Dr Bloch and Partners – Johannesburg, South Africa
Sandton Medi Clinic and Morningside Medi Clinic needed to transfer critical X-ray information between sites. The average X-ray file could exceed 90Mbs, and with the current ADSL line offering around 4Mbs, they needed an alternative solution. Their current solution, to use a courier to transport a DVD or hard copy of the X-ray between sites, was proving costly and adding significant time to a patient’s diagnosis.
APC surveyed, deployed and configured a Motorola PTP 600 wireless solution. This provided the client with a high-speed network link between the Medi Clinic and radiology department in excess of 250Mbs. Other wireless vendors had previously surveyed the same solution however; they could not achieve a successful connection between the two locations.
Due to the location of the wireless links, in the built up metropolitan area of Sandton, APC had to design and plan the project to be spectrally efficient. Unlike other wireless solutions, the Motorola PTP600 uses a reduced channel size and can work in environments which other products would find challenging or impossible.
The project from start to finish was planned, designed and deployed within a two-week window with final deployment taking just two days.
APC now provides a full level support agreement for ongoing maintenance and support to ensure, in the event of a highly unlikely failure, the downtime is kept to a minimum.
APC worked with partners Siemens and Health Focus to ensure its success. The immediateness to which the x-ray can now be viewed between the doctor and radiologist has led to unprecedented patient service and almost zero wait time for diagnosis.