Videoconferencing will be employed in the province to reduce the cost and time involved in diagnosis and treatment, as well as for training, occupational therapy and other applications of medical resources. The Western Australia Health Department has stated that they plan to install the systems in small clinics all over Western Australia, as well as in hospitals in larger towns and cities like Perth.
RSI stated that their portion of the initial installation has been valued at approximately $100.000. The Australian planners of the project estimate that the network, worth an estimated 16 million Australian dollars when complete in June 2001, will represent one of the largest telehealth installations in the world.
"RSI is very pleased to be a part of this bellwether installation, and by this recognition of the quality, flexibility and ease of use of our innovative videoconferencing equipment", stated Greg Craven, RSI Vice President. "We look forward to expanding the initial installation throughout Western Australia, and to similar applications in other provinces and countries as well", added Mr. Craven.
RSI is a Minnesota-based company providing high performance visual contact products and services. These solutions leverage and extend generally available communications networks to bring together people and processes otherwise separated by time and distance.