In this new series, Chodor, Sime, and four other guests discussed the next best to face-to-face — WebRTC. Real-Time Communications is the final step in making video communication as real as in-person conversations with no latency issues. WebRTC also opens doors for effective and authentic communication.
Guests spoke about how WebRTC is opening up the potential for contextual, real-time communication and data transfer in a number of use cases, like financial services, technology, healthcare, etc.
Sime specifically discussed how webRTC is revolutionizing the medical services space.
Chodor explored this telehealth scenario:
- Your child wakes up at midnight with a high fever
- Parent calls the doctor
- Dr has the webRTC ability to remotely “see” the child and even take vitals via a mobile application
- Dr can semi-diagnose a child and determine whether it is really necessary to bring the child to ER.
Telehealth offers many benefits for both patients and providers like higher quality patient care, easier follow-up appointments which lead to reduced hospital readmission rates, improved quality of life for patients, access to quality providers for remote patients, and reduced healthcare costs … just to name a few.
To listen to the session replay, click here.