The peer-to-peer nature of WebRTC makes this technology the only solution that can provide the scalability and technology neutrality the healthcare industry will require in order to further the efforts of data interoperability.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2015
SnapMD, a leader in cloud-based enterprise Virtual Care Management (VCM) software, announced today that it has completed its move to the rich, high-definition WebRTC video technology standard. This latest update to its Connected Care telemedicine platform is a critical component of the company’s "Connected Disruption" mission of data interoperability, third-party app integration, and the greater healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.
“We have been intently watching the development of the WebRTC standard over the last several years. The turning point to the conversion for SnapMD was the official launch of WebRTC 1.0 in the fall of 2014, which was, and continues to be, largely driven by Google,” says George Tierney, COO of SnapMD. “Adoption in the market has been swift in a relatively short amount of time, and is only accelerating. The trend became crystal clear to us in January of 2015, as we witnessed communications systems across every market category moving quickly to WebRTC, with global players molding or adopting the technology. SnapMD began implementing the basic WebRTC infrastructure early and those investments are paying immediate dividends on many fronts.”
Disruptive Analysis (http://www.disruptive-analysis.com/) expects WebRTC to be accessible by more than 6 billion devices by the end of 2019. This follows a trajectory of 1 billion devices in 2014, and 4.6 billion devices used by over 2 billion unique individuals by the end of 2016.
“As a browser-based VCM SaaS solution, the development of WebRTC as a viable technology standard has become critical to our long-term technology strategy. With WebRTC adoption quickly occurring across the digital landscape, we now have a well supported communication technology standard that makes high-definition, high-resolution, low-bandwidth video, peer-to-peer data transfer, and audio chat easily accessible to healthcare digital solution providers like SnapMD,” says Daniel Bouganim CTO of SnapMD. “Simply put, we have a greater opportunity to focus our efforts on improving the virtual care workflow, overall user experience, and innovation of data interoperability and IoT. One improvement to the user experience immediately realized by the adoption of WebRTC is that patients and clinicians on our VCM platform will no longer be required to install a browser plug-in while using Chrome, FireFox, or Opera. The peer-to-peer nature of WebRTC makes this technology the only solution that can provide the scalability and technology neutrality the healthcare industry will require in order to further the efforts of data interoperability.”
SnapMD’s adoption of WebRTC illustrates its continuing efforts to enhance the patient experience and the healthcare provider’s ability to better provide care via digital technologies like its VCM platform. The company’s private-label platform, Connected Care, is a telehealth platform that delivers a comprehensive and efficient solution to healthcare providers seeking to manage the workflow of their virtual care programs. These established and trusted providers are empowered at the local level to implement the Virtual Care Management telemedicine application in the manner best suited for their individual patient populations.
SnapMD is a leader in cloud-based enterprise Virtual Care Management (VCM) software focused on improving access to convenient and high quality healthcare. The company provides a robust private-label HIPAA compliant communications and management platform designed to enable healthcare providers to directly engage patients online. The SnapMD Connected Care platform enables secure live video, audio and text encounters between ambulatory patients and their primary and specialty care clinicians. Using the Connected Care VCM platform, healthcare providers can conduct on-demand virtual consultations to reduce avoidable visits to the emergency department, schedule and conduct follow-up consultations for patients with chronic conditions or those undergoing active treatment, and provide remote medical services such as occupational health and in-school virtual clinics. With SnapMD’s telemedicine VCM technology, healthcare providers have another powerful tool to help them optimize efficiencies in personnel utilization while expanding access to high quality care. For more information, please visit http://www.snap.md.
WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is a communications standard developed by the W3C in close cooperation with the WebRTC standard developed by the IETF. WebRTC functions at a lower protocol layer; WebRTC enables the embedding of this functionality in applications and websites. The protocol is commonly used to support voice or video chat between peers.