MSC Cruises, a privately owned European cruise line, has partnered with the Instituto Giannina Gaslini Children’s Hospital in Genoa, Italy to offer an around-the-clock, multilingual pediatric telemedicine service onboard its fleet. As part of the agreement, Carestream will provide a cloud-based teleconsultation portal to enable physicians at the Institute to deliver remote diagnosis, specialist second opinions, patient monitoring, and referrals to passengers at sea.

“MSC Cruises is a family-owned company and we strongly believe in caring for the health and safety of our guests on board, with particular attention to younger travelers who can require specialized treatment that is different from other age groups,” said Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises. “We’re really excited about this collaboration, which is particularly important to our family cruises throughout the world.”

Based on Carestream’s Vue for Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) and Vue Motion viewer, the teleconsultation portal will enable the Institute to capture and view different file formats using a zero-footprint platform that requires no local software installation.

“The expertise of our specialists is being made available beyond the walls of the Gaslini,” said Paolo Petralia, the director general of the Gaslini Institute. “This enables doctors on the ship to confirm their diagnoses and treatments using a cutting-edge system of remote image and data transmission. This reaffirms the Gaslini Institute’s commitment to offer the best care everywhere while developing the most advanced and efficient means of information ?technology.”

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