Improving Healthcare Information Exchange Through 3-D Virtual Meetings
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC--(Marketwire - June 8, 2010) - VenueGen (www.venuegen.com), provider of 3-D virtual meeting platform for meetings, training, and events, has announced a partnership to provide its platform to Health Level Seven International ("HL7"), a leading organization that represents more than 90% of the information systems vendors serving healthcare. HL7 will use the platform for internal meetings, training and collaboration with its members. HL7 works with members to provide a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information. HL7's 2,300+ members include approximately 500 corporate members who represent more than 90% of the information systems vendors serving healthcare.
VenueGen runs in a browser and requires no enterprise installation, so HL7 will be able to conduct virtual meetings immediately. Unlike web and video conferencing tools that focus on screen sharing or shared content, VenueGen creates an immersive shared experience that is much more engaging, personal and productive. Meeting attendees talk using Voice over IP (VoIP) or a dial-in line, share content, and look directly at each other in 3D during meetings, making it seem like they are physically at a meeting. The VenueGen platform includes a number of powerful innovations such as high fidelity photo-created avatars and directional sound, but its most powerful breakthrough may be its ease-of use, where users learn it in under 10 minutes.
"HL7 provides events, conference calls, educational summits, training, certification events, e-learning, and workgroup meetings. We are continually striving to improve the information delivery to our constituents for all of these forums. The healthcare informatics market is rapidly changing, and the need to provide interoperability and standards is greater than ever," stated Constance Johnson, PhD, RN, Director HL7. "Today, information services vendors, providers, payers, and deliverers of healthcare services are inundated with information exchange. We continually work to improve that, and have been a pioneer in using e-learning technologies for information dissemination, meetings, and training.
"After working in virtual environments over the past three years, I truly believe that VenueGen has the product we need to deliver value to our internal and external members. VenueGen has taken the most salient concepts required for an immersive 3D virtual meeting experience and brought them into an easy to use, engaging product. After seeing people struggle with Second Life and other platforms, we look forward to implementing VenueGen."
According to David Gardner, CEO VenueGen, "We have consistently heard from customers and industry groups, that our platform is the most productive, businesslike, and immersive. We are thrilled to provide HL7 with a platform that can not only transform their internal meetings, but all of the external meeting, training, and learning opportunities for their members. With our recent launch of positional Voice over IP, content sharing, interactive chat, and small and large 3-D form rooms, customers are seeing productivity gains they cannot achieve using audio, Web, or video conferencing. Customers are using VenueGen as a virtual collaboration tool to improve professional collaboration, and speed decision-making, so that meetings are productive and turn into actionable results."
With unlimited 3D meetings starting as low as $90 per month, there are hundreds of applications for VenueGen. Interested companies can contact email@example.com. For more information on VenueGen, or to sign up for a free trial, please visit http://www.venuegen.com.
VenueGen is a browser-based 3D immersive Internet meeting platform where business colleagues meet, collaborate, share and present information in board rooms, training rooms, and meeting halls. Users simply select a meeting room, upload their content, and instantly enter a virtual room with directional voice where they can hear colleagues around the room! Engaged, active and immersed attendees communicate, make decisions, learn faster, and are more productive than with online alternatives. No more boring conference calls, no more travel, and no more expensive, complex video conference systems. VenueGen is "Business Ready." VenueGen is based in Research Triangle Park, NC. To view a VenueGen demo or create a free account, please visit http://www.venuegen.com.
Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven International is the global authority for healthcare Information interoperability and standards with affiliates established in more than 30countries. HL7 is a non-profit, ANSI accredited standards development organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7's more than 2,300 members represent approximately 500 corporate members, which include more than 90 percent of the information systems vendors serving healthcare. HL7 collaborates with other standards developers and provider, payer, philanthropic and government agencies at the highest levels to ensure the development of comprehensive and reliable standards and successful interoperability efforts.
Xenia von Wedel
Terpin Communications for VenueGen