New Jobs & Improvements To Health Care Could Be Coming

By: Dara Rees Email
By: Dara Rees Email

It could provide dozens of new jobs in eastern Kentucky and improve healthcare across the country.

The Bant Medical Network is based out of West Liberty, and is introducing a new computer based system designed to make trips to the hospital easier, faster, and more high tech.

It's a company based in eastern Kentucky offering jobs for people right here at home.

The Bant Medical Network announced its plans last week and owners say they hope to revolutionize healthcare, starting right here in the mountains.

With the swipe of a card, a patient's information is at hand. Morgan County officials say they are happy this technology is from their own back yard.

“It was conceived here, it's been born here, and we hope it creates several jobs... we announced this company last Thursday and it looks like it will create probably 20 jobs within the next 6 months, maybe 40-50 jobs in the first year,” Judge Executive Tim Conley said

Judge Executive Conley says the jobs will be high tech and so will the security.

The company's CEO says they follow military and banking system models of security.

“If someone were to walk in and steal this screen, they would have a very nice and very expensive computer monitor. They wouldn't have anyone's personal information. The information is brought over a secure channel. it does not stay on the screen at all,” Mike Bryant said.

The technology also offers social networking for those who choose to use it, along with medical information about their ailment.

“This concept was born out of eastern Kentucky and this entire, very high tech software was developed in eastern Kentucky and will be launched in eastern Kentucky and I think has the potential to revolutionize healthcare,” Bryant said.

“It's amazing the technology that can be done to help across Kentucky and West Virginia and the arc region and hopefully eventually across the United States,” Judge Conley said.

Bryant and Conley hope to show off the technology to Governor Beshear when he speaks at the technology center Tuesday morning.

The first screen will be installed in the Morgan County ARH in the next 30 days, and all 20 ARH hospitals should have the technology installed in the next three to six months.

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  • by Tom Location: Eastern KY on May 6, 2008 at 11:16 AM
    I think this is fantastic. It's hard telling what future lies in store for Eastern Kentucky. These guys are doing a great thing.
  • by Mike on May 6, 2008 at 05:52 AM
    Very good idea. The state Medicaid system needs to be linked to this card to prevent various people using one Medicaid card and to help track doctor shopping. Very good idea. Hope all accept and use it.


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