Innovative video collaboration solution delivers an immersive and reliable video consultation experience for both patients and doctors, through a secure video network
BCS Global Networks Limited has announced that it has partnered with Telemed Ventures, LLC to deliver an innovative managed visual collaboration solution to Walmart’s Retail Medical Clinics, operated by Telemed Ventures LLC under the retail brand Smart Care Doc™.
BCS Global’s managed visual collaboration solution enables remote video consultations between a patient and doctor through a life-like, virtual face-to-face video interface, over a secure video network. The service enables Telemed to provide a reliable and secure visual collaboration platform for patients, nurses, doctors and healthcare providers. Users of the service have the ability to conduct telepresence-quality face-to-face interactions over the internet using existing laptops, smartphones or tablets – making it a very affordable solution for patients, doctors and healthcare providers.
Patients receive all the benefits of a traditional doctor’s visit that they have come to expect: the ability to see a doctor instead of a less experienced practitioner, engaging the doctor in a face-to-face dialogue about medical issues, predictable/transparent pricing options, and the accurate acquisition of vitals and health information.
“My focus has always been to improve quality, enhance access, and lower cost of healthcare delivery by leveraging technology,” said Telemed Ventures, LLC Founder and CEO, Dr. Raj Shah. “The cost of healthcare has been spiraling in the U.S., yet we rank 19th in the world in healthcare outcomes. Our Smart Care Doc™ retail locations deliver an office visit for 40-50% less than the fee for traditional office visits by integrating diagnostic medical devices with a world class video network.”
“We are very excited to partner with Telemed to deliver our managed, cloud-based, visual collaboration solution to Walmart’s Retail Medical Clinics,” said Clive Sawkins, CEO of BCS Global. “Video technology continues to evolve exponentially; technology that came to market 12-18 months ago is now primetime. Surpassing the underlying technology that powered the legacy video systems of yesterday, is a newer, more intelligent technology that enables us to bring to Walmart’s Retail Medical Clinics, a cost-effective solution, and an improved user experience.”
Clive added, “Video stations setup within the clinics enable patients to virtually conduct interactive doctor and specialist visits. The service is designed to promote the effective utilization of healthcare resources in a cost-effective manner and increase patients’ access to healthcare professionals. This innovative service eliminates the patient’s burden of having to travel to out-of-the-way clinics, or sit in waiting rooms anticipating whether their name will be called next. Especially important, given next-generation healthcare, this solution enables timely access to healthcare providers, increasing the quality of healthcare service for an aging population. We are pleased to be a part of this visual collaboration initiative with Telemed and Walmart; together, supporting this evolution within the healthcare sector.”