AVITECH announces the successful implementation of the first telemedicine system in Romania, created especially for real time solving of emergency cases in hospitals that lack necessary equipment and specialists. The complexity of this project was best managed by involving several companies able to provide dedicated solutions.
The system serves 7 counties (Alba, Brasov, Bistrita-Nasaud, Covasna, Harghita, Mures, Sibiu) and is connected to 40 hospitals that will be monitored by the SMURD team inside the Emergency Room of the County Emergency Hospital in Targu-Mures.
The launch of the system took place on August 14, 2009 at SMURD headquarters in Targu-Mures, in the presence of the Health Minister, Ion Bazac, of the President of the Senate, Mircea Geoana and of the State Subsecretary in the Health Ministry, Raed Arafat.
The officials taking part in the event watched a demonstration of the way the telemedicine system operates and showed their enthusiasm regarding the benefits of this system and their intention to integrate telemedicine systems at country level.
The Romanian medical system is now taking an important step in complying with European standards, for telemedicine is significant improvement to medical services. It allows real-time diagnosis of critical patients, who would normally have to be transported to other medical centres, and it sends information regarding patients' vital parameters - EKG, radiology and ultrasound images. The system will therefore contribute to saving human lives.
Telemedicine also stands out for its educational role, allowing exchange of experience between medical staff from different centres.
In the same time, telemedicine will lead to cutting costs in the sanitary system, for the costs related to patients' transportation will be significantly diminished.
Technically, the solution offered by AVITECH in this large project includes, in all 40 hospitals, high definition video conference terminals from Tandberg, surveillance and recording equipment from Samsung and data communication infrastructure from Cisco, as well as a recording system and a PTZ camera for the headquarters' monitoring and control centre.
The solution provided by AVITECH has incorporated, in addition to actual equipment, configuration, installation and commissioning services, followed by training of personnel. These services have been ensured by our specialist teams from Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Brasov.