SOURCE: slp3D

August 15, 2007 07:15 ET

REMINDER: OR-Live Presents a Video Showcase for America's Best Hospitals

Advancements in Medical Care and Technology Broadcast to Healthcare Professionals and Patients... 'Live Video' Direct From the OR on the Internet

WEST HARTFORD, CT--(Marketwire - August 15, 2007) - More than three dozen of OR-Live's clients have been recognized in the latest edition of US News & World Report's America's Best Hospitals report. These leading hospitals have used OR-Live's Internet broadcasting solutions to publicly showcase their expertise. Seven of the institutions were recognized among the top 18 hospitals in the Honor Roll. Medical professionals and consumers can learn more about the expertise of these hospitals by watching live Internet broadcasts and on-demand video at OR-Live.com.

Internet Viewers Gain Access to Operating and Treatment Rooms

OR-Live makes it possible to experience advancements in medical and surgical care occurring at some of the country's best community hospitals as well as leading academic medical centers. Visitors to OR-Live.com have seen aortic aneurysms -- repaired without major surgery from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston (#10 on the Honor Roll). In addition, OR-Live has presented robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgery from the University of Michigan (#14) that provides faster recovery for patients. Also, OR-Live has showcased how minimally invasive approaches are being developed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (#6) in order to expand treatment options for patients with colorectal cancer. OR-Live has also been the venue where physicians have been able to witness new techniques in retinal surgery from The Cleveland Clinic (#4).

Internet Viewers Ask Questions During Live Surgical Procedures

During live events viewers can ask the surgeons questions by email through physician moderators. OR-Live Forums enable viewers to share experiences or questions with others and to maintain a dialog with the presenting hospital even after a live event has been broadcast. Medical professionals, students, patients and their families are encouraged to visit OR-Live.com to learn about medical and surgical procedures that may affect their lives or the lives of others.

About OR-Live

A trusted source, OR-Live is the exclusive provider of surgical video to the US National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus.gov site. The OR-Live archive features over 400 on-demand surgeries for immediate viewing worldwide using streaming video technology. With over 200 live events expected to be added during 2007, the Website is continuously updated with new and innovative content. OR-Live Webcasts and Podcasts encompass a wide range of new and innovative surgical procedures, many of which are minimally invasive, providing patients with the advantages of faster recovery with less scarring or pain.

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