Using CUSEEME for Emergency / Medical Organ Transplant

Fri, 24 Feb 1995 11:18:07 -0700 (MST)

My name is Darren Patoni and I am currently the Computer Technology
Coordinator with the Donor Network of Arizona. We do Organ, Tissue, and
Ocular recovery for transplant and research purposes. We also happen to
be the only Organ Procurement Organization in the state. I am extremely
interested in setting up some type of pilot program with CUSEEME in the
Medical field so that we can more effectively communicate with outside
doctors who's patients are in life or death situations while waiting for
an organ transplant. I would eventually like to set up remote / mobil
PC's (notebooks or something like that) in the operating room so remote
doctors can see and evaluate an organ before deciding that it is a match
for their patient. Our offices in Phoenix and Tucson are all using PC's
rather than Mac's. Many of our machines have 28.8 modems for remote
communications and we can see CUSEEME at a pretty good speed connecting
at this rate. When or will CUSEEME have sound capability for the
PC? Do you have any recommendations / interests in our given situation?
Do you see CUSEEME being used in this capacity in the future or do you
know of anyone else who would be interested in sharing and exchanging
ideas for such an implementation of this technology? I would be happy to
share our ideas and experience with CUSEEME in this particular field with
anyone else who might be able to point us in the right direction. As a
result of implementing this type of technology we could literally save
hundreds to thousands of lives. The waiting list of those who need
organ transplants in tremendous.

Darren R. Patoni
Donor Network of Arizona
Computer Technology Coordinator
3877 N. 7th Street Ste. #200
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 222-2200
(602) 222-2202 FAX