Update: Screen Sharing

screen sharing in healthcare

Checking the contents of a co-workers screen remotely or checking the changing data on a patient monitor is now easier than ever.

You can now share your screen real-time, using the Alterdesk messenger. We’d love to tell you more about this!

How does it work?

You can share your screen using the native desktop clients of the Alterdesk messenger. If you have not installed it yet, you can do so by clicking the following links:

When you start a video call using this version of the messenger, you will see the option to change the size of your contacts’ video imagery at the top of your screen. At the right of these options you can see a small icon with two overlapping rectangles: click this to share your screen. When you click it, the following screen is opened:

select screen for screen sharing

Here you can see all screens that are currently available for sharing. Select one by clicking on it.

At the bottom left of your own messenger screen you will now see the screen you have shared. Other participants in the video call will see your shared screen next to the other video imagery – for example, in the image below the patient monitor is shared next to the camera footage of two contacts.

screen sharing healthcare

Possible applications

When it comes to healthcare, there are multiple applications of screen sharing:

  • Doctors can check the patient monitor remotely (as shown above);
  • Digital x-rays can easily be discussed;
  • Help co-workers or patients by walking them through digital processes;
  • Share Powerpoint presentations for handing out instructions remotely.

How can screen sharing be used at your organization? Feel free to share it in the comments!