Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

Infrastructure

Over the last 5 years the SCTT has helped shape the future of video conferencing within NHS Scotland. Providing project management, technical support and strategic advice, the SCTT has worked with National Services Scotland, the North of Scotland Planning Group and Boards to develop and implement video conferencing standards. This has enabled:

tablet and phone access

  • The ability to make video calls using IP between all 22 NHS boards. This provides a more reliable connection and higher bandwidth providing high-definition calls.
  • Video devices registered with a central management system to allow for remote management and fault resolution. This gives support staff the ability to quickly resolve problems.
  • Using the management tool, systems are automatically populated with directories so contact information is easy to find.
  • Desktop video conferencing. Using a PC, Mac or iPad, it is now possible to dial to and from NHS video conferencing systems from both the office and from the internet.
  • Outbound dialling. Currently being rolled out, this feature allows both room-based and desktop video conferencing systems the ability to dial out to systems reachable via the internet. For interaction with patient, this could be in their home.

 

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