Stereotaxis Launches Odyssey Cinema Studio For Online Procedure Broadcasts
November 21, 2011 — Stereotaxis Inc. announced the launch of Odyssey Cinema Studio, a clinical procedure online broadcast platform. The system provides a turn-key solution for hospitals to facilitate high definition remote physician collaboration and global medical education.
The system is the latest addition to the company's Odyssey family of products. They provide hospitals with the necessary information management platform to manage, control, share and broadcast clinical data. Hospitals can now share a comprehensive view of live and recorded clinical procedures from anywhere around the world for the delivery of global medical education.
Procedures broadcasted on the Odyssey Network feature a consolidated view of the systems within the interventional lab in high definition, preserving the fine details of diagnostic and imaging data. Physicians will be able to conduct an Internet-based broadcast and presentation with minimal preparation time to a virtually unlimited number of participants.
"Odyssey is an optimal solution for capturing and delivering synchronized procedure information throughout hospitals. We acquired Odyssey after careful review to select what we felt is the most advanced technology to support the initiatives of our world-class practice," said Yaariv Khaykin, M.D., FRCPC, FACC, FHRS director, Newmarket Electrophysiology Research Group, Southlake Regional Health Centre. "We are excited to begin using the Cinema Studio upgrade since we anticipate it will take the platform to a whole new level by allowing our institution to broadcast and collaborate in an unprecedented way."
The system can be purchased by hospitals as a premium version of the Odyssey Cinema offering or as an upgrade to existing Odyssey Cinema installations. Stereotaxis has completed initial upgrades at two world-class hospitals including the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas and Southlake Regional Healthcare Centre in Ontario, Canada. The company expects to fulfill the first new customer delivery in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Stereotaxis also announced an agreement with the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education LLC (NACCME) as the exclusive live broadcast platform for delivering medical education via the Odyssey Cinema Studio. NACCME, an accredited medical education provider, is introducing the Cardiovascular Learning Network (CVLN) to bring high-quality education to its network of more than 26,000 cardiovascular medical professionals.
Stereotaxis and NACCME/CVLN will jointly broadcast educationally relevant cases to the worldwide cardiovascular community. These cases will also include the ability for participants to interact with world-renowned professionals through online question and answer capabilities.
"We expect that Internet-enabled procedure broadcasts will transform medical education as participants can remotely view procedures in high definition, often related to the latest medical treatment techniques used by world-class physicians," said Michael P. Kaminski, Stereotaxis president and CEO.
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