Next Generation Radiology selects Optimum Lightpath for FTTB services

NOVEMBER 24, 2009 -- The company replaced three T1s at each of its four locations in Long Island, NY, and its 1.5-Mbps Internet access line, with one Optimum Lightpath Internet and voice connection and one Optimum Lightpath Intranet connection at each site.

NOVEMBER 24, 2009 -- Next Generation Radiology, a provider of diagnostic radiology services, has chosen Optimum Lightpath as its telecommunications provider. Next Generation Radiology says the switch enabled it to double its bandwidth, allowing it to offer patients advanced health-care services while saving $20,000 per year.

Next Generation Radiology needed to simplify business processes and improve patient care efficiencies while adding the bandwidth necessary to power its national medical university network. The company replaced three T1s at each of its four locations in Long Island, NY, and its 1.5-Mbps Internet access line, with one Optimum Lightpath Internet and voice connection and one Optimum Lightpath Intranet connection at each site. As a result, Next Generation Radiology doubled its bandwidth, allowing it to host multiple VPNs that enable consultations with medical experts and the freedom to have referring physicians with their own modalities send images to Next Generation for quick and timely reads by its own group of radiologists.

"Before Optimum Lightpath, it was impossible to connect to our national network of experts. Hosting multiple VPNs over T1 lines would have resulted in multiple failures," explains Frank Robbins, IT administrator for Next Generation Radiology. "By switching to Optimum Lightpath, we did away with multiple T1s, load balancing, outages, and time-outs. Now I have one, easy-to-manage monthly bill and one voice/data network that connects our sites with tremendously low latency. I love our system; the phones are reliable, and between phones, Internet and intranet, the costs are less now with Optimum Lightpath. If I wanted the same bandwidth I have with Optimum Lightpath, I'd have to provision seven T1s per site -- a load-balancing challenge."

In response to the challenge of offering the best care in a cost and time efficient manner, Next Generation Radiology aims to use the latest advances in patient imaging and network technology, with a focus on patient care. Most recently, the practice needed to triple the bandwidth at its Great Neck, NY location, and was able to do so with Optimum Lightpath at no additional cost.

"Our goal is to be best in patient care by delivering rapid diagnoses that leverage our alliances with the nation's top university radiologists," says Dr. David Katz, founder of Next Generation Radiology. "Optimum Lightpath has been a true service provider in every sense. In a tough health-care environment riddled with cutbacks on payments for tests and exams, the increased value and cost savings we have realized from the Optimum Lightpath relationship is priceless."

"We are proud to have Next Generation Radiology as part of our growing community of smart health-care facilities in the New York Metropolitan area," says Dave Pistacchio, president of Optimum Lightpath. "As our smart health-care facilities continue to deploy fiber-to-their-business and more efficient voice, data, Internet, and video technologies, they join the area's most sophisticated businesses and the Optimum Lightpath smart community."


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