Cancer Experts Enhance Communication through Mezzanine™ Technology

Cancer Experts Enhance Communication through Mezzanine™ Technology to Support Delivery of Quality Patient Care

Sarah Cannon invests in innovative technology from Oblong Industries to promote collaboration between colleagues and partners across U.S. and UK

Feb. 29, 2016, Las Vegas – Sarah Cannon, the global cancer institute of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), leverages Mezzanine™ immersive visual collaboration and conferencing technology from Oblong Industries to connect experts across its global network in real-time communication.

Sarah Cannon offers integrated cancer services and access to cutting–edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities acrossthe United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon has installed Mezzanine systems at its corporate headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., enabling physicians, colleagues and partners across the globe to collaborate and share expertise in cancer care through an efficient and engaging platform.

Additionally, Sarah Cannon plans to utilize the conferencing technology in tumor board reviews across the network, providing an innovative visual tool for experts to review patient cases and determine the best treatment plans.

“At Sarah Cannon, we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to bring staff, physicians and other clinical leaders from across our markets together to share expertise in the fight against cancer,” said Paul Rein, Chief Financial Officer at Sarah Cannon, the global cancer institute of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). “The Mezzanine technology provides a platform for collaboration with our partners around the world by enhancing communication and content sharing in real-time. On behalf of the patients we serve, we are excited about the prospect of leveraging this technology to bring the best minds in cancer care together throughout the Sarah Cannon network.”

Mezzanine™ is the only collaborative conference room solution available that simultaneously brings together people, displays, devices, applications, and data in a shared workspace. It seamlessly blends physical and digital environments across locations and redefines traditional videoconferencing to accelerate an organization’s ability to share content, boost productivity, and unlock innovation.

“We are excited to support Sarah Cannon in their mission to transform care and personalize treatment for cancer patients,” said John Underkoffler, CEO of Oblong Industries. “With Mezzanine, employees can connect across locations in a collaborative environment, including travelling physicians who may be limited to their personal devices. We look forward to working with Sarah Cannon to continue to find innovative ways to enhance cancer care delivery.”

To learn more about Oblong Industries and see a demo of Mezzanine, visit the company at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas in booth #10725 from March 1 through March 3, 2016. To schedule a meeting with Oblong’s executives at HIMSS16, contact Kristen Berry at

About Sarah Cannon

Sarah Cannon, the global cancer institute of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon’s cancer programs include individualized patient navigation provided by oncology-trained nurses, more than 900 stem cell transplants performed annually throughout the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, more than 500 clinical trials, and molecular profiling capabilities. Through its services, Sarah Cannon is providing state-of-the-art cancer care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients, a number unmatched by any single cancer center. To learn more about Sarah Cannon, visit

About Oblong Industries

Oblong Industries’ innovative technologies change the way people work, create, and communicate. With roots in more than two decades of research at the MIT Media Lab, Oblong’s flagship product, Mezzanine™, is an immersive visual collaboration solution that defines the next era of computing: multi-user, multi-screen, multi-device, multi-location. Mezzanine’s groundbreaking Infopresence™ capabilities multiply the effectiveness of distributed organizations and catalyze new, more effective, more collaborative workflows. Oblong is headquartered in Los Angeles and supplies Mezzanine systems to Fortune 500 enterprise customers and reseller partners including IBM, NTT, Dentsu Aegis Network, Boeing, and Accenture.

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