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New Models of Global Patient Care Enabled by Video

November 4, 2010 - 0 Comments

Many businesses think that video is a nice to have, but not a must have.  Until, of course, they experience video and realize how much it adds to their interactions and decision making.  Nowhere is this truer than in healthcare, where seeing patients is critical to the care they receive, and can’t be done any other way.  For example, the doctors at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) use Cisco WebEx with video to make virtual house calls to children in Nicaragua, who require post surgery following an extensive cleft palate surgery.  When the speech therapist in Baltimore is able to show the young patient in Nicaragua how to say Gato (Cat in Spanish) using WebEx, the results are immediate and rewarding.

Watch how these doctors at the GBMC  provide speech therapy to children in Nicaragua below:

As you can see, video isn’t just “cool”, it’s also helping to transform business models and change lives.  And as we evolve and improve the video experiences in Cisco’s collaboration solutions from Cisco Webex to Cisco TelePresence, we hope that our customers will continue to partner with us in evolving and improving their business models to change the world.

Ilan Kasan

Director of Product Management, Cisco Webex

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