PRESS RELEASE – Cable & Wireless (CWC) Business Solutions’ recent announcement of that it partnering with global business solutions providers, Avaya, Juniper and BlackBerry to retrofit offices across St. Lucia with new cutting-edge telephone systems, has opened the door to revolutionary new advancements in the island’s medical and health care sector.
This was revealed at the 11th Annual Conference of the St Lucia Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA). CWC Business was a gold sponsor of the conference organised by the SLMDA in collaboration with the University of the West Indies. It was held last weekend at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa under the theme ‘Heads UP’.
A CWC Business Solutions team delivered a presentation showing how the exchange of medical information could be vastly improved with the use of affordable, state-of-the-art technologies, including a growing variety of applications and services using two-way video conferencing, email, smartphones, wireless devices and other forms of telecommunications technology.
The presentation came in the wake of the growing global use of telemedicine, which involves the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status. It also enables remote patient monitoring and healthcare that does not involve clinical services.
The conference delegates also got the opportunity to learn about new diagnostic and treatment modalities in the various pathologies of the head and neck.
The event which was declared open by St Lucia’s Health Minister, Alvina Reynolds, attracted specialist doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, allied health-care professionals and academics from St Lucia and the region as well as India and the USA.
Ms Geraldine Pitt, LIME St. Lucia Country Manager, said Cable & Wireless Business Solutions was delighted to partner with the SLMDA for the conference. “It is essential for doctors and other healthcare practitioners, as well as patients, to be able to understand and trust the technologies they are using in order to create positive and successful medical interactions. For us, it was a pleasure to be able to share with them the new and exciting ways that 21st century telecommunications technologies can result in enhanced communication and how they can be successfully adopted in the medical world,” Ms Pitt added.
CWC’s recent introduction of its new ‘MyOffice’ unified communications solution in St. Lucia and the wider region is revolutionising the way business gets done. It allows small, medium and large businesses to successfully replace their ageing telephone systems with faster, more efficient and seamless business communication solutions designed to improve productivity and cut costs.