UC in Healthcare On the Rise

Healthcare organizations can reduce costs and improve patient care by leveraging vertically focused UC solutions

At last week’s HIMSS conference, both privately held Avaya and Cisco launched new healthcare-focused UC products to improve patient care, hospital operations, and expand the use of video conferencing for telemedicine. UC adoption in healthcare has lagged behind the overall market, with only 27% of healthcare organizations deploying versus 47% of all industries. But UC offers significant advantages to a vertical where reducing transaction times and speeding access to information has benefits beyond saving money: Healthcare organizations can reduce costs and improve patient care by leveraging vertically focused UC solutions. Healthcare firms that aggressively deploy UC can realize a competitive advantage over those that do not.

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