Konica Minolta Business Innovation Center (BIC), a division of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), announced today the launch of a telemedicine pilot. Konica Minolta has served healthcare providers for over 30 years with quality diagnostic imaging, healthcare IT, and office automation.
Telemedicine is transforming the healthcare industry by expanding traditional communication methods and interactions. For patients, getting expert medical advice used to require a visit to the doctor’s office. Now, it only requires a smart device and Internet connection. Telemedicine offers an opportunity for improved access to expert providers and significant cost reductions. BCG research shows patient monitoring mechanisms help patients suffering from chronic diseases save on average more than 75% on their yearly health costs. Telemedicine further enables providers to efficiently expand care and improve outcomes through improved connectivity and consistency.
The BIC pilot utilizes SnapMD‘s award-winning telemedicine platform recognized by CIO Magazine, Becker’s Hospital Review, and MarketResearch.com. With industry-leading security, this product provides seamless connectivity, flexible integrations, and improved efficiency. Communication features, including file and multi-screen share, allow increased collaboration between patients and teams of providers.
The BIC’s exploration of telemedicine solutions is based on input provided by the BIC’s Healthcare Advisory Council (HAC), composed of 12 distinguished industry leaders.
“The Business Innovation Center’s telemedicine pilot harnesses an award-winning platform to expand quality healthcare solutions that providers expect from Konica Minolta. Our customer Healthcare Advisory Council provided essential feedback on our opportunity to make a valuable impact in this game-changing industry,” says Ekta Sahasi, VP of Konica Minolta Business Innovation Center in North America.
For more information and to request a demo visit: bichealthinnovation.com