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French DGA selects remote diagnosis solution

16th September 2013 - 09:22 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Cassidian has announced that it will supply the French DGA with a remote-diagnosis platform connecting the OPEX (external operations sites) with the HIA (Armed forces teaching hospitals) under a new contract announced on 12 September.

Cassidian will supply the platform under licence from its partner ETIAM, a specialist in medical remote-imaging, to provide improved support for personnel on missions abroad.

The ETIAM-Connect product offers real-time, reliable and secure exchange of remote-diagnosis requests between health organisations and establishments, including all types of medical images. ETIAM-Connect is the remote-diagnosis solution most widely used in French hospitals. This platform will make it possible to set up workflows adapted to the medical specialities.

The platform uses military satellite transmission networks to connect with military medical personnel stationed abroad, in overseas France, on certain French naval vessels, or from a dozen prepositioned sites around the world. These personnel are then able to carry out protected transmission and reception of data such as X-rays or scans, with medical experts in one of the nine military hospitals in France, including Paris, Metz, St Mandé, Clamart, Brest, Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseille and Toulon.

The encrypted data will be overlaid on an existing audio link, providing improved support for the military medical personnel on active duty, with the aim of offering the same level of medical information exchange in the field as in a hospital in France.

Luc Boureau, managing director, Cassidian SAS, said: ‘We are very proud of the integration of the specific medical data transmission software in a military context, a new solution which reinforces Cassidian’s leading position on this market of the future.’ 

Operational deployment of this new is scheduled for 2015.

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