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CABLE NETWORKS DELIVER VIDEO MEDICINE AND DISTANCE LEARNING

 CABLE NETWORKS DELIVER VIDEO MEDICINE AND DISTANCE LEARNING
 ATLANTA, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors demonstrating video medicine techniques and educators using advanced technology for distance learning will host a seminar Nov. 12 at Atlanta's INFORUM to show how broadband cable networks can link Georgia's hospitals, universities and schools.
 Sponsored by the Cable Television Association of Georgia (CTAG), the four-hour program instructs state officials, educators and medical personnel on use of computer-assisted electronics which doctors can use to examine a patient in another city and teachers can use to instruct a class hundreds of miles away.
 School systems, hospitals and universities can apply for grants under Georgia's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Act of 1992 which Gov. Zell Miller said "has the potential to revolutionize life in rural Georgia" by earmarking $50 million to build communications networks linking rural and urban schools and colleges and rural hospitals with urban hospitals.
 Seminar attendees will see how broadband cable can be used in telemedicine to transmit large quantities of near-real-time data and high-resolution X-rays, MRI or CAT scans which could require hours over standard phone lines. This permits a referring physician and a specialist who may be miles apart to maintain voice and visual contact while viewing a detailed image on a computer screen. Similarly, educators or students at remote locations can access full motion video from a computerized library system.
 "The cable industry is ready, willing and able to join with state agencies, schools, hospitals and universities to establish the network," said Floye Hewatt, president of CTAG.
 Others joining CTAG in sponsoring the seminar are: AT&T, Carrollton City Schools, Cox Cable Communications, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Floyd Medical Center, Georgia Cable TV & Communications, Gordon Hospital, Scientific-Atlanta, Scripps Howard Cable, TeleCommunications, Inc., Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., West Georgia College and Wometco Cable TV. Television production, personnel and facilities are provided by Turner Broadcasting.
 Presenters include Gordon Giffin, Long Aldridge & Norman; Tom Gillett and Larry Lehman, Gillett Lehman & Associates; Andrew Holdgate of Mind Extension University; live satellite delivery of cable system technology in a school system from the Carrollton/TCI project; multi- media from Georgia Tech to the INFORUM using the GCTV cable network plus Wometco Cable Corp. in a distance learning demonstration; video medicine using software and hardware from DEC to link a hospital in Rome, Ga., to a hospital in Calhoun, Ga., using the Scripps Howard cable system to deliver medical imaging between the hospitals and then using intercity facilities of AT&T to the Atlanta Cable Interconnect to deliver medical imaging to INFORUM.
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 /EDITOR'S NOTE: The media are invited to a video medicine and distance learning demonstration on Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. through lunch at Atlanta's INFORUM/Amphitheater. High-tech equipment that uses broadband cable technology to link hospitals, schools and universities will be explained by leading experts. Call 404-252-4371 for more information, a press kit, B-roll./
 /CONTACT: Nancy Horne of Cable Television Association of Georgia, 404-252-4371/ CO: Cable Television Association of Georgia ST: Georgia IN: SU:


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