A simulated patient in Bristol, UK, trains anaesthetists remotely via MultiMED -- an interactive TV and computer service carried by satellite. A multi-lingual satellite TV service called EMN, operated from Switzerland, provides continuing medical education for doctors in five countries. Euromednet, based in Italy, enables physicians in remote areas to use satellite links for video-conferencing, sharing of patient records, Internet access and video broadcasting.
For ambulances in areas such as rural Wales where cellular phone services are poor, SECoM fills in the gaps with a satellite. All of these pilot projects have been sponsored by ESA. Expect satellite-proficient doctors and nurses!