GCS e-Santé Picardie

Polycom provides Video Solutions in Picardie, France and contributes to the improvement of Healthcare in the Region

GCS e-Santé Picardie is making telemedicine ubiquitous by connecting hospitals, healthcare centers, and private practitioners’ offices, with Polycom video solutions and promoting its usage.

Paris, France, November 20,2012 — Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications (UC), is providing solutions to the GCS e-Santé Picardie to contribute to their ambitious project to improve health services with a delivery of Polycom RealPresence® Plat-form®(Polycom® RMX®, Polycom CMA, Polycom Video Border Proxy) and RealPresence® Room solu-tions(Polycom® HDX® Series) across hospitals, healthcare centres, and private practitioners offices. The Polycom video collaboration is used to bestow high-quality telemedicine, improve communications among medical staff, and work and share with hospitals and experts, deliver training for healthcare spe-cialist and improve services for the region.

The region of Picardie, located in northern France is faced with limited healthcare facilities, an aging population living in rural areas, and has difficulty attracting new doctors to the region. The CHU (Univer-sity Hospital Center) house professors and full medical staff is located in the major city, Amiens, while the rural areas are deserted by general practitioners and specialists, making access to healthcare a chal-lenge. CGS e-Santé Picardie developed a platform of tele medicine services baptized COMEDI-e, which is integrated and implemented by OSPITEL Grouping (Grouping SPIE Communications, INOVELAN, MiPiH).

Following the strategy of the ARS, GCS e-Santé Picardie is committed to modernising the technology system in the health and medical sector, and is dedicated to make telemedicine an everyday tool to assist in medi-cine with diagnostic, and treatment. GCS e-santé Picardie is actively connecting physicians with patients by video for consultations in various medical specialties under the management of Christine Boutet-Rixe, med-ical director of the GCS. Their ambition is to make video collaboration ubiquitous, and routine. Tele medi-cine is progressively used in various areas of health and medical and paramedical specialties, from primary care to complex care. Christian Huart, Director of CGS e-santé Picardie explains the concept “the Polycom video solutions are in the consultation room. They are accessible for use by all medical staff who are able to easily establish a secure call. The high quality of the images of the Polycom HDX series is impressive to all the users. The patients feel comfortable speaking to a remote doctor, and this is very important so the di-agnostic can be made properly.”

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"The quality of the images of the Polycom HDX series is impressive. The patients feel comfortable speaking to a remote doctor, and this is very important so the diagnostic an be made properly."

Christian Huart, Director of GCS e-Santé Picardie