April 2007

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A tie-up to boost the flow of telemedicine

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Telemedicine Center has selected Spacenet Inc. – a leading provider of high-performance satellite and hybrid terrestrial networking solutions for corporates, governments and home/small office customers in the United States and worldwide- to provide satellite network services for its new mobile telemedicine clinic.

The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences offers programs in osteopathic medicine, biomedical sciences and forensic sciences. The OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top medical schools in the US for the past six years. The OSU Center for Health Sciences, its College of Osteopathic Medicine and affiliated teaching hospital support is one of the largest statewide tel medicine programs of the USA. OSU Telemedicine Center is using Spacenet's satellite network services with Cisco technology to sport its mobile medical facility.

Spacenet's advanced Connexstar satellite services with autoacquisition antenna technology can provide the ability to rapidly deploy communications solutions virtually anywhere in the United States, and serve as an ideal solution for emergency response. Connexstar services deliver high-performance satellite communications offered in fulltime and part-time usage based packages. OSU Telemedicine is utilizing Spacenet's on-demand satellite services to support its data communications and Voice over IP (VoIP). for the mobile telemedicine clinic.

Network Operations Manager for OSU's Telemedicine Center, Jon Barnaby said, “The OSU Mobile Telemedicine Clinic will provide a valuable service for the state of Oklahoma by offering access to specialty medical services throughout the region with an emphasis on rural areas. The use of Spacenet's satellite services provides the flexibility and reliability that we need; to support the advanced communication requirements of a mobile telemedicine clinic. In addition, with the medical vehicle being on the road on a scheduled basis, Spacenet's part-time satellite services are an ideal choice for us, providing a cost-effective way to meet our real-time data communications needs.” Spacenet President and COO Glenn Katz said, “Spacenet has applied its 25 years of experience in supporting mission- critical public and private sector networks to delivering advanced solutions for go-anywhere communications services. Our on-demand services, combined with transportable autoacquire antenna solutions make a perfect fit for the needs of users such as telemedicine, emergency response or first responder organizations.”  

Intel's endeavour in Mobile Clinical care

Intel's new mobile healthcare platform is designed specifically for clinicians. Intel has helped to pioneer a new solution to address the myriad challenges that healthcare professionals regularly face in dealing with patient histories and communications. Designed specifically for clinicians at the front lines of patient care, an exciting mobile point-ofcare platform called the mobile clinical assistant (MCA) facilitates overworked medical staff in performing a vast array of important tasks. The MCA can help reduce medication, dispensing errors and ease staff workloads so that clinicians can spend more time taking care of the patient, by providing up-to-date access to patient information where it's most crucial

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