Hospitals, Marshall medical school broadband connection complete
HUNTINGTON — A high-speed broadband health care network was officially completed Thursday morning, connecting Marshall University and the medical school with St. Mary's Medical Center and Cabell Huntington Hospital.
The Huntington Area Metro Fiber project, said U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Marshall President Stephen Kopp, means an integrated and secure network that allows for the sharing of medical records among connected facilities.
"If you are a patient being monitored by someone here, the degree of speed to transmit an X-ray is everything," Rockefeller said from the Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center Thursday.
Rockefeller also used the event to announce that 93 health care locations across the state will receive high-speed Internet upgrades to help provide connectivity to one another and to major hospitals.
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