<<October 12, 2000>>
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Mr Alberto R. Archeri <aarcheri@comsat.net.ar>

Takahiro Kiuchi, M.D., Ph.D. <kiuchi@umin.ac.jp>

Roberto J. Rodrigues, MD <rrodrigues@paho.org>

Dr. Pablo Pulido <pablopulido1@compuserve.com>

Dear Alberto:

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

It was certainly my great pleasure to have met with you at the IIC
annual conference in Tampa, FL last month.

(2) Your presentation of the SAT36MIL was very impressive, as connecting
almost all major cities in Argentina for pharmaceutical marketing and
medical education purposes -- with one-way broadcasting and analog
telephone feedback for interaction.

(3) This reminded me the following;

Medical Information Network by Communication Satellite for University
Satellite (MINCS-UH)"

This connects about thirty university hospitals around Japan with
one-way, broadband (45 Mbps) digital satellite channels for
medical diagnosis with HDTV and with C-band analog feedback
broadcasting for interaction.

During our Global Lecture Hall (GLH)" multipoint-to-multipoint,
multimedia interactive videoconferencing held in October, 1998 in
Manaus, Amazon, Brazil, Kiuchi of the University of Tokyo made his
presentation about it -- which slides can be retrieved at


Although they spent $75 to 100 million (about $1.5 million for each
earth station), they use this system only a half dozen times (3 to 4
hours duration/each) in a month.

(4) Subsequently, we now advocate the construction of a global broadband
wireless and satellite Internet virtual private network -- pls visit
Reference web sites:" at


and click sites in the section for the Global Broadband Internet (GBI).

As you see in the diagram, this is to connect various parties in the
locality in developing countries, i.e., a kind of community development,
thus requires substantial funds -- this is why of our another project of
creating a Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF).

(5) This GSTF is to finance our Global University System (GUS) for having
multimedia broadband Internet connections around the world.

We believe that tele-education and telehealth/telemedicine can help each
other for the economic sustainability.

We also hope that the requirement of high-resolution image for the
latter will open the eyes of decision-makers for the value of broadband
Internet for the former, e.g., 3D, animation, XML, etc. We believe that
broadband Internet can handle high-resolution image, and also provide
many users with reduced costs.

You may consider this direction for the outgrowth of your system.

(6) I am very delighted to hear of your willingness to participate in our
project from Argentina -- say, creating Global University System in Argentina.

For this goal, our counterparts in various regions/locations are working
to have mini-workshops with videoconferencing and telemedicine
demonstrations. You can view some of them in the Reference web sites:" at


Pls visit Tampere conference and Manaus workshop there.

In the former home page, pls click Roger Boston's web site, and
cluck August 9 in the left column, and then Telemedicine1 and
Telemedicine2 at the top of the right column. You can view a
short video of our echocardiogram demonstration between Tampere,
Finland and Columbia University in New York.

During our Manaus workshop, we did the same between Manaus
and the University of Michigan with a real patient for joint diagnosis.

Both cases used ISDN at 384 Kbps and videoconferencing unit -- the
University of Roraima in Boa Vista, Brazil (about 1.5 hour flight
north of Manaus) plans to do the same via broadband Internet soon.

After this mini-workshop, our colleagues will have their formal large
workshop to conduct market survey and feasibility study to implement
broadband Internet in their selected locality.

We would be very happy to work together with you for the design of those
workshops and joint fund raising for them.

(7) In a separate airmail, I am sending you;

(a) a videotape of MINCS-UH mentioned above (3),

(b) a videotape of GLH mentioned above (3), and

(c) a CD-ROM of "Setting Up Healthcare Services Information Systems: A
Guide for Requirement Analysis, Application Specification, and Procurement.

This contains practical guidelines and suggestions for
health care and health systems professionals as they set out
to plan and develop information systems.

This was given to me by Bob Rodrigues of PAHO the other day,
and is a model for our Guidelines for E-Learning -- see
Reference Materials for Constructing Guidelines for Global E-Learning" at


Pls enjoy viewing them.

(8) BTW, there will be a conference of UNAMAZ (a consortium of 77
universities in 8 Amazonian countries) in Caracas, Venezuela from
11/26th to 11/29th, and I am invited to conduct a videoconference on
11/26th (though not confirmed yet).

Pablo Pulido also indicated his plan to hold a workshop in conjunction
with this UNAMAZ conference in Caracas (though not confirmed yet) -- his
federation is a consortium of 384 medical universities in Latin America.

Keep in touch.

Best, Tak

From: "Alberto Archeri" <aarcheri@comsat.net.ar>
To: <utsumi@friends-partners.org>
Subject: IIC Follow up
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 07:11:26 -0300
Organization: SAT 36 M.I.L.

Dear Dr. Utsumi:

I received today an e-mail from you and/or the outstanding organization you
lead concerning my incorporation to a list as a member of the gu-l@friends-partners.org.

I appreciate such a honor very much and I understand that by including me in
this list you want me to be informed and updated about the activities of
GLOSAS and progress the organization is making with regards the Global Service
Trust Fund.

However, I would like to know how could I become more involved in your
organization and look for being the Argentine chapter or representative of
GLOSAS in case you do not have any yet.

I'm not sure if you remember me but just in case let me remain you I am the
person from Argentina who made the presentation during the Tele-Health and
Distance Learning panel.

Thank you very much for your consideration, looking for hearing from you soon,
I remain cordially your. Best Regards.

Alberto R. Archeri
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Mr Alberto R. Archeri
SAT 36 Multimedia Interactive Links (SAT 36 M.I.L.)
Archeri Galvagno y otros S.A.
Godoy Cruz 2841 Piso 3 (1425) Buenos Aires
Tel No. +54 11 4777 7575
Fax No. +54 11 4777 4198

Takahiro Kiuchi, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Hospital Computer Center
The University of Tokyo Hospital
7-3-1 Hongo
Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655
Tel: +81-3-58 00 6549
Fax: +81-3-56 89 0726

Roberto J. Rodrigues, MD
Regional Advisor in Health Services Information Technology
Essential Drugs and Technology Program
Division of Health Systems and Services Development
Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization
1889 F Street, NW 4th Floor Room 4-062
(Organization of American States Annex Building)
Washington, DC 20006 USA
Tel: (202) 974-3826
Fax: (202) 974-3610
NetMeeting Server: ils.paho.org

Dr. Pablo Pulido
Executive Director
PanAmerican Federation of Associations of Medical Schools
Apartado de Correos 60411
Caracus 1060-A
Fax: +58-2-945-4275
Sede de la Direccion Ejecutiva
Calle el Torreon, Quinta FEPAFEM
Urb. Sorocaima, La Trinidad
+58-2-93-0875 / 943-2840 / 93-0857
Fax: +58-2-943-285-40
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