Philips launches Collaboration Live powered by Reacts at RSNA 2020

Telemedicine and virtual care have become key tools in the advancement of healthcare accessibility, and more recently in the management of COVID-19 patients. Discover how Philips Collaboration Live tele-ultrasound solution is extending care teams to enhance patient and staff satisfaction, increase productivity and improve patient care.

Powered by the Reacts platform, Collaboration Live enables clinicians, sonographers and other ultrasound users to communicate and collaborate with colleagues or with Philips technical and clinical support teams directly through the EPIQ or Affiniti ultrasound systems.*

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* Release 6.0 or above

Improving Emergency Care in Peru Using Tele-ultrasound Education with Philips Lumify and Reacts

Improving Emergency Care in Peru Using Tele-ultrasound Education with Philips Lumify and Reacts

Watch the amazing work done by a group of physicians from Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, to help develop emergency medicine Point of Care Ultrasound champions in Peru. The video highlights their story and the key role that Lumify with Reacts plays in their important work.

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Release of the Virtual Care Task Force report: Recommendations from the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada

February 11th, 2020 - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) have released their joint recommendations for the enabling and expansion of virtual care implementations in Canada, in the form of a Virtual Care Task Force (VCTF) report, distilled from nearly a year’s worth of analysis. The report, Virtual care: Recommendations for scaling up virtual medical services, outlines 19 recommendations for creating a pan-Canadian approach to the virtualization of health services.

Dr. Yanick Beaulieu, CEO of Innovative Imaging Technologies, was one of three participating panelists at the VCTF report release event in Ottawa, along with Julie Drury, patient’s voice representative, and Dr. Ed Brown, CEO of the Ontario Telemedicine Network.

Here is a sampling of interviews regarding the VCTF report given by Dr. Beaulieu that same day:

Livestream recording of the Virtual Task Force panel

Tout un matin (FM 95,1) (French only)

Puisqu'il faut se lever (FM 98,5) (French only)

LCN : Le Québec matin (French only)

Le Soleil de Québec (French only)

Reacts Used at European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s Live Clinical Case Echocardiography Course in Brussels

The European Diploma in advanced critical care EchoCardiography (EDEC) is a curriculum in Echocardiography offered by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) to practitioners who have acquired a basic level of competence in critical care echocardiography (CCE) and would like to extend their competencies to an advanced level. As part of the requirements for completion of the EDEC curriculum, prior to taking the exam, candidates for EDEC certification must participate in a minimum of 40 hours of advanced courses.

On January 28th 2020, an advanced course in echocardiography from the EDEC curriculum took place at the ESICM’s training center in Brussels, Belgium. During the course Reacts was used to stream live sessions from 3 ICU’s from Europe and Australia: Dr. Martin Balik was in his ICU at General University Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic, Dr. Philippe Vignon was in his ICU at CHU Limoges, France, and Dr. Anthony McLean was in his in ICU at Nepean Hospital, in Kingswood, Australia. During each of these sessions, the remote experts used Reacts to stream live transesophageal (TEE) and transthoracic (TTE) echo exams as well as video feeds from bedside monitors and respirators. Each remote expert was able to present and discuss clinical aspects of bedside echocardiography, including cardiorespiratory interactions. The unique interactive character of the presentations with experts performing live bedside echocardiography exams via Reacts from various locations around the world was greatly appreciated by the participants.

Developed by the ESICM’s Division of Professional Development, the EDEC Advanced Course on Echocardiography is designed for intensivists who have achieved a basic level of education and training in the use of echocardiography in an intensive care setting and would like to obtain an advanced knowledge and certification of their competency. Completion of EDEC training and competency-based testing designates that the intensivist is competent in advanced critical care echocardiography.

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Bringing ultrasound to the bedside in Rwanda

In Rwanda a unique ultrasound training program led by non-profit organization PURE (Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Resource-limited Environments) paired residents with emergency medicine physicians based all over the world who could act as remote mentors.

To facilitate this mentorship program, in 2018 PURE teamed up with health technology company Philips with the idea of using Philips integrated tele-ultrasound solution, Lumify with Reacts — a platform that allows for real-time remote consultation between mentors and mentees.

In this video, final year resident Dr. Vincent Ndebwanimana and Philadelphia-based mentor Dr. Trish Henwood, who co-founded PURE, demonstrate how the platform works.

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Reacts at the 2019 Technology & the Future of Health Care Conference

May ushered in the 2019 edition of the Hamilton Health Innovation Week, a showcase for innovators and practitioners pushing the boundaries of health care, turning great ideas into practical real-world solutions that improve patient health, simplify care delivery, and bend the cost curve. A central event marking the week was the very first Technology & the Future of Health Care Conference, co-chaired by Dr. Richard Tytus and Dr. Dennis DiValentino.

The conference was designed for forward-thinking front-line health care providers who recognize the requirement to integrate technology into their practice, to provide them with a forum within which to define and understand digital health, obtain relevant information to guide their delivery of health care, and to identify health care challenges with digital solutions. Innovative Imaging Technologies was proud to participate in the conference and support Dr. Tytus and Dr. DiValentino’s efforts to increase access to health care for marginalized patients through the use of the Reacts platform.

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Wound Care Teleassistance Using Reacts: Virtual Clinics Serving Patients

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The Telewound Care service developed by the Telehealth Coordination Centre, CIUSSS de l’Estrie — CHUS (Quebec, Canada) enables expert nurses to support, through virtual clinics, resource nurses at each of its facilities facing complex wound issues. This program enables patients to quickly get specialized wound care in their area, helps avoid complications and emergency visits, and cuts down on travel costs and time.

Since 2015, the Reacts collaborative platform’s support of their Telewound Care program has provided a versatile solution to increase the accessibility of wound care expertise, while meeting all safety and performance criteria.

A total of 64 facilities have access to virtual clinics specializing in wound care, spread across the 14 local health networks of 3 health institutions within the RUIS from the Université de Sherbrooke’s territory. Reacts’ innovative features, including the option of using the app in offline mode, enabled increase access to the TASP service, both in a clinical setting and at the patient's home. Moreover, nurses have access to real-time coaching from a wound care expert. This coaching helps leverage the application of wound care prescription rights by reducing the feeling of professional isolation among nurses, who would need to validate certain clinical elements before making a prescription. This timely support cuts down on the time a nurse needs to implement an appropriate treatment plan for the patient’s clinical situation, thereby improving his or her healing.

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Reacts Used during Montreal’s « 2018 Code Orange » Simulation

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A Code Orange simulation took place in Montreal on October 18th 2018. “Code Orange” is the name given to a situation in which, following a catastrophic event, a large number of casualties are being transported to a hospital center in a very short period of time.

The simulation involved the massive arrival of 23 severely injured patients in the emergency room (ER) of Sacré-Coeur Hospital (CIUSSS du Nord de l’Île) following a (simulated) terrorist attack in downtown Montreal.

Action happening in the emergency room and in the hospital blood bank was broadcasted live, using Reacts, to an audience in the hospital auditorium as well as to the leadership team in the coordinating command center established in the hospital boardroom.

Details about the unfolding Code Orange simulation were provided by an ED physician to a crowd of medical and non-medical professionals. They were gathered in the hospital auditorium to learn about the protocols and emergency measures being deployed live in front of their eyes. Blood bank personnel were on alert as multiple "massive transfusion protocols" were activated simultaneously. Action happening in the blood bank was also broadcasted live in the auditorium.

A total of 8 live video feeds were broadcasted to the audience using Reacts (5 from the ER and 3 from the blood bank).

Actors and simulators were used in the various trauma scenarios to bring a high degree of realism to the various simulated injuries. Logistics were coordinated live from the hospital boardroom by the CIUSSS du Nord de l’Île’s leadership team.

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Report on Reacts on TVA’s Salut Bonjour

Listen to journalist Mathieu Roy’s report on Reacts, as aired on TVA’s Salut Bonjour on Wednesday, Sept. 26th 2018.


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Remote ultrasound training in Haiti using Reacts and Philips Lumify

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A team of physician and sonographers from the Atria Connect organization recently kicked off a 4-month point of care ultrasound (POCUS) training program for physicians in Gros Morne, Haiti, using the Philips Lumify device, including remote training using Lumify with Reacts.

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