Zargis Medical Corp., a subsidiary of Speedus Corp. recently announced that is has been cleared as an iPhone® developer and begun development of medical diagnostic support software and related peripherals for the iPhone and other leading smartphones.
Zargis has identified the handheld environment as a logical delivery platform for its telemedicine and diagnostic software initiatives, and plans to leverage the platform as a mobile support hub.
A recent report released by Manhattan Research stated that 64 percent of doctors, more than double the number eight years ago, own smartphones, and that this figure will increase to 81 percent penetration by 2012. However, despite this rapid adoption by physicians, currently available healthcare applications for these devices are generally limited to medical reference libraries, educational tools and medical record management.
“The future of healthcare delivery is about connectivity and mobility. Zargis' expertise in computer-aided auscultation and our advanced medical software platform positions us perfectly to create diagnostic software and peripherals that are a natural fit for smartphones. We intend to improve healthcare efficiency by helping bring medical technology to the patient, rather than the other way around,” stated Zargis CEO John Kallassy.