FOSTER CITY , Calif., April 6, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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
About Konica Minolta Business Innovation Center
Business Innovation Center (BIC) aims to transform Konica Minolta's core business by harnessing innovative technologies to expand into new markets. The BIC drives corporate innovation by managing the entire lifecycle of new business development, from ideation to actual business realization. Partnerships with startups, research institutes, accelerators and incubators, venture investment firms, and thought-leaders help the BIC identify future trends and incorporate disruptive technologies into a growing portfolio of solutions. One of 5 BICs worldwide, the Silicon Valley BIC focuses on healthcare, next generation enterprise solutions, workplace of the future, robotics, and connected intelligent ecosystems (IoT).
For more information on the BIC, visit bic.konicaminolta.us, and follow us on Twitter @km_bic and LinkedIn.
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers' speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for nine consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for four years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.countonkonicaminolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @konicaminoltaus.
Celeste Henkelmann, Strategic Marketing Manager
Konica Minolta Business Innovation Center
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