The Digital Group of Telehealth Companies to showcase telehealth novelties at Expo 2000 in Hannover

Dartmouth 31 May 2000The North-Canadian Digital Group of Telehealth Companies are the sole exhibitors of telehealth technologies at the Millennium World's Fair in Hannover, Germany, which recently opened its doors. The Fair is running from June 1st to October 31st, 2000, and is expected to draw approximately forty million people from 200 nations, which is making it the largest event in the history of man.

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The Digital Group's telehealth display features a Central Nursing Station and a Patient Home Station which will allow video teleconferencing and the transfer of real time video and heart sounds. A videoconferencing workstation is used to demonstrate health care Internet technology, remote monitoring, and video.

Digital Telehealth Inc. is a telemedicine consulting company whereas Digital Image FX Inc. is an Internet developer and telehealth equipment provider. Together, these companies provide a holistic approach to telehealth, from need assessment and health professional training to equipment purchase and secure integration of electronic patient applications.

"We are very pleased to be among the seventeen exhibitors selected to demonstrate within the Canada Pavilion at Expo 2000. The World's Fair is an international business opportunity which is seldom offered to a young company", stated Wayne Bell, who is Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Group.

"Technologies such as television have been featured for the first time at the World's Fair, so telehealth should be no different. I just didn't think that it would be our company doing it", Mr. Bell added.

Canada's Commissioner General S. Bob Blair is brimming with enthusiasm about The Digital Group of Telehealth Companies' participation at Expo 2000. The Canada Pavilion at Expo is the most ambitious that the country has ever presented at an international exhibition.

"The group's participation, in keeping with Canada's themes at Expo 2000, Spirit of Community, Stewards of the Land, and Connecting with the Future, shows the world our country's leadership, in how telehealth technologies can be properly applied to make a difference in peoples lives, improving the standard of medical care in a cost-effective manner", commented Mr. Blair.

"Canada is extremely proud to present an exhibit on telehealth, a field which builds on Canada's achievements in information and communications technologies", Mr. Blair added.

The Digital Group of Telehealth Companies provides telehealth consulting, training, equipment, as well as software and Internet applications. It has developed strategic alliances with various telehealth equipment and software vendors including American TeleCare, Tandberg and Clinician Support Technology.

Digital has research alliances with numerous national and international universities as well as research centres. The formal agreements include a memorandum of understanding with the United States Air Force and a technology transfer agreement with NASA. Headquartered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the companies are privately held corporations.


Leslie Versweyveld

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