MITAC has established extensive partnerships with
a wide variety of industrial sectors, academic institutions, and
governmental agencies, both domestic and international.
Virginia Biotechnology Research
U.S. Surgical Corporation
Olympus America, Inc.
Compaq Computer Corporation
QRS Diagnostics, LLC
ACADEMIC & MEDICAL PARTNERS
Virginia Commonwealth University
Yale University School
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Stanford University Medical
Center / National Biocomputation Center
The University of Maryland
/ East-West Space Science Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Defense Advanced Research Projects
Telemedicine and Advanced Technology
National Library of Medicine
- Ecuador Ministry of Health (Ecuador)
- Greek Ministry of Health (Greece)
- National Space Agency of Ukraine (Ukraine)
- SSI InterMag (Ukraine)
- Space Biomedical Center (Russia)
- Moscow Medical Stomotological Institute (Russia)
- Tana, Ltd. (Russia)
- Zil Hospital (Russia)
- Brazat (Brazil)
- Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)
- Institut de Medecine et de Physiologie Spatiales (France)
- Egyptian Ministry of Health (Egypt)
- School of Medicine, Prishtina (Kosova)
- NILC (Republic of Georgia)
BECOMING A MITAC CONSORTIUM PARTNER
Access to health information and healthcare on a
global scale is of great importance. Contemporary communications
provides a unique opportunity for people from all over the world
to have access to quality healthcare.
Whether an individual is a distant space voyager
or is involved in international relief efforts, affordable hardware,
off-the-shelf applications, existing network infrastructures and
expertise are important components to wide-scale success.
The Medical Informatics and Technology Applications
Consortium (MITAC) leverages existing technology, shepherds emerging
technologies and co-develops with consortium partner's products
and services. These efforts have applications in both human space
flight and on the ground.
MITAC tests and integrates an array of tools to support
global healthcare using international test beds. Through partnerships
and academia, we are assured the newest and most experimental technologies
from the beginning. Because we are a "commercial space center,"
MITAC has the option to spin-off and license commercial technologies.
The name MedITAC was chosen to represent this model.
The advantage to this arrangement is two-fold: First,
our industrial partners have a fertile ground to not only test their
products but also to gain exposure in high profile activities. Second,
NASA can review these leading-edge technologies for potential integration
for human space flight including the U.S. Space Shuttle and International
Space Station as well as future exploration missions.
This unique arrangement allows for industrial, international
and academic partnering on a broad scale.
- For our industrial sponsors we seek hardware, software, networks, data
access and human support. Cash, in-kind contributions or custom
arrangements can facilitate this.
- Academic institutions offer a far different agenda. By leveraging the many
pockets of research, study, instruction and never-end supply of
young, bright minds, we invite the academic world to work with us
and collaborate through not only traditional channels but also advanced
mechanisms such as Internet2.
- International associates have so much to offer. Often out of chaos rises opportunity.
The terrors of war and the tantrums of nature create an opportunity
for advanced medical technology to assist those in need while we
learn about technology in the trenches and often much about ourselves.
Ongoing research and development within our international communities
In addition to these three primary categories, MITAC
is involved with numerous world organizations such as the G8 Telemedicine
Consortium, National Science Foundation and of course NASA. With
the needs and capabilities for global healthcare growing each and
every day, cooperative arrangements will flourish. For this reason,
MedITAC is developing and implementing a state-of-the-art collaboration
environment which will include an extranet, multipoint IP video-conferencing
and application-sharing tools and a knowledgebase to deposit and