On Friday May 7, 2010, the Ware County School System held its Internet 2 SPLASH Day. As the second school system in Georgia (Barrow County was first) to have access to the Internet 2, students now have the opportunity to view the Australian night sky through a remote telescope, talk with a physician through TeleHealth medicine, and talk with students in England and Canada. Internet2 is the preeminent national computer network for research and education aimed at developing and deploying advanced computer technologies for the networked world. Internet2 will not only provide better and more appropriate network capabilities to support the research and educational activities of the nation’s major universities, but will bring research and academia together with industry, government and the international community. Internet2 offers the performance, speed, and advanced services that allow for better performances of many different types of advanced appplications.
Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc. was honored to participate in 2010 Splash Day. GPT representatives connected with Dr. Debra Lister at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, GA to demonstrate to students the capabilities of telehealth technology. Students were able to view some real time images of the inner ear and throat with use of the otoscope as well as send and receive heart and lung sound with the use of the digital stethoscope. GPT looks forward to partnering with Georgia’s school systems as a new telehealth project.