In a recent article on Pulse, we discussed the rapid growth of telemedicine as an offering in the workplace. The main idea behind it is to provide simple access for employees to connect with medical professionals without having to leave the office. While this new arrangement may not be a favorite among employees trying to catch a ball game under the onus of the flu, it is a great way to keep employees productive while allowing them to get care in the event that they don’t feel well.
Sometimes, the best evidence that a trend is really taking off is by watching if leaders are hopping on board. In the world of healthcare, there are few names more prestigious than the Mayo Clinic. This past week, they announced in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal that they are now testing the use of telemedicine-based kiosks that will be installed within their facilities in Minnesota. The idea is to test the technology in their locations and then once deemed a success, to offer them to outside employers interested in the service.
Mayo is showing their belief in the evolution of telemedicine here by not only utilizing it for outside organizations, but making it part of their internal business practices.
At Avidex AV, we seek to partner with healthcare organizations to deliver audio, video, collaboration and telemedicine solutions that drive innovation and improved efficiencies for our clients. Let’s connect to see how we can help your organization meet its technology needs.
About Bob Higginbotham
Bob Higginbotham, CTS-I, CTS-D, is the Avidex National Manager of Healthcare AV. Bob has spent his 30 year career in leadership positions in the AV industry including extensive design and build work in healthcare facilities. He owned and operated a successful AV business in Texas with multiple offices in several cities where he managed a staff of over 100 employees. Bob has served as a technical consultant for a major AV manufacturer, led the technical sales team for a national video conferencing provider and provided technology auditing services for several private education facilities. He has a unique working knowledge of audiovisual technology as well as multiple certifications in audio engineering, acoustics, AV design, CQT system commissioning and video transmission systems. Bob holds a BA in communications and has recently served as board chair for a large private school. He brings his years of technical knowledge and leadership experience to Avidex where he leads the national healthcare AV team. Contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org