Intrepid to use video conferencing for telemedic solutions

Tuesday, May 18 2010

Officials at the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the National Intrepid Center of Excellence believe soldiers and their loved ones deserve family-centered care. The nonprofit has devoted more than $150 million to support wounded military personnel and their families.

These experts know the recovery process for returning warriors can be difficult, so they rely on the latest technology to make the process as comfortable as possible. Now, this includes telemedic tools courtesy of video conferencing technology.

Intrepid has announced it will use video conferencing solutions so doctors will be able to perform comprehensive evaluations remotely and offer caregiver training and education across the nation. Additionally, the tools will be used to allow teams of doctors to collaborate more closely as they administer care.

Arnold Fisher, honorary chairman of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, says thanks to the video tools, "medical specialists and researchers from around the world will be able to come together to better understand what is needed to provide the best care to soldiers and their families."

Using video conferencing as a tool to improve healthcare seems to be a rising trend. Recently, several Missouri emergency management centers adopted video tools as a means of connecting care agents to each other and to the Red Cross.ADNFCR-3295-ID-19782743-ADNFCR