Microsoft Communications Server Aids in Diagnosing Patients Remotely

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.

Watch the video

Read the written case study

Kind regards,
Rainer Podjoutomo
Product Manager, Office Communications Group

About David Lim

David has over 15 years of experience in IT industry in designing and implementing Microsoft Solutions ranging from small to enterprise customer. He also has experience in designing and developing Microsoft Unified Communications, Collaboration and Office 365 solutions with focus on Exchange, Lync & SharePoint as well as strategic migration planning in complex business environments. He is specializing in architecture and design of Lync Voice deployments. He has been actively involved in various speaking engagements, the recent being the sessions on Lync On-Premise and Office Interoperability in September 2011 and Office 365 Introduction in November 2011. In recognition of his high-quality real-world technical excellence with the community and with Microsoft, David received the prestigious Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award in April 2011.
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