Diagnosis is easier with Philips tele-ultrasound technology

It allows clinicians to connect with colleagues remotely in real-time

Philips tele-ultrasound technology enables clinicians to collaborate over virtual chat for diagnosis Photo: Philips
Philips tele-ultrasound technology enables clinicians to collaborate over virtual chat for diagnosis Photo: Philips

Philips’s first-ever diagnostic quality tele-ultrasound technology has received the FDA 510(k) clearance where clinicians can easily text, share, screen, and transfer control to remote colleagues.

Philips has integrated the world’s first-ever tele-ultrasound technology for diagnosis in real-time. It has proven to be quite helpful for clinical technicians to communicate with each other via calls and texts. They can also share their screens and transfer the control to colleagues who are far away in remote regions through real-time accessibility. 

The global giant in technology, Royal Philips, announced that Collaboration Live had received market clearance for remote diagnosis using various mobile platforms. The tele-ultrasound features of Collaboration Live help clinicians to interact with colleagues hassle-free. 

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Spotlight on Philips Collaboration Live

Ultrasound is the most common form of diagnosis and is very much cost-effective. It offers low-cost imaging modalities, hence accessible to many people. However, ultrasound handling must be done efficiently with high-skilled expertise to make an accurate diagnosis.

It is available at many clinics and hospitals, but its accessibility has become rare due to staff shortages. Hence, Collaboration Live from Philips took a step towards improving the live source imaging ultrasound technique.

At the AIUM event, Philips highlighted its latest and advanced tele-ultrasound solutions, which allow remote and secure communication among clinical staff and patients in real-time for proper diagnosis. 

Collaboration Live is the world’s first-ever tele-ultrasound technology that provides remote access to clinicians. The time wasted in switching physical locations is reduced using this tele-ultrasound technology. This, in turn, limits exposure to infectious patients (Covid-19) and increases productivity by availing improved diagnosis instantaneously. 

With Collaboration Live’s expanded clearance for diagnostic use, clinicians can diagnose patients from their mobile devices. However, it is necessary to check the internet connection before making calls and check screen calibration for obtaining high-quality images for proper diagnosis.

Collaboration Live – Extended usage

Collaboration Live is helping clinical technicians worldwide increase the efficacy of their diagnostic services. In addition, it lets them extend their team from remote regions without expanding it since the physical distance is not of much concern. 

Patients can access real-time diagnoses with appropriate guidance and support from medical staff. Collaboration Live is cost-effective and time-saving that enhances the experience for patients and staff. Clinical staff can interact with each other easily. The clinic members can respond to a specific question of concern from anywhere. 

Collaborative Live also provides real-time support for complex exams and staff training from remote areas. There is an urgent need for quality care and support in remotely accessible regions. So, with the help of Collaboration Live, the medical staff has opened a tele-medicine office to serve patients in rural areas that offer instant remote diagnostic features. 

The clinicians are committed to helping and delivering better care facilities to patients from anywhere and at any time. Hence, Collaboration Live has proved to be a perfect example of comprehensive healthcare services for patients through tele-ultrasound and tele-medicine.

Impact of Philips tele-ultrasound on patient care

Before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, there was an urgent requirement for the digitalization of ultrasound imaging enterprises. A digital transformation was essential for impactful change in clinical diagnosis.

Philips Collaboration Live is an invention that has proven to be a successful invention of the era. It enables patients and clinical technicians to communicate securely, text, share screen and video-stream directly from the ultrasound system. 

The clinical technicians can view real-time ultrasound diagnostic images and connect with local patients and medical staff to provide guidance and ask questions. In addition, the ultrasound user can give remote control to another user to enable them to enhance the quality of an image or click a new image or make measurements. 

These outstanding features make tele-ultrasound a high-diagnostic technology. The demand for diagnosis is rapidly increasing after enabling tele-ultrasound for connective platforms, extended imaging innovations, and virtual and collaborative care.

Shortly, Collaborative Live will become an essential part of diagnostics in every hospital and clinic. It can help standardize care across remote locations, provide training to remote staff, support remote ultrasound sessions, and offer real-time communication among patients and medical staff. Collaboration Live is bringing about a remarkable change in providing healthcare services.


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