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Polycom® RealPresence® Video Solutions Help Saint Vincent Health System Treat 65 Stroke Victims, Reduce Rehospitalizations,



  Polycom® RealPresence® Video Solutions Help Saint Vincent Health System
  Treat 65 Stroke Victims, Reduce Rehospitalizations, and Hear Heartbeats from
  Hundreds of Miles Away

  * Telehealth deployment delivers 100% ROI for prevention and wellness
    program within 60 days; video collaboration enhancing cardiac, oncology,
    stroke and bariatric treatments
  * Cutting-edge innovation includes Bluetooth electronic stethoscopes that
    allow clinicians to listen to lung and heart sounds from hundreds of miles
    away

Business Wire

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- May 22, 2012

Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open, standards-based
unified communications (UC), today announced that Saint Vincent Health System
has built a telehealth network with Polycom® RealPresence® video solutions
that makes healthcare more accessible by visually connecting healthcare
professionals and patients in virtual environments across 26 facilities in
Pennsylvania. The issue of location is eliminated: using video rather than
traveling, doctors can see more patients, and patients receive high-quality
care with access to the expertise of the best specialists, no matter where
they practice.

Neurologists demonstrate how they help treat stroke victims at the Saint
Vincent Health Center emerg ...

Neurologists demonstrate how they help treat stroke victims at the Saint
Vincent Health Center emergency department in Erie, Pa., using Polycom(R)
RealPresence(R) video (Photo: Business Wire)

100% return on investment within two months

Saint Vincent’s telehealth services include providing nationally recognized
cardiology and oncology services to patients in rural areas; collaborative
telestroke care; and virtual, remote-patient rounds conducted by
multidisciplinary teams of specialists. Polycom RealPresence video also
supports a bariatric wellness program that educates and treats patients
suffering from obesity. The program achieved a 100% return on investment
within two months by expanding the reach of Saint Vincent’s bariatric
services.

Connecting rural patients with urban specialists

Saint Vincent’s telehealth program began with a regional telemedicine network
that used Polycom video to connect understaffed rural hospitals with remote
specialists who consult and assist primary care physicians with evaluations
and treatment recommendations.

“Rural medicine is such a challenge due to the distances that must be covered
and limited resources,” said Philip Wolford, coordinator of Saint Vincent’s
regional telemedicine network. “Our tele-cardiology program is a great example
of how Polycom video collaboration helps us overcome that challenge and has
literally changed the way we practice medicine. It is patient-centered care in
the purest form. By reducing rehospitalizations, our program is driving costs
down for patients and other payers.”

Assessing a heartbeat from hundreds of miles away

Saint Vincent’s innovative telehealth solutions include Bluetooth electronic
stethoscopes that allow clinicians to listen to lung and heart sounds from
hundreds of miles away.

Saint Vincent is also using Polycom Video Content Management solutions to
increase multidisciplinary collaboration as another means to improve patient
treatment. “Teams of doctors collaborate remotely on grand rounds, exchanging
observations, recommendations, and patient information to improve and
accelerate patient care,” explained Wolford. These grand rounds are recorded,
archived and published for staffers to view later on-demand as part of their
continuing medical education.

Saint Vincent also facilitates a weekly tumor board conference using Polycom
video. Oncologists with a variety of specialties from remote locations review
malignant tumors, using Polycom’s high-definition content sharing
capabilities. They work together to determine the best course of treatment,
giving patients the benefit of having an entire team of experts examining
their medical records.

Saint Vincent successfully treated 65 stroke victims in four months

The Saint Vincent telestroke program was implemented in 2011. This program
enables Saint Vincent physicians to immediately consult with on-call
neurologists at a renowned nonprofit medical center and allows stroke
patients’ CT scans to be shared across the telehealth network, giving Saint
Vincent patients access to some of the best stroke care in the world. Within
four months of launching telestroke, Saint Vincent successfully treated 65
stroke patients. That success led to an expansion of the program, which will
include six facilities by the end of 2012.

Delivering patient-centered innovation for a fast-changing healthcare industry

Healthcare organizations around the world, like Saint Vincent, are turning to
Polycom video collaboration solutions to transform how they learn, teach and
deliver care. Polycom solutions eliminate the distances between patients and
caregivers, between physicians and educators, and between medical facilities.
Eight of the top 10 hospitals and all of the top 12 pharmaceutical companies
worldwide are Polycom customers, using Polycom technology to reduce patient
evaluation times, treat patients remotely, improve medical education, enhance
caregiver productivity and quality of life, streamline hospital operations,
reduce costs, and ultimately save lives.

About Polycom

Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications
(UC) solutions for telepresence, video, and voice powered by the Polycom^®
RealPresence^® Platform. The RealPresence Platform interoperates with the
broadest range of business, mobile, and social applications and devices. More
than 400,000 organizations trust Polycom solutions to collaborate and meet
face to face from any location for more productive and effective engagement
with colleagues, partners, customers, specialists, and prospects. Polycom,
together with its broad partner ecosystem, provides customers with the best
total cost of ownership, interoperability, scalability, and security for video
collaboration, whether on-premises, hosted, or cloud delivered. Visit
www.polycom.com or connect with Polycom on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

© 2012 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom “Triangles”
logo, and the names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are
trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or
common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other
trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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Contact:

Polycom, Inc.
Brianna Woon, +1-408-586-4072
brianna.woon@polycom.com
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