BT Conferencing selected for U.S. department of veterans affairs technology upgrade


BT Conferencing, a unit of BT Group, announced that it has been selected
by Harris Corporation to offer conferencing services and other technologies as
part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program to upgrade its
information technology systems.


The VA’s Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) contract covers
services that will streamline and modernize VA operations, including patient
care delivery at more than 150 VA hospitals. Harris, a leader in federal
healthcare IT integration, is one of only 15 companies selected to compete for
up to $12 billion in business under this program.


“BT Conferencing has a long history of serving the conferencing and
collaboration needs of the VA. We look forward to continuing to deliver our
innovative solutions and expert support as the VA upgrades its communications
and IT infrastructure,” said Chris Donohue, general manager, Americas, BT Conferencing.

“Our inclusion in this project gives the VA an opportunity to enjoy all
the cost and efficiency benefits today’s conferencing and collaboration
solutions offer, and it gives BT Conferencing the opportunity to play a role in
delivery of quality care and benefits for our veterans,” Donohue added.


The VA will be able to choose from a range of BT Conferencing
collaboration services, including audio conferencing, web conferencing and a
variety of video conferencing offers ranging from desktop to immersive
telepresence systems.


The use of the latest conferencing technologies, supported by BT’s
enterprise video management and technical expertise, can help the VA share
information more quickly and efficiently, leading to improved patient care,
higher productivity, and lower costs.


The VA will also have access to BT Conferencing’s tools for tracking
travel cost savings and carbon emissions reductions that result from its use of
video conferencing.


“BT Conferencing’s leadership in creating and managing large-scale
video conferencing installations, and their ability to provide user-friendly
scheduling and video conference control from mobile devices like iPhones and
iPads, were important factors in our decision to collaborate with them in
delivering on the VA’s T4 project. With BT Conferencing and other providers,
we’ll deliver the products and services needed to help the VA achieve top
clinical, operational, and financial performance,” said Jim Traficant,
president, Harris Healthcare Solutions.


BT Conferencing recently launched BT Engage Meeting Mobile, the first video conference app of its kind for the
iPhone, iPad, Android OS phone and tablet devices.


The new app from BT is a powerful schedule and automation tool that
makes video conference calling easier than ever before.  It allows the
host to control their video conference equipment, quickly launch a meeting, end
a meeting and extend a meeting time using a mobile device.  It is
compatible with all the major video conferencing manufacturers including Cisco,
LifeSize, Polycom and TANDBERG.


 By Team

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