Tuesday, June 26, 2007


From an interesting article in the Arizona Daily Star:
A new live two-way video link between University Medical Center and the city's 17 paramedic units is expected to put Tucson at the cutting edge of medical technology when it goes online in August.
The system allows real-time videoconferencing over the city's public safety and public works wireless Internet system — a wireless mesh that links the city's traffic signals and other public safety wireless functions.
Dr. Rifat Latifi, interim medical director of UMC's Level 1 trauma center, said the video link will be the first of its kind in the country and the world.
"We think it's an incredible thing," Latifi said. "Wherever a patient is, we're there."
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