Vidyo Recognizes Innovations in Telehealth

Oct 3, 2017

Children’s Hospital Colorado, The Medical University of South Carolina, and Nemours Children’s Health System Named Award Finalists

HACKENSACK, N.J.- Vidyo, the leader in video-enabled healthcare solutions, today announced the three finalists for its inaugural Leaders Innovating Telehealth (LIT) Award. The award recognizes Vidyo customers whose telehealth innovations best exemplify healthcare’s triple aim: improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations and reducing per capita costs of healthcare. The winner of the LIT Award will be determined at the Vidyo Healthcare Summit, taking place in Nashville, Tennessee from October 30, 2017 – November 1, 2017.

“Our customers share Vidyo’s spirit of innovation. They have made tremendous strides redesigning the healthcare model to expand access to broader patient populations while reducing costs,” said Vidyo CMO Elana Anderson. “Vidyo customers set a high bar for the telehealth industry and we look forward to honoring their dedication at our Healthcare Summit on November 1.”

The programs recognized as finalists for making a positive impact on the lives of others with their innovative telehealth solutions are:

  • Children’s Hospital Colorado provides quality behavioral healthcare in communities where there are too few specialists and local emergency rooms have become the primary care providers, resulting in reduced lengths of stay and lower cost per discharge.
  • The Medical University of South Carolina leverages Vidyo for its Telehealth Mobile Crisis Program, where EMTs can connect with mental health specialists from their vehicles when patients experience emergency psychiatric symptoms. The program has reduced patient transports to the ER, making ambulances available for other emergencies in the community.
  • Nemours Children’s Health System’s telehealth initiative, CareConnect, extends access to pediatric care and is used in more than 37 hospitals across five states.

The Healthcare Summit will create a thought-provoking platform for innovators in the industry to share their success stories, offering insight into the future of telehealth. Vidyo partners who are committed to enhancing patient outcomes, including Genesys, ID Solutions, Advanced ICU Care, Allscripts, Philips, Samsung, and others, are sponsoring the event.

The agenda includes an impressive line-up of speakers, among whom Dr. Jay Sanders, ‘The Father of Telemedicine,’ will offer a unique perspective on the future of healthcare delivery and in-home care. Dr. Sanders will deliver his keynote speech on October 31, 2017.

“As a long-time innovator in real-time communications, Vidyo continually pushes the boundaries of what is possible. We are proud to shine light on the success of our telehealth customers and partners at our upcoming event,” concluded Anderson.

The three finalists will deliver their presentations on November 1, 2017 at the Vidyo Healthcare Summit. Attendees will participate in the voting process for the winner following the presentations.

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