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Lifesize Telemedicine for Simple Medical Diagnoses at Johanniter-Krankenhaus

by Jasmine Kim in Changing the Way the World Communicates, Healthcare, Lifesize, CustomerCase Study
Lifesize Telemedicine for Simple Medical Diagnoses at Johanniter-Krankenhaus Johanniter-Krankenhaus is a recognized and certified lung cancer center and center of excellence for thoracic surgery in Germany. This specialist pneumology, thoracic surgery and allergology clinic serves the region of South Brandenberg and has been gaining recognition from the Germany Cancer Society and German Society for Thoracic Surgery since 2012. In the medical field, timing is extremely…

Working from home with sick kids

by Julian Fields in Flu Season, Healthcare, People, Trends
Now that the holiday season has come and gone, it is time to head back to work. As we swing back into our old routines, the only thing stopping us from our normal day-to-day activities is the reality of cold and flu season. According to WebMD : Flu activity usually peaks in January and February. On average, 5%–20% of the US population will get the flu each year, resulting in over 200,000…

Crafting a work-from-home email for your boss or team

by Julian Fields in Flu Season, Healthcare, People, Trends
Many organizations are flexible when it comes to working from home when you’re feeling sick. The last thing the company wants is an outbreak of influenza taking out the entire sales staff. So when you feel that tickle in the back of your throat and your temperature starts to register triple digits in degrees Fahrenheit, it’s time to draft that work-from-home email. Here are a few tips and a…

Extending the Reach of Healthcare with Lifesize Video Conferencing

by Julian Fields in Cloud, CustomerCase Study, Healthcare, Lifesize
The Texas Back Institute is one of the largest freestanding spine centers in the world with more than 200 employees and over a dozen clinics throughout the greater Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, area. To help extend their care to patients unable to travel, physicians have started offering video consultations. We sat down with Jared Bares, IT System Administrator for the Texas Back Institute, to…

Video conferencing connects patients struggling with mobility

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Cloud, CustomerCase Study, Healthcare, Lifesize
With the ability to affordably and easily connect patients and providers across thousands of miles, video conferencing is drastically improving the lives of people whose ability to seek care is restricted either by their location or the complexity of their conditions. We recently spoke to Dr. Allen Prettyman, director at the Nurse Managed Health Center (NMHC) at the University of Delaware, to…

Diary of an Injury: How I was able to stay connected with a herniated disk

by Daniel Mora in Cloud, CustomerCase Study, Healthcare, Lifesize, People
A little over two years ago, I experienced a life-altering change in my health.  I was working at home late one night when I got up to get a glass of water.  As soon as I stood up, a flash of pain shot down one of my legs, causing a horrifically painful cramp in my leg.  I’d had similar problems with leg cramps over the years, and usually a few minutes of stretching was enough to relieve the…
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