WebRTC World Feature Article

December 19, 2013

Net Medical Xpress Steps Up Offerings with RTC Conference Switch

The great thing about Web-based real-time communications (WebRTC) is that the concept is found cropping up on a variety of fronts, showing just how versatile—and how useful—it can really be. Not only is it making videoconferencing a lot easier for businesses, it's showing up in games, in mobile devices and even in medicine. Net Medical Xpress Solutions is showing off the power that WebRTC can have in medicine thanks to its new RTC Conference Switch, now available for the iPad from the Apple App Store.

The RTC Conference Switch allows for an easy way for doctors and patients—or doctors and hospitals as needed—to communicate back and forth with a simple, face-to-face conferencing system. It's Web-based and HIPAA-compliant, as revealed by Net Medical Xpress Solutions CEO Dick Govatski, and there's no system like it currently available on the market. It's designed specifically for use in healthcare, and included both public and private key encryption systems, a set of precise audit controls, and even Net Medical Xpress Solutions' own permission software, Safety Pilot.

It doesn't specifically need to be used only by healthcare organizations though, and other types of companies are invited to put the system to work in current operations to get access to an impressively secure alternative in videoconferencing. Once the app has been downloaded, users can even send off an email to Net Medical Xpress Solutions and arrange a call to demonstrate the system's capabilities and even get a chance to ask and answer any questions about the system's operations. The company will offer a slew of potential demonstration topics, including setting up free face-to-face calling, how to use the system to arrange confidential communications between doctor and patient, how to use it in case management settings, and several other avenues that can be used to improve efficiency and even cut costs.

There's a lot to like in a system like this for a variety of users, and indeed, for healthcare organizations in particular, it's especially valuable. Not only can it be useful in terms of satellite offices for hospitals—recently we saw how the USDA was looking to put $50 million in investment into rural healthcare, and how telemedicine applications were going to play a big part in bringing mental health services to areas that are historically underserved by such things. That's only part of the story, of course, because we've also been seeing on a regular basis how baby boomers can put technology like this into use as part of current medical regimens, keeping better in touch with doctors and improving both the potential and quality of life. This isn't even the first we've heard of Net Medical Xpress Solutions, who was recently seen bringing out other WebRTC-driven telemedicine tools previously.

WebRTC is proving a valuable part of life on several fronts, and medicine proves to be no exception. An increasing number of tools and applications make this communications technology extremely versatile and well worth putting into operation, and both businesses and individuals alike are finding out just what kind of power WebRTC really has.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey


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