eCardio Diagnostics Launches New Atrial Fibrillation Information System
May 18, 2009 - eCardio Diagnostics launched its Web-based Atrial Fibrillation Information System (AFIS) at Heart Rhythm 2009 in Boston last week to help physicians manage patient data, images and ECGs in one electronic medical record tailored specifically for AF patients.
The informatics solution provides a longitudinal view of AF and tachyarrhythmic patients for teaching, research and clinical management. The company says it is the first comprehensive software application that gathers all clinical information in one place for AF patient management.
"Managing patients with atrial fibrillation is a daunting task, requiring the physician to evaluate numerous data sources, such as films, sonogram images and ECG reports," said Nassir Marrouche, M.D., director of the Atrial Fibriliation Program at the University of Utah School of Medicine. "We developed AFIS to provide a single-platform application that not only gathers relevant clinical information in one place, but also provides a number of analytical tools to enable doctors to provide the best care for our patients."
The system stores multimodality imaging studies, procedural reports, clinical notes, and patient history. The system allows for calculation of the left atrial scar. The information can be stripped of patient identifiers so it can be mined for clinical research and to participate in registries.
The system was developed in collaboration with an AF physician advisory board chaired by Dr. Marrouche.
The first installation is at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and will be followed by a select number of other institutions in 2009.
For more information: www.ecardio.com