Healthcare Industry News: telemedicine
News Release - August 22, 2011
Cook Medical Brings Portable Imaging System to Urologists with Launch of endogo(R) HDPortable endoscopic camera can share images instantly with patients and colleagues
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- Cook Medical recently launched the endogo® HD Portable Endoscopic Imaging System by Envisionier Medical Technology, Inc. The endogo HD has the ability to capture, store and share endoscopic images, making it possible for doctors to share information with patients instantly, simplify collaboration between colleagues and potentially reduce costs by eliminating the need for repeat procedures.1
With high definition video and still-image capture capabilities in a compact, portable setup, endogo HD allows a physician to share and review exam findings with the patient or family immediately following the exam, at the patient’s bedside or in a waiting room. A resident can also share captures with the attending physician, which may reduce the need for repeat procedures. With the endogo HD, OR imaging capabilities can now be available throughout the facility, wherever a procedure is performed. The combination of data acquisition, storage, management and the synchronization of patient folders in an easy-to-use Web application makes it possible to send an image or video over a secured connection to a referring doctor outside the facility.
Equally beneficial is the compatibility of the endogo HD with EMR systems. eGoWorks™, the online data storage and collaborative software that is compatible with the endogo HD, allows the data acquired with the portable camera to be used within EMR systems.
“We are excited about endogo HD because it truly underscores Cook’s commitment to physicians and their patients,” said Jean-Marc Creissel, global leader of Cook’s Urology business unit. “The technology simplifies the process of storing and sharing medical images. The benefits around care, ease of use and potential cost savings are significant because this technology streamlines how physicians interact with each other, their patients and external facilities.”
The endogo HD easily couples with both flexible and rigid endoscopes, transforming the captured images and video from analog to digital. The camera also has built-in light source optimization for high-quality imaging and a 3.5 inch removable LCD touch-screen (eGo™) for multimedia playback.
About Cook Medical
Founded in 1963, Cook Medical pioneered many of the medical devices now commonly used to perform minimally invasive medical procedures throughout the body. Today, the company integrates medical devices, drugs and biologic grafts to enhance patient safety and improve clinical outcomes. Since its inception, Cook has operated as a family-held private corporation. For more information, visit www.cookmedical.com. Follow Cook Medical on Twitter @cookmedicalpr and @CookUro.
1 Lemonnier LA, Treadway CK, Lin HS, et al. The feasibility of telemedicine in fiberoptic laryngoscopy. Laryngoscope. 2010;120(suppl S3):S10.
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