<<April 6, 2000>>

Raj Gururaja <raj_gururaja@agilent.com>

Jane Garland <jane_garland@agilent.com>

Rogerio Micheletto <rogerio_micheletto@agilent.com>

Mariana Tolovi <mariana_tolovi@agilent.com>

Alexandre Rivas, Ph.D. <alex_mau@argo.com.br>

Professor Rashid Bashshur, Ph.D. <bashshur@umich.edu>

Timothy Pletcher <pletcher@med.umich.edu>

Dear Raj:

(1)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

     I am very happy to hear that you can now provide us with your  in-kind"
     videoconferencing bridge service for the telemedicine demonstration
     during our mini-workshop in Manaus, Amazona, Brazil on May 31st.

          Detailed information on the conference can be found at;

          Pls also see  Draft of Travel Grant Application to the NSF for the
          Manaus Mini-Workshop - March 30, 2000" at;

(2)  Time required for the bridge is;

     From 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm (Manaus time), including testing time from 6:30 to 7:00 pm.

     (a)  From 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm of May 31st (Manaus time);

          a live telemedicine echocardiography will be demonstrated at the
          conference.  An echocardiograph signal of a patient on a tread
          mill in Manaus (with 3D imaging of his heart which can be cut into
          a half to examine its inside) will be sent to doctors at the
          University of Michigan for diagnosis, in order to open the eyes of
          local decision-makers for the value of broadband approach.  The
          images will be disseminated to the participants around the world
          via ISDN and Internet.

          This will be accomplished through Amazonas resources, Agilent
          Technologies echocardigram and video conferencing equipment and
          transmitted via EMBRATEL satellite.  We believe that tele-learning
          and tele-medicine should be two wheels of a cart, since each alone
          cannot be economically sustainable.

     (b)  From 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm of May 31st (Manaus time);

          a videoconferencing will be held to show a wonderful features of
          Tennessee Renaissance Center -- particularly of its splendid
          planetarium with staggering laser show of universe and
          constellations in space.  We hope the center will devise a way so
          that a children in Manaus can control the show via Internet.

(3)  The U.S. counterpart is the University of Michigan.  Mr. Timothy
     Pletcher will be in charge of this event there.  He or someone else of
     the university will be in Manaus to take care of technical assistance to
     hook up your Sonos 5500 with a PictureTel unit via 384 Kbps ISDN line.

          The person who is organizing the workshop and demonstration in
          Manaus is Alex.

(4)  Your Agilent Technology people in Brazil (Rogerio Micheletto and/or
     Mariana Tolovi) will kindly bring S4 Transducer, Sonos 5500, 500 Mhz CPU
     (from HP) and other necessary equipment to the workshop.

(5)  Expected participants of this videoconferencing are (though some are still tentative);

     (a)  Manaus workshop site (confirmed);

     (b)  University of Michigan (confirmed);

     (c)  Tennessee Renaissance Center (confirmed);

               Dr. Fadia Alvic
               Program Director, Renaissance Center
               and the Tennessee Virtual University (TVU)
               UT Office of Statewide Continuing Education
               The Renaissance Center
               855 Highway 46 South
               PO Box 608
               Dickson, TN  37056
               Fax: 615-740-5618

     (d)  University of Tennessee (not confirmed yet);

               Dr. Gayle D. Cooper
               Associate Vice President
               Statewide Continuing Education
               Public Service and Continuing Education
               The University of Tennessee
               Suite 109 Student Services and Administration Building
               Knoxville, TN 37996-0212
               Fax: 423-974-9014

     (e)  University of Costa Rica (not confirmed yet);

               Prof. Jose Brenes Andre
               President of Consta Rica Fulbright Association
               Escuela de Fisica
               Universidad de Costa Rica
               San Pedro
               COSTA RICA
               Tel: +506-207-5019
               Fax: +506-225-5511

     (f)  University of California - Los Angeles, CA (not confirmed yet);

               Renee Ebert, MPH
               International Distance Learning
               School of Public Health
               University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
               409 Colton Street
               Newport Beach, California 92663
               310-794-2886 at Media Center (Tues/Thursday)
               Fax: 949-646-2289

     (g)  Yale University/Norwalk Hospital - Norwalk, CT (not confirmed

               Dr. Sreedhar Nair
               Head, Hinds Research Center
               Beulah Hinds Center for Lung Studies and Health Informatics,
               World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Health
               Norwalk Hospital/Yale Univ. School of Medicine
               Norwalk,CT 06856 USA
               Fax: 203-854-9191

     Dear Gayle, Jose, Renee and Sri:

     Pls confirm your participation ASAP, if you wish to view this demo.

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

(6)  Should you wish to view this demo, pls let me know ASAP, though I am not
     sure if Agilent's videobridge can accommodate how many of you.

     The requirements are PictureTel (or compatible unit) and ISDN line at
     384 Kbps.  If you are accepted to join, you need to call the videobridge
     which will be assigned later, i.e., you need to be responsible for the
     call/connection of your unit to the bridge.

(7)  As you might have noticed in the web site of this workshop mentioned
     above, there will be many important delegates in healthcare and
     telemedicine areas (among others);

     (a)  Association of the Amazonian Universities (UNAMAZ) -- which is a
          consortium of 77 universities in 8 countries in Amazon area,
     (b)  World Health Organization (WHO),
     (c)  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO),
     (d)  PanAmerican Federation of Associations of Medical Schools -- which
          is a consortium of all medical schools in Latin America.

Dear Raj:

(8)  Thank you very much, indeed, for your willingness to take care of this event.

     BTW, pls inform me your current snail mail address -- is your phone
     number correct? -- we may need to call you in the future in an emergency situation.

     I shall wait for your phone call tonight.

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I

From: raj_gururaja@agilent.com
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 18:49:35 +0800
Subject: Telemedicine
TO: utsumi@columbia.edu
CC: raj_gururaja@agilent.com

Dear Dr. Utsumi:

I am trying to find a suitable way to provide the videobridge for your
telemedicine demonstration from Manaus in May. I understand that the venue has
changed to University of Michigan from New York. Which doctor or the fcaulty
member are you working with at Michigan? I would like to know the current
situation and your requirements.  Could you please let me know what is the
exact time for the telemedicine demo and how many sites you would like to
connect using the videobridge. I would like to call you tonight to get all all
the details. If I fail to do so, please send me an e-mail with all the details.

Thanks very much,

Sincerely yours,

Raj Gururaja

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Raj Gururaja
Agilent Technologies

Jane Garland
Agilent Technologies
Andover, MA

Rogerio Micheletto
Agilent Technologies in Brazil

Mariana Tolovi
Agilent Technologies in Brazil

Alexandre Rivas, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Director of the Center for Environmental Sciences
University of Amazonas - Brazil
C.P. 4208, Manaus 69053-140
+55-92-644 23 22
Fax: +55-92-644 23 84

Professor Rashid Bashshur, Ph.D.
President-elect of the American Telemedicine Association
Editor-in-Chief of the Telemedicine Journal
Director of Telemedicine
Professor of Health management & Policy
The University of Michigan Health System
Am Arbor
Michigan 48109-2029
Tel: +1 734 647 3089
Fax: +1 734 936 9406

Timothy Pletcher
The University of Michigan Health System
Am Arbor
Michigan 48109-2029

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