The Office Communications Group recently published a video case study which focuses on a CEBP (Communication Enabled Business Process) implementation in which Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (OCS) plays a critical role saving patients’ lives. Specifically, this video shows how a Russian hospital is able to use OCS as a Telemedicine solution to remotely diagnose patients. Lotsman Plus, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in Russia, built this custom hosted solution using OCS 2007 R2 as a CEBP platform, integrating with SharePoint.
When patients in rural areas suffer a heart problem, they go to a local clinic which can often be kilometers away from major cities in Russia. While the rural clinic facility is critical for the community, the clinic doctors often do not have the level of expertise or equipment to conduct surgery operations. They have diagnostic/imaging equipment but need to consult with other surgeons/specialists to diagnose critical situations. Using their imaging equipment, doctors can scan the hearts of their patients and upload the video & still images automatically to SharePoint servers hosted at Lotsman Plus facilities. Clinic doctors can then start an OCS conferencing session with specialists at the Federal Cardiovascular Center in Penza, Russia. During the OCS conferencing session, specialists can diagnose a patient’s heart on a real time basis, control remote-playback of videos/images uploaded to the OCS + SharePoint custom apps, then advise the patient on their condition and make important decisions about whether to bring them to the Center immediately for surgery operation.
I particularly like this video because it shows how technology can enhance the way doctors treat patients remotely, but also how the technology offered by OCS can help to prolong peoples’ lives.