Imerja VaaS wins European User Award
3rd March 2014
Imerja’s Video as a Service has scooped a top award at this years Computer Weekly European User Awards for Networking, which has recognised successful applications of this innovative service offering within the healthcare sector.
The annual awards are designed to recognise innovation in network design, implementation and use of application to improve user business.
Alder Hey Hospital, Victoria Hospital and Lancashire Teaching Hospital have all implemented Imerja’s VaaS offering to improve access to specialist care and enable healthcare professionals and patients to communicate remotely through the use of video technology and sharp audio links, regardless of their location.
ennifer Scott, networking editor at Computer Weekly and member of the judging panel, commented: “Teleheath is a burgeoning industry in the UK, but one that all citizens will feel the benefit of. Simple to use, reliable systems like this are the future of the UK’s health service and it is great to see them in use today.”
Clive Longbottom, founder of Quocirca and fellow awards judge added: “As healthcare moves from lots of general hospitals to fewer specialist ones, travel will become a major issue for many patients. The use of telehealth can act as a triage system and can help GPs and other local health workers filter out those who do not need to attend a specialist clinic some distance away.
“It also allows specialists to more effectively interact with each other, keeping up on the latest progress in healthcare, and allows for highly specialised consultants to be brought in to a case easily and speedily where required.”