“Internet2, a consortium of 200 U.S. universities, 70 corporations and 45 government agencies, has been applying advanced networking to medical research, education and clinical practice for several years. With its Health Network Initiative, Internet2 is underpinning the Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Healthcare pilot program, which promotes the use of telehealth and telemedicine services nationwide.”
Sounds exciting? I think its a sign of things to come – major improvement on Networking due to new requirements form the healthcare industry.
This article from www.networkworld.com contains excerpts from the conversation between Mike McGill, program director for Internet2’s Health Sciences Initiative and Network World’s Carolyn Duffy Marsan about how he believes gigabit-speed networks can transform the healthcare industry.
The article is pretty long so brace yourself 🙂