To all of our customers, partners and suppliers
We have again this year decided to make a donation to the very worthy charity Help for Heroes, instead of posting Christmas cards.
As our customer know, we have both IP and ISDN test sites that you are able to dial in to. The IP addresses and domain names for these systems have recently changed (although the ISDN numbers remain the same.) Please see below for the new details.
MultiSense Communications Board Room –
IP address – 126.96.36.199
Domain name – Boardroom.multisense.co.uk
ISDN number – 01494 520198
MultiSense Communications Meeting Room
IP address – 188.8.131.52
Domain name – Meetingroom.multisense.co.uk
ISDN number – 01494 520929
These are now available for testing purposes. They are usually switched on between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday – Friday. If you wish to test to these systems outside of these hours please let us know and we will leave our systems switched on for you.
If you require any assistance with updating these details in your videoconferencing address book, or indeed any other assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us on either firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on +44(0)1494461949.
We read a really interesting article from Paul Corrigan, giving his theories on why changes within the NHS, specifically the introduction of telemedicine are often thwarted simply because individuals do not want change. He even goes so far as to say that he feels that there is a “conspiracy within the NHS against the implementation of step change”. Paul Corrigan also points out some of the massive benefits that can be achieved through the implementation of telehealth.
As a company, MultiSense Communications, with our dedicated Healthcare Division have worked hard to build the good relationships that we enjoy with our NHS customers, enabling fears of change to be allayed as these relationships are, amongst other things built on trust. Why not have a look for yourself at some of the Healthcare work that we undertake.
Here’s a recording from an interview on BBC Radio 4 with Delyth Lewis, who is Telemedicine Manager, Rural Health Telemedicine, South Wales Cancer Network, Hywel Dda Local Health Board, talking about the telemedicine equipment supplied by MultiSense Communications.
Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that as part of the Life Sciences program, 3 million people will be given access to telehealth technology in their homes. Currently in the UK there are more than 15 million people who suffer from conditions that cannot be cured, but can be managed through medication. It is these patients who can be remotely monitored by doctors and nurses who will be able to view patient’s vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar levels. These patients take up three quarters of all in-patient bed days, two thirds of all outpatient appointments and more than half of all GP visits, accounting for around 70 per cent of the total spend on health and social care.
In a keynote speech, David Cameron said: “This is going to make an extraordinary difference to people. Diabetics taking their blood sugar levels at home, and having them checked by a nurse. Heart patients having their blood pressure and pulse rate checked without leaving their home. Dignity, convenience and independence for millions.”
To see some of the many other applications of telemedicine, visit our Healthcare Division pages
Lifespan, who are a not for profit healthcare group, consisting of five hospitals in Rhode Island, USA are currently conducting a pilot telemedicine study to help improve depression in elderly nursing home rehabilitation patients. It’s been acknowledged that there is a shortage of mental health professionals available to visit, as depression is very common in nursing home patients. The use of telemedicine provides access to mental health professionals via secure video, email and chat.
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