ComView to set up new Web portal for cardiac specific tele-consulting

Pleasanton 04 January 2001ComView Corporation, a provider of cardiac imaging management systems for hospitals, catheterisation labs and echocardiology facilities, has launched its second generation Internet portal site for the transmission and storage of dynamic cardiac images. This new cardiac specific telemedicine site allows physicians to send, store, review, and share complete full-motion cardiac studies with anyone anywhere in the world through a highly secure Internet connection.

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The unique and first-of-its-kind service was initially presented at last year's American College of Cardiology meeting at the occasion of which over 3000 cardiologists registered for the service within the first thirty days. "The demand for the service has required us to dramatically upgrade the technology behind the scenes", stated ComView's Chief Technology Officer Shailander Mangla.

"The combination of using the latest Java Server Pages technology and Oracle's Software Query Language (SQL) database on the Linux platform has given the site the ability to reliably handle many thousands of transactions per day. We are now properly positioned to scale as needed to accommodate all of the cardiac clinicians who visit the site."

Currently, ComView utilises Exodus Communications to host the portal site and handle the physical security needs. "We selected Exodus because we knew that our customers would demand the highest level of reliability and security", explained Mr. Mangla. "As the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) becomes more of a concern for hospitals, every step of the process of handling patient data should be vitally important. Exodus forms the industry leader in mission critical enterprise operations and provides ComView's customers the highest-level service and security in the industry."

ComView freely distributes its cardiac viewer, called ViewStar-PC, as well as the telemedicine service at its Web site. The basic service is accessible free of charge and is underwritten by leaders in the field of cardiology, such as Medtronic, Guidant, Eli Lilly, and Boston Scientific. The company plans to offer data warehousing storage and remote access as a subscription service in the coming months.

ComView Corporation is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative products for cardiology and is funded by Menlo Ventures, a venture firm with over $1 billion under management. The company offers a full line of high-performance digital products to record, view, archive, network, and generate reports for workstations that support cath lab, angiography, and ultrasound imaging needs. The new cardiac specific telemedicine service is available at http://www.etelecardiology.com.


Leslie Versweyveld

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