Healthcare facilities—whether they’re practice offices, urgent care centers, or hospitals—are often viewed only through the lens of patient-healthcare provider interactions. But they’re also workplaces where non-patient meetings occur, including:
- Care team meetings
- Staff presentations
- Professional education programs
- Public health education presentations
Ensuring that a room is ready for the type of meeting taking place there has often posed challenges. Staff may have to deal with wiring and cables, dedicated software, specialized hardware, and more to make sure that meeting organizers, presenters, and participants have access to the tools they need.
The Intel Unite® solution is an open collaboration platform that reduces both technological frustrations and the time spent on setting up rooms for any kind of presentation or team interaction. The solution is designed for ease of use, as it doesn’t require any cables, adapters, or dongles and is device agnostic.
If the Intel Unite app is already installed on their device, all meeting participants need to do once they’re in the meeting room is simply launch the app and enter the six-digit PIN to connect or, with Ultrasonic Join, connect automatically.
Use the Tools You Want with Unite
The norm thus far for conducting meetings and presentations has meant installing different types of tools and connecting a variety of devices, which isn’t a very streamlined solution—nor does it allow for changes on the fly. Whether you’re prepping for a presentation or going into a team meeting, you often need to decide whether to use a personal laptop or phone and whether you need to get on a computer that acts as the room’s control hub. You may need to bring the right connecting cables with you. If you have specific apps or devices of your own that you want to use to share content, can you do it easily—or at all?
By eliminating the need for a computer that remains in the room to act as a dedicated collaboration tool control center, the Intel Unite solution allows for far more flexible spaces and also fewer shared surfaces, which helps reduce the transmission of infectious or allergenic particles.
What if you decide, while the meeting is in progress, that you’d like to add digital whiteboarding via a touchscreen in the room? You can add it effortlessly. Is the current room the wrong size for your audience? You can quickly move to a new one that’s equipped with an Intel Unite solution hub. Need to add presenters or consult with partners at the last minute? The Intel Unite solution easily allows for anyone in the session to be a presenter, and each session can support as many as 12 simultaneous presenters.
A Scalable and Customizable Solution
The Intel Unite solution doesn’t just help session participants be more productive, more mobile, and more engaged using common tools like Zoom, Teams, touchscreens, cameras, and the like—it also provides an easy-to-use, easy-to-customize solution for healthcare operations of any size.
Because of its open architecture, the Intel Unite solution is highly flexible, adaptable, and customizable. Using the publicly available SDK, developers can create apps that expand the software’s capabilities to address their organization’s specific needs.
The SDK has led to such room configuration refinements as the ability for sensors to detect someone entering a space and activating lighting automatically, as well as automatically dimming the lights when a presenter begins speaking. You can also use the SDK to create an app that configures existing custom or specialized software your company uses to work with the Intel Unite solution.
The Intel Unite solution also was designed to scale to fit your healthcare facility’s needs in a wide range of collaboration settings. Features such as single-point manageability and integration with active directory make it easy to expand from one room to thousands, so you can start small and phase in the Intel Unite solution as your needs and budget require.
With a consistent user interface, the Intel Unite solution is easy to learn and operate, making the job of configuring rooms simpler and faster. No one needs to read the instructions for every different kind of technology or every different user experience they want to employ. People can simply walk into a meeting with any smart phone, tablet, laptop, or mobile device running on any operation system, including Windows, iOS, Android, macOS, and Linux, and instantly open the Intel Unite application.
If you’re looking for a simple-to-use collaboration solution that offers numerous ways to customize your healthcare meeting rooms, the Intel Unite solution could be the application you need.