Following his State of the State announcement of a tenfold boost to OARnet's statewide network bandwidth, Governor John R. Kasich joined medical researchers from across the state on Feb. 27 in a video teleconference to discuss how the faster network speeds will help enhance innovation.
Together with researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Summa Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Kasich showcased the latest research technology and discussed how Ohio's accelerated bandwidth of 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) will allow them to more easily collaborate on a global scalegreatly enhancing Ohio's grant competitiveness and efforts to create a medical corridor as a leading hub for clinical innovation, research, patient care and medical education.
Under a recently approved agreement with leading network companies Cisco and Juniper, Ohio will invest approximately $10 million to harness new innovative technology that will, in essence, "open the faucet" of Ohio's 1,850-mile broadband network, and increase its capacity from 10 Gbps to 100 Gbps.
Ali Rezai, M.D., professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience and director of the Center for Neuromodulation at Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University, discussed the benefits of high capacity broadband communications to advance patient care, clinical research, as well as medical training and education.
"Ohio's enhanced 100 Gbps broadband capability will help put us at the cutting edge of medical innovation and information sharing which will greatly facilitate our patient care, clinical research and training programs," Rezai said. "We can remotely evaluate and monitor our patients' clinical status, and further optimize their treatment and management remotely. Additionally, this capability will facilitate research collaborations across the state and nation
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Ohio Supercomputer Center