Medic Vision stitches up surgeon's portal

Medic Vision stitches up surgeon's portal

In the midst of being acquired by BioProspect, Medic Vision has secured a contract to rebuild a Web portal for the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS).

The portal, with an expected infrastructure cost in excess of $1 million, will enable members of the RACS to access databases and published papers, participate in online chats groups and view tutorial/training sessions.

"The projects will transform the existing Web-based information, providing greater usability, increased functionality and a much larger network of integrated medical information," said director of Medic Vision Ross Horley.

The announcement comes just weeks after pharmaceutical company BioProspect confirmed it would acquire Medic Vision, a specialist in telemedicine, in five stages. The portal and acquisition are expected to be completed by the fourth quarter this calendar year.

According to Horley, the companies are looking to replicate the portal with other associations of healthcare professionals around the world, beginning in the US with tentative agreements for several medical supply companies to fund a simulated training project for advanced trauma and military applications.

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