business, mobile and social applications and devices.

Beijing Ditan Hospital, an international infectious disease prevention and treatment hospital, has used this platform to save invaluable treatment time, and enable effective use of critical resources.

An extensive telemedicine network from Polycom facilitates remote treatment and help practitioners to report patient updates back to the command center to identify any potential new and harmful diseases.

The hospital is also using the Polycom solution to streamline specialist care, and contribute to higher public safety levels by reducing the risk of spreading disease and ensuring the wellbeing of the patients.

"The Polycom telemedicine system significantly improves the efficiency of the hospital. The professional development of the medical team has been enhanced through remote training and information sharing, and the quality of doctor-patient interactions has improved significantly through experts being able to closely examine and consult with remote patients in real-time over high-definition quality,” said Beijing Ditan Hospital in a statement. “The result is improved access to medical expertise, increased patient welfare and more effective use of critical resources."

"Telemedicine applications designed to accelerate the quality and delivery of patient care are vital for healthcare systems throughout the world. Polycom is making significant investments in product development in the healthcare industry and beyond, through HD video solutions and the Polycom RealPresence Platform, to enable instant communication and collaboration anywhere, anytime,” said Polycom vice president for China, Steven Li. “ These advancements make the efficiency of telemedicine applications viable and an important consideration for healthcare practitioners."

Read a related article on unified communications titled, “Polycom Provides Broadest Range of UC Solutions Interoperable With Microsoft Lync, Including Polycom HD Video and Voice Solutions.”

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

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