October 7, 2008

Given Imaging Introduces New Rapid 5 Access Software

Given Imaging, a developer and marketer of gastrointestinal diagnostic products, has launched Rapid 5 Access, a new software that reportedly facilitates physicians' reading PillCam videos anytime, anywhere with the most advanced software tools.

According to the company, Rapid 5 Access brings many advantages to the capsule endoscopy program: it utilizes existing computers and network system to create, manage and store PillCam studies; imports patient demographic data for easy patient check-in; and exports procedure reports and images for use in electronic medical record systems.

In addition, Rapid 5 Access makes available all of the latest capabilities and features offered by Rapid 5, the latest PillCam capsule endoscopy reading software, the company said.

Homi Shamir, president and CEO of Given Imaging, said: "Rapid 5 Access goes one step further in making PillCam capsule endoscopy fit seamlessly into the workflow of a physician's office. Integration into a facility's software system further reduces the amount of time spent on process and frees the physician and staff to spend more time caring for patients."