Vision – a powerful clinical telehealth video conference system

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Connecting with patients via telehealth is easy with Vision.

Vision is an innovative and low-cost video conferencing platform that has been designed specifically for clinicians and health professionals who use telehealth to connect with patients and collaborate with colleagues.

With its intuitive controls, a Vision telehealth video meeting can be quickly launched on any device including PC, Mac, tablet, and smartphone, creating a simplified clinician experience that is easy to integrate into a busy medical practice.

Vision’s unique, user-friendly functions and clinical tools allow multiple participants in a video conference to remotely control patient examination cameras and patient data such as blood pressure, ECG, temperature, pulse oximetry, blood glucose and weight. All patient data can be securely stored to an electronic health record for future reference.

Vision’s clinical functions enhance collaboration between medical professionals and provide effective and accurate health data to improve patient diagnoses and treatments via telehealth.

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Vision delivers the best possible video, audio, and data transmission quality by optimising and managing available bandwidth throughout a video conference. Connections are possible via broadband internet, 4G mobile, and satellite, while end-to-end encryption provides data security.

The Vision system does not require any software download.

To ensure practitioners get the most out of their Vision telehealth platform, Visionflex has assembled an experienced team of experts and a suite of materials to make the onboarding, guidance, and support process easy.

Vision brings specialist medical help to the point of need. It is particularly well suited to remote locations and settings where access to healthcare can be problematic, including rural communities; retirement and aged care facilities; oil, gas, and mining sites; field health clinics; military and defence; and corrective-service facilities.

How Vision works – a medical scenario

A nurse in a rural clinic is examining a young girl who is receiving on-going burns treatment.

Using Vision, a nurse quickly sends an invitation to a city-based paediatrician, and a burns specialist. The participants meet face-to-face via video link.

The nurse uses a GEIS® General Examination Camera HD to check the patient’s burns. The specialists watch the live camera footage on screen, directing the nurse to move the camera over the patient’s wounds.

Using the RoomVu function, they also watch footage from the ceiling camera in the clinic, remotely controlling the camera’s pan, tilt, and zoom functions to provide additional context and detail during the examination.

The specialists take some snapshots of the examination video feed and, using Vision’s TeleStrations function, they both make annotations directly on the image as they discuss the wound and the patient’s progress.

They upload a PDF document that outlines the patient’s medications, making changes to dosages on screen. They then save the images and the PDF locally for future reference.

Next, the paediatrician asks the nurse to use the TrueSteth function. TrueSteth is an advanced, remotely controlled digital stethoscope app that makes it possible to share diagnostic-quality stethoscope audio and heart-rhythm trace via a video conferencing platform.

The nurse uses a digital stethoscope to listen to the patient’s heart and lung sounds. Using TrueSteth, the specialists listen remotely to the crystal-clear audio, adjusting the stethoscope’s volume, gain and filters, as required. They also watch the video display of the heart trace, save a sample of the display, and discuss the patient’s overall condition.

Vision’s intuitive and unique functions

MultiVu by Visionflex.

Multiple video feeds for a detailed diagnosis.

While traditional video teleconferencing platforms usually only allow one video window per participant, Vision provides participants with the flexibility of simultaneously viewing and switching between multiple video windows in a large 16:9 format.

For example, video from clinical cameras such as the GEIS® General Examination Camera HD or a dental camera, can run side by side and appear as individual windows in the call.

Using the RoomVu function, video from a ceiling camera can also be brought into the clinical telehealth consultation, while having a webcam for closer face-to-face conversations.

Vision can record and securely store all video footage and screen shots to a local PC and/or electronic health record.

RoomVu by Visionflex

View the patient with a ceiling camera.

Remotely view and control IP- and USB-based pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) ceiling cameras for a clear view of the patient during a clinical telehealth examination to add context and detail.

Up to ten memorised camera locations can be saved – such as ‘patient head’, ‘patient feet’, ‘ECG screen’ – and accessed with the click of a mouse. In addition to being able to zoom in and out, participants can click anywhere on the screen to centre the view or zoom to an area.
RoomVu is available in a ‘Lite’ version that requires the camera to be connected to the host PC via a USB cable; or a ‘Professional’ version where the camera is set up over PoE or non-PoE and can be located anywhere in the world.

ExamVu by Visionflex

Vision becomes a powerful clinical tool.

Turn a face-to-face video consultation into a true clinical telehealth examination with ExamVu.

This function allows health professionals around the globe to remotely collaborate in a clinical examination and share and annotate a patient’s clinical data.
ExamVu supports medical devices to measure blood pressure, ECG, temperature, pulse oximetry, blood glucose, and weight, with the far-end doctors guiding the process and receiving real-time, on-screen patient results. Data can be saved in a patient database and later synchronised with electronic health record software in accordance with HL7 standards.

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Pictured: Stylised representation of TrueSteth by Visionflex and ExamVu by Visionflex
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Capture and share images from Vision screens.

Participants can capture an image of any participating screen with a single-click.
Images are stored in a shared library, which all participants can access for immediate and future reference. These images can be stored on the local PC.

TeleStrations by Visionflex

Collaborate and annotate images and documents.

In real time, video conference participants can annotate shared clinical images and PDF documents on screen for live discussion and collaboration. Text can be added at any time. These annotated files can be stored on the local PC for further reference. Collaboration between health professionals in a video conference is vital for the best possible patient outcomes.

TrueSteth by Visionflex

Crystal-clear stethoscope audio via video conference.

Video conference participants can listen to high-fidelity, diagnostic-quality stethoscope audio using TrueSteth’s revolutionary software, which transmits the audio without any loss of quality.

Additionally, TrueSteth allows participants at the far end of a video conference to remotely adjust the volume, gain, and filter settings (for heart, lung, and body sounds) of a digital stethoscope that is being used in a clinic anywhere in the world.

TrueSteth also features a display panel that provides a visual representation of the stethoscope’s audio feed, with the option of three adjustable viewing modes for heart, lung, and body sounds. The visual display’s clinical data can be recorded and shared or saved to an electronic health record system.
TrueSteth is also a valuable collaborative training tool for hospital registrars and medical students.

A range of digital stethoscopes can be used with TrueSteth including USB and 3.5mm microphone plug connections.

TrueSteth can run on Visionflex’s Vision telehealth-specific video conferencing platform and will also be available as a standalone app for PCs, Macs, tablets, and smartphones, allowing the revolutionary software to be used in conjunction with most other traditional video conferencing platforms.

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About Visionflex

Visionflex is a leader in telehealth technology. The company was formed in 2014 by two Australian engineers with the mission of making world-class healthcare available to everyone, everywhere.

From Antarctica to the Middle East, Europe, Asia, India, Canada, and the USA, Visionflex is helping to improve health outcomes around the globe.

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