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The University of Louisville Uses BlueJeans to Welcome Students into the Operating Room

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How do you encourage middle and high school students to consider a career in medicine? According to staff members from the School of Medicine at the University of Louisville (UofL) in Kentucky, all you need to do is live stream open heart surgery to their classrooms. The UofL has been engaging students in Louisville in this way since 2011 via its Pulse of Surgery program. And it recently deployed BlueJeans to enable students in rural areas to participate too.

This year, the UofL’s healthcare providers have also relied on BlueJeans to deliver convenient, secure telehealth consultations in lockdown.


  • The School of Medicine wanted to use video conferencing to enable students in rural Kentucky and other states to participate in its Pulse of Surgery program, and to expand the program to include Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) students during COVID-19 lockdowns.
  • The UofL’s medical practitioners also needed a secure and efficient way to deliver care remotely in lockdown.


  • Surgeons adopted BlueJeans to live stream open heart surgery to students who were unable to travel to Louisville.
  • Healthcare providers across five hospitals and more than 250 clinics rolled out telehealth using BlueJeans Meetings.


  • Students all over America can now use BlueJeans to view open heart surgery in high-definition video and ask surgeons questions through immersive Dolby audio.
  • Clinicians can offer easy-to-access, any-device telehealth consultations via BlueJeans Meetings, while protecting patient privacy and data with enterprise-grade security controls that comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPAA).

You can also watch the webinar on how the University of Louisville has embraced telehealth to livestream heart surgery for students and aspiring doctors across the state of Kentucky.


Louisville, KY