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Yale|NASA CSCThe Yale|NASA Commercial Space Center for Medical Informatics and Technology Applications (CSC|MITA) is a part of the Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery. The goal of the CSC is to further the development and application of advanced technology to healthcare, particularly in the field of telemedicine.

Telemedicine is the use of technology to provide superior clinical care regardless of the physical distance or time displacement between the patient and doctor.

The Everest Extreme Expedition serves to test the utility of clinical telemedicine, as well as to serve as a testing ground for survivable telemedicine equipment in the most hostile climates imaginable.

The Explorers Club

The Explorer's ClubThe Explorers Club an international, multidisciplinary, professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research, scientific exploration, and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore.

Since 1904, The Explorers Club has served a meeting point and unifying force for explorers and scientists worldwide. The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air and space by sponsoring, assisting and encouraging research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences.

In addition to its headquarters building in New York City, the Club has 30 regional chapters in the United States and abroad.

Millennium Healthcare Solutions

Millennium Healthcare SolutionsMillennium Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (MHS) brings a unique set of experiences and ideas to the home health care market that are responsive to the needs of providers, payors, and ultimately the consumer/patient. MHS is a new business entity formed around the nucleus of the Health Management Practice of AT&T Solutions. MHS personnel bring excellence in healthcare related consulting, network integration, data warehousing, and telemedicine services. With a core competency in the area of professional services/consulting focusing on the home health and chronic care market, MHS has the ability to provide end to end solutions from strategic consulting to technology implementation.


Ruder·Finn is one of the oldest and largest public relations and marketing firms in the country. Through its healthcare division, Ruder·Finn provides healthcare communications services to many of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, medical instrument manufacturers, physician associations and patient/disease awareness groups.

Also participating in the organization, planning and execution of E3 are:

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

As an agency within the Public Health Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is chartered with acquiring new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by: conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helping in the training of research investigators; and fostering communication of biomedical information.

E3 Sponsors

The E3 organizers gratefully acknowledge the following sponsoring organizations without whose generous support and contributions this Expedition would not be possible:

America, Inc.

Olympus America

Saint Charles
& Rehabilitation Center

Saint Charles



Association of the United States Army


Lucent Technologies

Lucent Technologies



Cisco Systems Inc

Cisco Systems

The E3 organizers would also like to express its appreciation to
DHS International
Kifaru, International for the donation of tents to
Himalayan HealthCare for use on the expedition by E3.

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