"Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), a leader in open source Internet
infrastructure solutions, today announced that the Medical
Center of Boston International, Inc. (MCBI) will leverage Red Hat
Linux as the operating system (OS) backbone for the first
Internet-based global telemedicine infrastructure on the Linux
platform. Red Hat will help MCBI provide premier medical
services worldwide through the Web."
"MCBI currently provides direct, Web-based training to doctors,
as well as an avenue for the introduction of direct sales and
training in the application of the latest pharmaceutical and
surgical equipment. As MCBI expands both its offerings and its
global reach, its telemedicine network will run on servers powered
by the Red Hat Linux operating system. MCBI has also purchased a
service package from Red Hat to support the installation."
"Our selection of Red Hat Linux as our operating system
platform, as well as Red Hat support for our applications, provides
us with the opportunity to leverage the superior reliability of Red
Hat's version of Linux as well as manage our business with a much
lower cost of use and ease of customization," said Dr. Ahmed
Mohiuddin, chief executive officer, MCBI. "The collaborate nature
of telemedicine, which allows for a many-to-one doctors-to-patient
relationship, coupled with timely diagnoses and intervention will
vastly improve the quality of medical services."