Wake Forest Baptist and Rivulet Connect New Operating Rooms with Interactive Video

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Rivulet Communications has been awarded a project to provide interactive, high-quality medical video for 28 new operatin grooms at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Rivulet will be demonstrating the solutions being implemented at WFUBMC at the AORN 58th Annaul Congress through March 19 at the McCormick Place West Building, Chicago, Illinois. Rivulet is in Booth #2428.

As the trend toward connected operating rooms becomes widespread, we believe that Wake Forest Baptist will represent a new benchmark

Rivulet Communications, the leading provider of superior-quality real-time HD and SD medical video on and off the hospital data networks, today announced they were awarded a project to provide interactive high-quality medical video to 28 new operating rooms at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC). Wake Forest Baptist, which recently was named one of America's "Most Wired" hospitals, expects to complete the project in the first quarter of 2009.

Rivulet's video solution will help Wake Forest Baptist realize its vision of providing the highest quality patient care and medical education. This step is a milestone toward delivering real-time live interaction between surgical suites and educational facilities.

"Wake Forest is committed to providing the best possible surgical training, research and patient care, and to creating synergies among these goals," said Dr. Carl Westcott, associate professor of surgery at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and director of Minimally Invasive Surgery Services, Wake Forest Baptist. "Our patients, staff, researchers and students all will benefit from the high-quality video collaboration that Rivulet makes possible."

"As the trend toward connected operating rooms becomes widespread, we believe that Wake Forest Baptist will represent a new benchmark," said Ed Kennedy, Rivulet president and CEO. "We're thrilled that Rivulet's ability to deliver flawless surgical video over their existing data network will help Wake Forest Baptist attain its goals for education and patient care."

The medical video system is currently being installed at Wake Forest Baptist. Rivulet's patented DST technology has the unique ability to ensure the delivery of flawless video quality over ordinary hospital data networks, anywhere in the network.

Rivulet will be demonstrating the solutions being implemented at WFUBMC at the AORN 56th Annual Congress, Booth #2428, March 14 - 19, 2009, McCormick Place West Building, Chicago, Illinois.

About Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (http://www.wfubmc.edu) is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Brenner Children's Hospital, Wake Forest University Physicians, and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university's School of Medicine and Piedmont Triad Research Park. The system comprises 1,154 acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and has been ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report since 1993. Wake Forest Baptist is ranked 32nd in the nation by America's Top Doctors for the number of its doctors considered best by their peers. The institution ranks in the top third in funding by the National Institutes of Health and fourth in the Southeast in revenues from its licensed intellectual property.

About Rivulet Communications
Rivulet Communications offers a complete application based approach to medical video that enables customers to flawlessly transport high-bandwidth, mission-critical and real-time applications over existing IP networks anywhere, anytime. With Rivulet products, organizations can realize the economic benefits of real-time training and collaboration; secure centralized storage; telemedicine applications with off-campus secure access and seamless integration into existing medical systems. For more information, please visit http://www.rivulet.com.

For more information, contact:
Kimberley Meacham
Director, Marketing Communications
Rivulet Communications    
703.439-1243 (office) 703.856-8181(cell)
kmeacham (at) rivulet.com

Rosanne Desmone, Mt. Vernon PR & Communications    
703.799.8165 (office) 703.946.3820 (cell)    
rdesmone (at) mtvernonpr.com

Jonnie Rohrer
Senior Public Relations Manager
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
336-716-6972 (office)
Jrohrer (at) wfubmc.edu

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