FDA clears GlobalMed's medical imaging cloud software

By Jonah Comstock
05:33 am

GlobalMed CapSure CloudScottsdale, Arizona-based GlobalMed, a maker of connected health devices and software platforms, received FDA 510(k) clearance for its CapSure Cloud medical image-sharing software, formerly known as CONi Solutions. The software suite is cleared as a Class 2 device.

The company initially announced the software in February 2012, describing it as "an enterprise-wide cloud solution that delivers visible and invisible light medical images to any computer, tablet or smartphone wherever there is internet connectivity." As seen in this video from July 2012, CapSure Cloud is one half of a software system with CapSure, a software platform for capturing, storing and forwarding medical images.

"We are pleased to be able to provide clinicians with the means to access and collaborate with critical patient data information at any time, from any location, across multiple devices," Joel E. Barthelemy, GlobalMed Founder and Managing Director, said in a statement last month. "This web-based platform is a powerful offering that will enable secure transferring of images and, ultimately, faster clinical decision making."

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CapSure Cloud "enables studies from multiple modalities, such as CT, MRI, X-ray and ultrasound, to be accessed from anywhere in the world and stored," GlobalMed says on its product page. It recommends the software for teleradiology, teledermatology, teletrauma and teleobstetrics. It also mentions that the cloud software even allows patients to access their images.

The press release from last year detailed some of the ways that the software, then known as CONi, functions with mobile devices.

"Once the DICOM format images are uploaded to the cloud, CONi can notify a clinician’s smartphone that they are ready for viewing. After connecting to the CONi Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) and selecting a study, the CONi Viewer allows the physician to zoom in or zoom out, brighten or darken the image, increase or decrease contrast, even play a series of images. This can be done with finger-pinch, swipe and other touchscreen controls on an iPad or iPhone."

A spokesperson for the company told MobiHealthNews that although CapSure Cloud, then known as CONi, was announced at HIMSS in February 2012, it wasn't ever sold, as the company was still awaiting FDA clearance.

In April, Austin, Texas-based Docbook partnered with mobile PACS company Medweb to create Docbook Gateway, a software offering with similar functionality to GlobalMed's Capsure Cloud. Docbook's offering leveraged Medweb's existing FDA clearance.

Last year, MobiHealthNews wrote about GlobalMed when it was named the seventh-fastest growing private health company in the country by Inc. Magazine. According to Inc, the company brought in revenues of $26.3 million in 2011.


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