If you’ve worked with us recently, you may have noticed that we now offer GoToMeeting computer conferencing service. We are really excited about this new service as it allows our client and medical illustrator to effectively reach the final draft stage much more quickly. GoToMeeting is an online conferencing service that allows up to 15 people in 15 different places to view the same computer screen in real time. Essentially, this means that lawyers, clients, experts, medical illustrators, etc, can all look at illustration drafts on the same screen, with the ability to use their own computer mouse to point to areas of revision, etc. This is ideal for discussing complex cases or reviewing exhibit drafts with experts from around the country in order to communicate comments more efficiently. We have also found it especially helpful in cases that involve films, as experts can point out specific areas of interest, anatomy, etc, on films, instead of a medical illustrator relying on a written or verbal description. While we have always worked closely with our clients to make sure all drafts are revised and approved before they are finalized, GoToMeeting allows our clients to do that much more quickly and directly.
We know that unfamiliar technology sometimes makes people uncomfortable, however GoToMeeting was specifically designed to be user friendly. If you’d like to try this out on your next case with us, here’s what to expect. Your medical illustrator will set up the meeting for you and anyone else you’d like to be included. You and all attendees will receive an email confirming the date and time of the meeting. The email will also contain a link which, when clicked, will take you directly to the meeting. The email will also provide a telephone number and a code that will allow you and all attendees to be on the same conference call during the meeting. As always, our staff is available to help you should you have any questions or problems with this process. We are so pleased to be able to offer this service to our clients and we hope you’ll find that it makes working with us even easier!