The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has announced that it will use Renovo Software’s advanced video conference scheduling platform, Video Scheduler, to schedule, automate and manage its interactive video conferencing network, used for distance learning, telehealth, and collaborative purposes.
UAMS’s video conferencing network includes 1,000 endpoints, 14 Cisco HD multipoint control units, and a Cisco telepresence content server cluster, all working together to allow users to schedule more than one set of reservations at irregular date and time intervals and regularly recurring reservations, and even copy old or existing reservations.
To do this, UAMS will deploy Video Scheduler’s advanced user and user group privilege management and endpoint approval capabilities, the university reported. Administrators will now be able to set up custom time blocks and durations for recurring conferences, giving more control to users to permit them to “edit individual instances within multiple and recurring reservations, or even add custom additional information fields to any reservation,” the university added.
UAMS will also use Video Scheduler to send automated notices, configure MCU load balancing, monitor and maintain live network usage, create reports, and more.
In addition to its hospital and clinics, UAMS includes five colleges and a graduate school, eight Area health education centers and seven institutes. Under UAMS’s leadership, the Center for Rural Health and Center for Distance Health serve rural Arkansas by offering access to healthcare specialists, teachers, and researchers via interactive video to those living too far away from providers.
Through the use of videoconferencing, state residents will be able to interact directly with clinicians over laptops or mobile phones while they are monitored remotely for health conditions, the way doctors in Northern Ireland watch over infants who have had major heart surgery, yet live too far from the hospital to be seen frequently.
UAMS will also be able to create and market events, classes, and seminars to anyone across the network. Users within the network can then search, discuss, suggest, or sign up for the events.