VBrick promotes training at Penn State

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine have turned to Vbrick to provide secure streaming of live and on-demand video for training medical students and staff.

Penn State College of Medicine instructs hundreds of students each year in surgical procedures. By installing VBrick’s IP video streaming technology, staff and lecturers can now access on-demand video of those procedures from any network-enabled computer across the campus and medical centre complex. These procedures are not only captured for viewing, but faculty members are able to edit the video and play it back to students, significantly extending student learning opportunities.

“Live surgical video has been a part of our curriculum for the past few years, but never before have our instructors been able to view the video, edit the content, and play back the most important aspects in the classroom,” explained Dr. Russ Scaduto, director of Education Technology at Penn State College of Medicine. “With VBrick, we are able to go well beyond ‘textbook education’ and provide the most innovative and effective learning opportunities to all of our students.”

VBrick’s video-over-IP solutions allow the college to stream video across any network without impacting the performance of other critical networked applications. The captured video is saved within the college’s newly formed video library, accessed through VBrick’s Enterprise Media Systems video portal. The portal provides select users with free access to the video library, while also protecting privacy under HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

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