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GES to Connect Hospitals and Medical Colleges Nationwide

Magazine article Information Today

GES to Connect Hospitals and Medical Colleges Nationwide

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The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is working with Global Enterprise Services, Inc. (GES) to build a national network connecting hospitals and medical colleges to the Internet.

Among other benefits, this network will allow medical students applying to residency programs in teaching hospitals to use the Internet to transfer their application materials electronically. The service, called Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), will accelerate the process of applying for residency and will improve overall communication between medical colleges and hospitals.

The AAMC has commissioned GES to develop the communications software infrastructure to transfer the electronic residency applications between medical colleges and hospital computer systems, and GES will also provide Internet services to many of the participants.

Princeton-based service provider Global Enterprise Services, Inc. wholly owns and operates the JvNCnet network. The company has negotiated a very favorable rate for Internet connection with the AAMC. In efforts to accelerate Internet connectivity between colleges and hospitals, the AAMC is urging its member institutions and affiliates to go online. GES already has over 500 subscribers nationally and internationally, including Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, and government agencies.

"GES is happy to work with the AAMC to bring to medical education the benefits of the National Information Infrastructure," said Sergio Heker, president and CEO of GES. …

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