U.S. Navy and Department of Defense trust Kaneb's telemedicine group with PACS implementation

Dallas 01 February 2000Kaneb Services Inc. has just made public that its wholly owned subsidiary, InformaTech Inc. (ITI), one of the major medical and information technology services providers, recently received a new telemedicine contract and extended another existing project for an indefinite period.


The Medical Services Division of ITI constitutes a leading provider of systems integration and open architecture based telemedicine solutions, including assessment and planning, installation assistance, clinical systems integration, acceptance testing, and systems maintenance and management of telemedicine applications.

A key project to provide continued technical support to the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) for management of the Digital Imaging Network - Picture Archiving and Communications System (DIN-PACS) was shortly ago extended for an indefinite period. The DIN-PACS project is the Department of Defense's open architecture based telemedicine solution to support digital radiology requirements.

ITI's highly recognised telemedicine experience and expertise also recently resulted in a new contract with the U.S. Navy. ITI is providing acceptance testing services for the newly installed IBM system for Picture Archiving and Communications (PACS) at the new Naval Medical Center, that was opened in Norfolk, Virginia, last year. A part of the ITI personnel is also currently managing several other PACS implementations in federal and commercial health care facilities all over the United States.

John R. Barnes, Kaneb's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated that the company is pleased with these new telemedicine projects. They reinforce the growing leadership role in the Medical Technology Services industry and are part of a dynamic growth opportunity for Kaneb as the health care sector continues integrating with telecommunications technologies as well as the Internet.

Kaneb Services Inc. provides technology-based and technical services all over the world. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Kaneb's operations consist of information technology companies specialising in the telemedicine and information technology industries, including a premier medical technology company and an international technical services firm.

Leslie Versweyveld

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