—When Compodium delivers it works great, with high quality, and always available.
Those are the words of Emma Enström , responsible for video and remote meetings at Inera, expressing her continued confidence in Compodium International AB. The contract with Inera is now extended for another year, until December 31st, 2013.
Inera, owned by the Swedish county councils, with the task of supporting collaboration of all national eHealth efforts, and amongst other things providing video and remote meeting services allowing county councils to connect and communicate. Compodium has been involved in the delivery of the infrastructure for the past four years, and has now extended the contract for another year.
—The basic services works well, are always available, and secure. These services should be as obvious as it is to get power in an ordinary power outlet, says Bengt Grahn, Managing Director at Compodium.
Emma Enström at Inera confirms that the service works great:
—Not having had any serious incidents in all those years is an excellent achievement. As the technology has improved and is always available, county councils health and care organizations are now integrating video in its day to day operation. The number of video conferences between the county councils has almost doubled in the past year.
Something that probably influenced the significant increase was the two pilots that were conducted in 2012, aiming to evaluate opportunities for nationwide coordination of larger events with more than two participants. And successful examples of how to use the services within clinical operation increases all the time. One such project is “Gertrude” – a nationwide video network for medical staff working in the field of child cardiology that allows multiple experts to simultaneously study and discuss images and movements of children’s hearts.
—The service makes it possible to cross both geographic and organizational boundaries, says Emma Enström.
She can see the unbelievable potential of what video conferencing can do for health care, both in clinical as well as administrative operations:
—I think these services will help us utilize existing resources in the care much better going forward.
She however stresses the importance of not forcing the usage of video conferencing:
—The physicians must see by themselves how video services can be integrated in their own processes and procedures. The use of video can improve their efficiency, but anyone using it must first understand the benefits.
When you’re ready to try, there is a great infrastructure ready for you.