Sunday, September 12, 2010

Telemedicine Helping OTN

Zargis Medical Corp, a majority owned subsidiary of Speedus Corp. announced that the company has signed an agreement with the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to provide for the delivery and testing of the Zargis telemedicine remote stethoscope system.

OTN is one of the world’s largest telemedicine networks and operates as an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the Government of Ontario, Canada. OTN provides access to care for patients in every hospital in Ontario and hundreds of other healthcare locations across the province. In 2010, OTN will conduct more than 100,000 patient visits over more than 2,000 telemedicine systems.

The core component of the telemedicine stethoscope system, TeleSteth™ is the Zargis Cardioscan heart sounds analysis software and the StethAssist ® heart and lung sounds visualization software. TeleSteth was developed to extend the practice of auscultation to situations (listening with a stethoscope) and environments where face-to-face encounters are not always convenient or feasible.

This platform allows healthcare professionals to share heart, lung, and airway sounds with colleagues located across the globe using the internet or a private network. TeleSteth permits patient sounds to be remotely evaluated in real-time (synchronous) or in the store-and-forward (asynchronous) mode.

TeleSteth is designed to be accessed from a user’s PC via a standard internet browser and is available for organizations that require users to access stethoscope sounds from within their private network and can be deployed via a secure enterprise server platform. All components of the telemedicine stethoscope system are HIPAA compliant.

“OTN is one of the world’s most sophisticated telemedicine networks and we are pleased to have been selected as the vendor of teleauscultation solutions for their vast network of healthcare professionals throughout Canada’s most populous province,” said Zargis CEO John Kallassy.

For more details about the company’s teleauscultation tools or to arrange for a demonstration, call (609) 488-4608. For additional information, contact Peter Hodge at (888) 773-3669 (ext. 23) or email or visit and