Collaborative Medical Technology Corporation (CMTC), a New York-based developer of collaborative software specializing in the healthcare industry, has completed a pilot project using its C4P (Collaborative Clinical Commerce Care Platform) at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The project is designed to enable physicians to administer a medical diagnosis online regardless of geographical area. The project linked cardiologists in the tri-state region and foreign physicians with heart surgeons and other specialists at the hospital. The C4P platform is a suite of software tools with vConsult as its primary product.
The pilot program, which began in November 2002 and ended late 2003, consisted of 30 physicians from the U.S., Israel, and Turkey collaborating online using CMTC's vConsult software. Physicians from New York- Presbyterian's Department of Cardiac Surgery provided assistance to requesting doctors from Morristown Hospital and Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey; InterMED Medical Center in Istanbul, Turkey; and Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel.
CMTC worked with New York-Presbyterian to create a directory of physicians that participated in the pilot and would be available for online consultation and referrals. Relevant medical and administrative data was collected and registered into the vConsult physician database. Additionally, physician profiles were categorized and cross-referenced with other organizational products and service offerings.