The Virtual Specialist Soothes Doctor Patient Relationship

The growing dependence on electronic medical records (EMR) and updating them is taking from the doctor patient relationship with the danger of making medical record keeping the main focus of future appointments.
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Feb. 18, 2012 - PRLog -- Walnut Creek, CA February 18, 2012—Astound Technologies, LLC, a Microsoft Certified Partner, today announced they will be exhibiting the Virtual Specialist at the HIMSS 2012 Conference in Las Vegas, February 21-24 at the Sands Expo.

“The growing dependence on electronic medical records (EMR) and updating them is taking from the doctor patient relationship with the danger of making medical record keeping the main focus of future appointments, says Skip Rodenbush, Astound’s Chief Marketing Officer. If you’ve seen a doctor lately they probably spent as much time looking at their computer as they did looking at you. With a vision of reversing this trend, we developed a system that converts the PC into a multimedia medical information terminal physicians can use to engage and collaborate with patients to better understand their condition and treatment in ways only dreamed of a few years back”.

The Virtual Specialist enables physicians to view patient and EMR side-by-side eliminating the “doctor distraction” feeling most patients’ experience, but the real payoff is when specialists visit patients in remote hospitals, physician offices, skilled nursing and elder care facilities without leaving their location.

The Virtual Specialist provides secure video collaboration between specialists, primary care physicians, healthcare teams and patients using PC, Microsoft Lync and the Internet.

The Virtual Specialist’s unique ability is to quickly connect “care points”—where the patients are—and today’s highly mobile specialists for streamlined video collaboration. A touch or a click and physicians can digitally appear to deliver care in underserved areas or wherever there is internet service, saving time, eliminating travel, lowering costs and improving outcomes.

“We’ve applied the principles of processing telephone calls to processing video collaboration calls with a focus on healthcare,” states Jack Gaither, Astound Technologies Founder and CEO. “Until now video collaboration was done from expensive videoconferencing rooms or roll-about carts. The Virtual Specialist makes video collaboration a reality from any Windows 7 device and our new Cloud offering, which interoperates with Microsoft Office 365, enables quick adaptation without using capital funds so any size medical facility from major medical center to individual practice can immediately start reaping the benefits”.

For HIMSS attendees the Virtual Specialist will be demonstrated in HPs Healthcare Pavilion Booth 3845 at the Wireless Networking exhibit.

About Astound Technologies, LLC
Astound Technologies is a Microsoft Certified Partner based in Walnut Creek, CA, specializing in virtual collaboration management software and a repeat winner of the Malcolm Baldrige Award. Its flagship eHealth solution, The Virtual Specialist, incorporates an automatic video call distributor (AVCD) software switch that routes video collaboration calls between any PC device operating Windows 7 enabling caregivers and physicians to appear where they’re needed― virtually and on demand. Astound is committed to improving care and slashing costs by making visual collaboration and telemedicine commonplace from daycare to eldercare and everywhere in between. For more information visit
Source:Skip Rodenbush, Co-founder and CMO
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