Next Generation Radiology Selects Optimum Lightpath

Dec. 1, 2009

JERICHO, NY, November 24, 2009 – Optimum Lightpath, a market leader in Ethernet-based communication

communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, today announced that Next

Generation Radiology, a provider of diagnostic radiology services, selected Optimum Lightpath as its

telecommunications provider. The switch to Optimum Lightpath enabled Next Generation Radiology to

double its bandwidth, enabling it to offer its patients advanced healthcare 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, New York, 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 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) that enable consultations with leading

experts from the nation’s best medical universities and the freedom to have referring physicians with

their own modalities send images to Next Generation for quick and timely reads by Next Generation’s

renowned group of radiologists.

 

Today, images taken by Next Generation Radiology can be rapidly sent over its network to radiologists

with subspecialty expertise in any of its offices, as well as, world renowned specialists, yielding realtime

opinions from the nation’s best medical universities. The practice provides second opinions on

select CT and MR studies at no additional cost to patients, using the latest sophisticated imaging

hardware and software, including open and closed-bore high-field MRI. Next Generation Radiology also

uses PET/CT fusion imaging to detect, stage, and monitor cancer treatment.

“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,” said 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.”

www.optimumlightpath.com

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