Medical Teleconferencing: easy to adopt
A subset of applications seem to slip smoothly into healthcare causing minimum disruption and delivering maximum benefit. Examples are PACS, Electronic Document Management, the Vocera Communications System and Teleconferencing.
On 4 July 2008 Mr Prakash Punjabi, a leading NHS cardothoracic surgeon working at Imperial College Healthcare, performed a heart valve repair in West London while in conference with more than 40 other surgeons throughout the world using high definition equipment provided by Multisense Communications.
Mr Punjabi says: "This is an excellent illlustration of the use of modern technology to provide advanced surgical training and techniques, which is enabling us to provide best treatments to patients across the NHS."
Perhaps we should base our efforts to increase the adoption and integration of ICT into healthcare on such technologies and build on them.