July 20, 1995
NYNEX CONTACT: Media Relations,
NYNEX Telemedicine Solutions -- Just What the Doctor Ordered; NYNEX Teams Up with
Healthcare Industry to Improve Patient Care
NEW YORK CITY -- Signaling its support for cost effective
healthcare, NYNEX today announced it is forming alliances with leading medical
experts and vendors to offer NYNEX Telemedicine Solutions.
NYNEX Telemedicine Solutions combine telecommunications services
with medical applications to provide improved patient care at lower costs.
The NYNEX communications network is the backbone to NYNEX
Telemedicine Solutions, which feature a portfolio of products and services
provided by healthcare vendors including:
-- Teleradiology/Telepathology/Telecardiology - Enables transmission of
medical images from the site of the medical exam to a physician at a
-- Video Consultation - Provides videoconferencing capability either
between medical professionals, or between medical professionals and their
-- Remote Patient Monitoring - Transmits patient information, such as vital
signs, using monitoring devices installed at the patients home or the
-- Continuing Medical Education - Delivers approved medical course material
over the NYNEX network to medical practitioners who cannot conveniently
-- Outcomes Analysis - Determines the effectiveness of clinical practices
in the delivery of healthcare by managed care firms, pharmaceutical
companies and research institutions.
-- Intelligent Healthcare Console - Provides an integrated communications
system for hospitals including on-line patient information and a
centralized paging and answering service for physicians.
NYNEX is working closely with medical professionals and vendors
to create and implement innovative healthcare solutions. Additional
vendors and solutions will be added as the company identifies the specific
needs of healthcare customers.
In addition to providing access to state-of-the-art medical
applications, NYNEX Telemedicine Solutions will help healthcare providers
cut costs by improving efficiencies and comunications between medical
institutions and greatly reducing paperwork.
Healthcare professionals are under mounting pressure to provide
patients with advanced medical treatment while holding the line on costs,
said Howard Reis, NYNEX director of healthcare market development. Todays
announcement signals our commitment to help them do just that.
Reis said that NYNEX Telemedicine Solutions will enhance the
communications services the company already offers.
NYNEX has provided early and ongoing support of our telemedicine
program, said John Patterson, acting chief information officer of New
England Medical Center. Were currently using NYNEX ISDN facilities in
conjunction with videoconferencing equipment in areas such as cardiology,
radiology, psychiatry and home healthcare.
New England Medical Center was one of four leading Boston
hospitals that participated with NYNEX in a recent three-year trial of
advanced medical applications.
We learned from our experience in Boston that understanding and
responding to the needs of the healthcare community is key to creating and
implementing medical solutions that benefit the hospital, the medical
staff and the patient, said Reis.
Earlier this year NYNEX linked the SUNY Health Science Center in
Syracuse, NY, with Wilson Hospital in Binghamton, NY, to allow
neuropathologists to consult via videoconferencing during an actual
operation. In addition, SUNY and NYNEX are currently working together to
create a pediatric care network using NYNEX ISDN facilities.
Marrying telecommunications technology with advanced medical
applications has enhanced the quality and delivery of medical care, said
Dr. Robert Corona, Neuropathologist and Physician Director of Medical
Informatics and Telemedicine at the SUNY Health Science Center.
Vendors for NYNEX Telemedicine Solutions
American Medical Development, Inc.: A supplier of medical devices,
peripherals and specialized video devices to telemedicine integrators and
systems suppliers. AMD offers devices to support every medical specialty
except diagnostic teleradiology. AMD supplies a variety of devices includi
ng: electronic stethoscopes, GI scopes, dermascopes, video cameras, etc.
Contact: Mark VanderWerf (617) 742-4220; Headquarters: Boston, MA.
Cel-Tech Systems: Cel-Tech Systems is a consulting and systems
integration company specializing in the telecommunications industry.
Cel-Techs marketing skills will be put to use translating their
understanding of the business forces affecting our clients into sound marke
t anticipating programs. They have the business and technical skills to
implement economic, effective and successful long-term telemedicine system
Contact: Robert Taranto (212) 626-6806; Headquarters: New York, NY.
Clinitec International, Inc.: Clinitec presents NextGen, a complete, user
friendly, state of-the-art electronic medical records system. NextGen
screens, protocols and output are easily customized so they can be
tailored to the individual practice saving the healthcare provider time
and money while reducing the risk and improving the quality of care.
Contact: Robert Ellis (215) 957-5490; Headquarters: Horsham, PA.
Corstar Business Computing Co., Inc.: For over 25 years, Corstar has
incorporated business support systems into the operations of some of the
worlds largest and most successful organizations. Corstars
Telemedical/Telecare Division is focusing its technical, business and
operations talents on providing person-to-person consultation, individual
analysis, and multimedia video conferencing products and services.
Contact: John Sitar (914) 347-2700; Headquarters: Hawthorne, NY.
EMED: EMED, a subsidiary of E-Systems, Inc., supplies advanced
teleradiology solutions to healthcare providers worldwide. These systems
link remote and local sites for the rapid transfer of radiological images
from a variety of modalities (x-ray, MRI, cat scan, etc.) and store the
images for later retrieval. EMED combines modalities from multiple
vendors using a wide variety of communications protocols. This open
systems approach allows EMED to scale its equipment to meet individual
hospital/organizational needs. EMED became a Raytheon company in April of
this year when Raytheon -- a $12 billion corporation -- purchased
Contact: Tricia Reneau (210) 641-8340; Headquarters: San Antonio, TX.
GE Medical Systems: A world leader in diagnostic imaging equipment, GE
Medical Systems has launched a new product called GE HealthNet which will
allow NYNEX and GE to collaborate on the design, implementation, and
management of local and wide area networks connecting hospitals, clinics,
offices and remote facilities. These networks will allow healthcare
providers to transmit images and other key diagnostic information
electronically from imaging systems to specialists and primary care
physicians. GE provides complete integrated teleradiology solutions
including acquisition, transmission and display products through network
design and long-term support services.
Contact: Brian Johnson (414) 548-2523; Headquarters: Milwaukee, WI.
ImageLabs, Inc.: ImageLabs is a Massachusetts-based company focused on
improving healthcare and reducing its costs by providing unique software
products for the electronic distribution and collaborative review of all
patient information. ImageLabs initial product, Shared Vision, targets
the critical need to network and communicate all diagnostic quality
clinical data between facilities, clinics and individual physicians.
Shared Vision helps make it practical for facilities to consolidate yet
economically deliver its services to wider geographic populations.
Contact: Vincent Spoto (617) 272-8300; Headquarters: Burlington, MA.
Intel: Intels ProShare family of Personal Conferencing products includes
a continuum of capabilities, including document conferencing and
videoconferencing. With Intels ProShare conferencing software, you can
connect your PC to a colleagues and share documents simultaneously --
whether youre across the building, or across the country. Contact: Jon
Jackson (503) 264-9463; Headquarters: Hilboro, OR.
Intelligent Solutions, Inc.: IS, Inc. is a leading provider of complete
telemedical solutions including teleradiology and telepathology
applications. IS, Inc. system provides specialists and referring
physicians with user-friendly customized medical software, and is based on
a heterogeneous open systems architecture, integrating existing equipment
and networks. The cost competitive, network solution utilizes cutting
edge technology for very fast image acquisition, transmission, display,
storage and long-term archiving. The complete telemedicine system
includes storage and retrieval of digital images, diagnostic information
and dictated reports, as well as on-site support services.
Contact: Kevin Metcalfe (617) 395-3900; Headquarters: Boston, MA.
PictureTel Corporation: PictureTel develops, manufactures and markets a
full range of standards-based visual telecommunications solutions.
PictureTels videoconferencing allows healthcare providers to instantly
extend medical expertise, consultation and services to their partners,
suppliers, and customers virtually anywhere in the world.
Contact: Kevin Flanagan (508) 762-5178; Headquarters: Danvers, MA.
Madison Information Technologies, Inc.: The Living Database and Bridge
Manager technologies deliver an easy-to-manage migration strategy from
legacy systems to client/ server operations while maintaining all current
user screens and functions. Erroneous and contradictory data is examined,
evaluated and cleansed, and accurate, detailed clinical information is
warehoused in a clinical data repository, which, together with accurate,
detailed demographic and financial information integrated in the same
Living Database allows sophisticated outcome and cost benefit analysis.
Contact: Lawrence Klainer (312) 759-5030; Headquarters: Chicago, IL.
RTI: RTI (Radiology Telenetwork International Inc.) provides simple,
versatile, low cost PC solutions in medical image management. The RTI
solution enables physicians, hospitals and clinics to transmit and receive
high resolution diagnostic medical images over a variety of telephone
lines, including analog and ISDN, using a personal computer. Contact:
Dr. Roger Stronell (800) 565-6677; Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario.
SSDS: SSDS, Inc., one of the countrys fastest growing technology
integrators, designs and implements enterprise-wide, business-driven
technology solutions. The companys client/server and IT infrastructure
expertise combine to ensure solutions that provide competitive advantage
for their clients. SSDS provides services in the areas of: Enterprise
Management Solutions, Strategic IT Services, Network Computing Solutions,
Business Information Solutions.
Contact: Paul Mauritz (410) 381-4313, ext. 111; Headquarters: Englewood,
VTEL: VTEL designs and manufactures a full line of interactive
videoconferencing and MediaConferencing systems. As a major supplier of
conferencing solutions for the healthcare market, VTELs standards-based,
open PC architecture allows for easy integration of medical devices
directly into the VTEL systems. VTELs interoperable product line
includes: Large Group Conferencing, Small Group Conferencing, and Desktop
Contact: Vicki Newton (512) 314-2594; Headquarters: Austin, TX.
XTEND Communications Corp.: XTEND provides a LAN- or WAN-based
integration platform for the management and control of diverse
telecommunications functions. XTENDs software unites the telephone and
radio paging systems into hospital information networks to speed the flow
of information and enhance productivity throughout the hospital. Other
XTEND modules address cardiac monitoring, emergency room communications,
telephone operations and departmental secretarial operations.
Contact: William Schwartz (212) 951-7600; Headquarters: New York, NY.
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a full range of services in the northeastern United States and
high-growth markets around the world, including the United Kingdom,
Thailand, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, the Philippines, Poland,
Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
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