MADISON, Wis. — March 09, 2016 — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted global leader for video creation and management solutions, today announced that Marshfield Clinic has recorded more than 1,200 educational and training videos with Mediasite for practicing and retired physicians, staff and allied health providers.
The Marshfield, Wis.-based clinic’s videos have been viewed 60,000 times via a secure internal online video portal, including:
- Grand rounds: Physicians conduct weekly grand rounds videos that are webcast live to all staff and are also available on-demand. The Grand Rounds program provides opportunities for physicians to share successes and challenges, highlight important research and answer questions from colleagues and staff.
- Professional development: Physicians and visiting professors give lectures to keep clinic physicians and staff up-to-date on the latest medical news. Those presentations, as well as PowerPoint slides and any supporting materials, are captured, shared and available for review on-demand.
- Staff training: Hundreds of staff members attend Marshfield Clinic managers meetings but space is limited in the auditorium. Some managers attend in person while others watch live via Mediasite. Viewership is tracked with Mediasite’s analytics.
- Continuing medical education: Some Mediasite videos are open to the public since retired physicians want continuing medical education credits to keep licenses current.
“Mediasite is brutally easy for the audience and for those of us who do the behind-the-scenes editing and cataloguing. And the videos look good. It’s the best quality available,” said Richard Kenitzer, Televideo team lead at Marshfield Clinic. “Before Mediasite we took a lot of time to do this kind of recording. Now it’s recorded and instantly shared. Mediasite has certainly been a time and cost saver. Having the ability to record once and share many times saves people from doing presentations over and over again.”
“Hundreds of medical organizations like Marshfield Clinic rely on Mediasite to be at the heart of their education and training initiatives because it enables them to deliver highly technical information easily,” said Gary Weis, CEO of Sonic Foundry. “Video adds an important dimension when dealing with complex information and sophisticated training, and allows for better information retention and performance. It’s inspiring to work with Marshfield Clinic to keep its staff up to date in this ever-changing medical world.”
Trusted by educational and health care institutions, corporations and government entities, the patented Mediasite video content management and webcasting system quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand streaming videos and rich media.
About Marshfield Clinic
The Marshfield Clinic system, which observes its 100th anniversary this year, provides patient care, research and education with more than 50 locations in northern, central and western Wisconsin, making it one of the largest comprehensive medical systems in the United States.
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