Sarah Cannon Invests in Oblong Industries

Team Oblong

On the eve of our debut at the HIMSS conference in Las Vegas, we’re pleased to share the news that Sarah Cannon, the global cancer institute of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), leverages Mezzanine™ immersive visual collaboration and conferencing technology from Oblong Industries to connect experts across its global network in real-time communication.

Sarah Cannon offers integrated cancer services and access to cutting–edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon has installed Mezzanine systems at its corporate headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., enabling physicians, colleagues and partners across the globe to collaborate and share expertise in cancer care through an efficient and engaging platform. 

Additionally, Sarah Cannon plans to utilize the conferencing technology in tumor board reviews across the network, providing an innovative visual tool for experts to review patient cases and determine the best treatment plans.

“At Sarah Cannon, we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to bring staff, physicians and other clinical leaders from across our markets together to share expertise in the fight against cancer,” said Paul Rein, Chief Financial Officer at Sarah Cannon, the global cancer institute of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). “The Mezzanine technology provides a platform for collaboration with our partners around the world by enhancing communication and content sharing in real-time. On behalf of the patients we serve, we are excited about the prospect of leveraging this technology to bring the best minds in cancer care together throughout the Sarah Cannon network.” 

Mezzanine is the only collaborative conference room solution available that simultaneously brings together people, displays, devices, applications, and data in a shared workspace. It seamlessly blends physical and digital environments across locations and redefines traditional videoconferencing to accelerate an organization’s ability to share content, boost productivity, and unlock innovation. 

“We are excited to support Sarah Cannon in their mission to transform care and personalize treatment for cancer patients,” said John Underkoffler, CEO of Oblong Industries. “With Mezzanine, employees can connect across locations in a collaborative environment, including travelling physicians who may be limited to their personal devices. We look forward to working with Sarah Cannon to continue to find innovative ways to enhance cancer care delivery.” 

Attendees at HIMSS will have the opportunity to experience Mezzanine first-hand in booth #10725, Hall G, March 1-3, 2016.

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