For the first time, three laparoscopic abdominal procedures were broadcasted live through the Internet on August 29, and September 3, 1996, from North Oakland Medical Centers (Pontiac, Michigan) to Saddleback Memorial Medical Centers (Laguna Hills, California) and Hospital Santojanni (Buenos Aires, Argentina). All transmissions were performed successfully. Recipients in California, USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina were able to participate and interact with our broadcasting station in real time. The cost of each transmission was equal to that of a regular local phone call. Thus, videoconferencing through the Internet if feasible. It can deliver information in real time acting as very powerful tool for education and enhancing the decision making process.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Prensa Medica Argentina|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1996|
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