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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 170-95
June 05, 1995

No. 170-P:06/05/95:The Department of Defense will conduct a

The Department of Defense will conduct a demonstration of telemedicine and associated advanced technologies from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (EDT) tomorrow, June 6, 1995, on the lower parade field at the River Entrance to the Pentagon.

The demonstration will be sponsored by Secretary of Defense William J. Perry and Dr. Stephen C. Joseph, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. Secretary Perry will open the demonstration will brief remarks and a tour of the exhibits beginning at 9 a.m. (EDT). The demonstration is open to the media and the public.

The exhibits will highlight systems and technologies that will enhance medical care on the battlefields of the future and extend the reach of medical expertise to remote areas. These technologies are expected to become much more widely applied in both military and civilian health care delivery, medical training and education, and medical research. Telemedicine is expected to be a major enabling technology in the re-engineering of health care delivery in the United States.

News media should check in at the VIP tent at the lower parade field any time throughout the day for press kits.