[SatNews] ...enables communication between doctors, thus propagating the transfer and exchange of medical knowledge and supporting tools for medical e-learning and e-teaching.
SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today a partnership with the Luxembourg Government and five Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO). The NGOs include three from Luxembourg, Friendship Luxembourg, Médecins Sans Frontières, and Fondation Follereau, as well as two German NGOs, Archemed and German Doctors.
The aim of SATMED is to improve public health in emerging and developing countries, most significantly in isolated areas with poor connectivity. SATMED enables communication between doctors, thus propagating the transfer and exchange of medical knowledge and supporting tools for medical e-learning and e-teaching. An IT cloud infrastructure accessible around the globe facilitates the data exchange between professionals and the setup of a medical infrastructure such as electronic medical records and tele-radiology systems.
Technically, the SATMED platform is implemented on emergency.lu (www.emergency.lu), an international emergency response system developed in Luxembourg, by using its satellite equipment, technology and connectivity.
“With SATMED we leverage our connectivity knowledge and our satellites’ capacity to connect even the remotest areas, enabling a real time exchange between medical teams and participants of governmental, institutional, scientific and humanitarian projects worldwide,” said Gerhard Bethscheider, Managing Director of SES TechCom. “SATMED is an open, flexible and affordable solution that perfectly fits our range of satellite based e-activities; emergency, e-health, e-learning, and election. SES is excited to work closely with NGOs from the very beginning and throughout all phases of this project.”