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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

NLR FrameHealth

In a speech at George Mason University in Virginia, President-elect Obama said that Health IT “will cut waste, eliminate red tape and reduce the need to repeat expensive medical tests. But it just won’t save billions of dollars and thousands of jobs — it will save lives by reducing the deadly but preventable medical errors that pervade our health care system.”

NLR’s FrameHealth network provides a pathway that improves the flow of health information and communications among patients and providers. FrameHealth carves out up to a 10 gigabit per second network on NLR’s Layer 2 FrameNet and provides a private virtual network specifically focused and tuned to health IT information flows. It is available to university and research institutions that are participants in NLR as well as participants in the FCC’s Rural Health Pilot Program.

Since NLR and its members own the underlying infrastructure, customization and tailoring to health IT needs is possible. NLR’s FrameHealth provides a private and secure vehicle for real information flow. It provides the logical next step in moving the nation’s Health IT agenda forward.

If you are ready to participate in NLR FrameHealth, contact your local NLR member or NLR's Experiment Support group at or 866-657-9283.