Getting called in to check on a patient while spending time with the family is a regular part of life for cardiologists. It’s also important for the patient to get a quick diagnosis of ECG readings, which is why GE Healthcare has partnered with Airstrip Technologies to link GE’s MUSE Cardiology Information System with Airstrip’s Cardiology app for iPhones and iPads. Using the system, physicians can look at live patient tracings whether they’re on a different hospital floor or playing softball with the kids.
Remote ECG measurements are challenging because changes as small as 0.5 millimeters can indicate the presence of a serious or emergency heart condition. AirStrip Cardiology’s high resolution can detect such small differences through completely interactive iPad or iPhone views. Unlike traditional remote diagnostics, zooming in on waveforms does not affect visual clarity. With AirStrip Cardiology, clinical information is available from 12- and 15-lead ECGs, supporting high precision levels. Clinicians can view current data and historical tests conducted up to one year ago, in ten-second increments.
Regardless of where remote cardiologists are when a critical decision is needed, they can leverage AirStrip Cardiology to quickly determine the best treatment paths for their patients. This may reduce the need to return to the hospital or access a computer connected to the hospital network. A remote cardiologist can now use AirStrip Cardiology to precisely measure ECG waveforms, helping on-site ED clinicians determine, for example, if a patient requires cath lab intervention.
Based on a GE Healthcare and AirStrip global alliance for in-hospital cardiac diagnostics, U.S. hospitals can now purchase AirStrip Cardiology through GE Healthcare. The technology directly links to the GE Healthcare MUSE Cardiology Information System, a central cardiac repository that facilitates ECG analysis, supporting informed clinical decisions.
A native application, AirStrip Cardiology is specifically designed for iPad and iPhone screens, functionality and mobile environments. Instead of clicking through each step with a mouse or keyboard, clinicians can use their fingers and touch to quickly zoom and switch between viewing formats.
In 2010, the FDA cleared the platform behind AirStrip Cardiology. This technology is HIPAA compliant and uses state-of-the-art security protocols and cloud computing to securely transmit information rather than allowing data to reside on the mobile device, thereby enhancing privacy protections.
Here’s a tutorial of AirStrip Cardiology:
Press release: Hospital Clinicians Can Now View Up-to-the-Moment ECG Data on iPads, iPhones
Product pages: GE MUSE Cardiology Information System; AirStrip Cardiology…