Beam Presence Systems, used by more than 40% of the Fortune 50 Companies, has been providing professionals with superior videoconferencing capabilities since 2011. Now, with the introduction of the BeamPro PTZ and BeamPro PTZ+L, the Healthcare Industry has two new, superior telepresence options, which combine safe mobility without boundaries and superzoom-supported videoconferencing solutions to bring together professionals, patients and their families.
Telemedicine, a powerful tool for convenient medical care that connects doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers with patients, is seeing a rapid rise in popularity. According to a recent study by Jackson Healthcare, 90% of healthcare executives surveyed reported developing or implementing a telemedicine program. And they project that the global telemedicine market will expand at a compounded annual rate of 14.3%, from $14.3 billion in 2014 to $36.2 billion by 2020.
Both new models of BeamPro speak eloquently to the power and potential of telemedicine. Featuring optimized face-to-face contact, the pan-tilt-zoom camera and eye-safe laser pointer with 3D camera-assisted tracking facilitate accurate observation, and capture and recall all details necessary to serve patients and trainees. Preset points can be used to allow a more natural way to communicate.
BeamPro PTZ and PTZ-L+ enable medical professionals to effectively collaborate with specialists, serve geographically remote patients and train out-of-town colleagues, while eliminating travel time and expenses. Further, they can also easily perform personal follow-up to address the needs of patients and colleagues. The Beam management software allows Beam owners to manage access to all devices in their organizations, ensuring optimal levels of security. In addition, encrypted point-to-point communications bypass servers to ensure data transfer is private and secure.
“While many teleconference options exist today, none are specifically designed with the freedom for the user to move around in a remote place anywhere in the world, at any time, without latency or connectivity issues,” said Bo Preising, Chief Strategy and Product Officer, Suitable Technologies. “For healthcare providers, this ability has massive implications for improving collaboration, while saving time between patient visits, as well as decreasing patient wait times. The result is better and faster clinical and financial outcomes.”
Current versions of the BeamPro and the new PTZ+L model are undergoing product evaluation with select health care providers, including UC Davis HEALTH, who is reviewing our new product. More than 25 health care providers currently use Beams in urgent care, post-acute care and other traditional care settings. The new product line will be available for purchase later this year.