Look and listen around you: life is happening right here, right now. Interactions are happening right here, right now. The world moves in real-time. Of course it does! But can the same be said for healthcare? For all aspects of healthcare?
We believe that healthcare technology needs to mirror the needs of our fast-changing society. And that means, moving in real-time, too. In our everyday lives, connecting with people via a variety of different media has become second nature. We don’t think twice about using text, voice and video communications to keep in touch with our growing networks – wherever we are and wherever they are.
Yet in some healthcare scenarios, especially at the point-of-care, collaborating and sharing insights here and now is not so simple. Think of the doctor using portable ultrasound to scan patients in a small, rural healthcare center, the midwife visiting expectant mothers in remote areas, the emergency workers rushing patients to the ER or the professor passing on insights to the next generation of medical professionals from a different site. Until recently, sharing live updates during a bedside ultrasound exam was a distant vision for these – and many other – POCUS users.