Glowpoint Inc. (GLOW), a provider of video communications solutions, and MMC Worldwide (MMCW), a provider of video production and post-production services for global health care and education communities, have announced an agreement to offer enhanced video solutions to the medical and pharmaceutical industries.
The multiyear engagement will combine MMCW’s recently achieved Polycom certification and distribution status with Glowpoint’s managed services and global video exchange service, called the Telepresence interExchange Network (“TEN”), to deliver a complete turnkey solution for doctors and hospitals worldwide.
In addition, the partnership plans to support MMCW’s chosen charity, Medical Missions for Children, a nonprofit organization focused on providing diagnostic and treatment consultations for critically ill children in 108 countries around the world. Glowpoint and MMCW will enhance the services of Medical Missions for Children’s global TV station, the Medical Broadcasting Channel, which broadcasts medical symposia and educational programs to 300,000 health-care institutions worldwide via satellite and Internet technologies. Medical Missions for Children owns and operates a high-definition video production facility – the MMC-Panasonic HDTV Studios – and the Giggles Children’s Theater, both of which are located at Medical Missions for Children’s Charitable Headquarters on the campus of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J.
“By combining MMCW’s Polycom technologies with Glowpoint’s managed and exchange services, this partnership has the potential to greatly enhance the quality and cost benefits of remote training, and knowledge sharing, within the global medical community,” said MMCW President John Riehl. Medical Missions for Children has already improved outcomes for more than 35,000 children, through its Telemedicine Outreach Program, and continues to improve the practice of medicine through greater collaboration between doctors trained in the U.S. and healthcare practitioners trained in the developing world.