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CHALLENGE

Haiti hospital staff needed to consult face-to-face with medical experts around the world to help victims of the devastating 2010 earthquake and ongoing aftermath. They also needed a way to quickly and securely transmit critical medical documents for review.

NEWCOM SOLUTION

Secure, high-speed Internet access via satellite, along with advanced video conferencing solution to facilitate real-time, interactive collaboration between world’s top medical experts and patients/staff at Haiti hospital.

SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS

Equipment (donated by iDirect) VideoMeetings™, SecureSat, Internet access, engineering design, ongoing technical support

RESULT

Haiti hospital staff call the communications technology “revolutionary” and “life-saving.” Real-time interactive patient consultations are now taking place, along with nurse training classes using the interactive VideoMeetings ™service.-Critical patient scans and other medical tests are being transmitted to doctors-globally within minutes via secure, high-speed Internet.