Systems Integrated by Questmark, LTD Will be Used by U.K. Clinicians to Discuss and Implement Courses of Treatment
Lifesize®, the high definition video communications company, today announced that Pan Birmingham (United Kingdom) Cancer Network has selected Lifesize as the high definition video communications provider for their new telemedicine program.
By aiding a network responsible for the care of 1.6 million people, the Lifesize systems are playing a vital role in the diagnosis, treatment and care of cancer patients. Network clinicians, such as oncologists, pathologists and radiologists are using the technology to regularly review cases and adopt or change courses of treatment.
“Apart from saving consultants lots of time, the Lifesize systems lead to better care – and, hopefully, will help save lives,” said Dr. Raji Ganesan, consulting histopathologist at The Women’s Hospital, Birmingham. “The systems also have enabled us to make more timely patient management decisions through improved liaison. In addition there has been more input from the specialists from other sites who might ordinarily have been unable to attend – which is of incredible importance to patients.”
Richard Steyn, the clinic’s consultant thoracic surgeon and national clinical lead for cancer modernization said, “Videoconferencing allows for earlier meetings and therefore quicker care. It can also improve treatment by permitting more consultations, which, in the past, may have been impossible.”
The Lifesize systems are being integrated by Questmark, LTD., one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of videoconferencing systems and services. Lifesize was the first company to deliver high definition video communications products. Since then others have introduced similar offerings – and even high-end telepresence suites – but Lifesize’s price-to-performance is the very best in the market. With Lifesize Room intended for large, geographically distributed participants in multiple locations and Lifesize Team geared for smaller, remote project groups, Lifesize is able to provide organizations of all sizes a high quality, high performance, cost-effective high definition video communications experience.
“Lifesize has been making tremendous strides in the healthcare sector, and the Pan Birmingham Cancer Network is another great example of how high definition video communications is improving patient care,” said Craig Malloy, CEO of Lifesize Communications. “In addition, by leveraging Lifesize’s price/performance value, the Pan Birmingham Cancer Network is able to purchase more systems for more locations, thereby improving the care of more patients.”
High definition video communications offers a much higher quality experience than low resolution, legacy videoconferencing systems at a comparable price point. In addition to working with the Pan Birmingham Cancer Network, Questmark has successfully implemented Lifesize products at Nottingham University Hospitals, enabling advanced research, training and education among its clinicians, administrators and patients.
About Pan Birmingham Cancer Network
Pan Birmingham Cancer Network was formed in 2001 and links together the organizations that provide care for people with cancer across Birmingham. Pan Birmingham Cancer Network works closely with patients, health professionals and managers to help implement the NHS Cancer Plan for the people of Birmingham. The Network covers a population of 1.6 million people and encompasses 1 Strategic Health Authority, 6 Primary Care Trusts, 6 Hospital Trusts, 4 Hospices and a number of voluntary organizations.