CompuMed Offers GE Healthcare's ECG Technology for Telemedicine Platform

Collaboration Enhances CompuMed's ECG Data for Cardiologists With GE Healthcare's MAC 800 Technology


May 10, 2012

CardioGram System 907 is the latest evolution of CardioGram technology and combines data communications and telemedicine services to allow clinicians the ability to instantly access cardiologists for immediate ECG over-reads and teleconsulting. The new system offers features designed to meet the needs of markets such as rural healthcare, mental health facilities, surgery centers, assisted living centers and correctional healthcare.

The MAC 800 incorporates GE Healthcare's Hookup Advisor, which monitors lead signal quality and is designed to rapidly and effectively review ECG waveforms. It searches the recording for signs and causes of artifact, or noise that comes from sources other than the heart, including muscle artifact, baseline wonder, power line interference and electrode noise. Additionally, the MAC 800 provides real-time feedback to the health practitioner with suggestions for improved lead quality.

Low-quality ECGs can present challenges to accurate interpretation by technicians and by computerized ECG interpretation. Failure to minimize and recognize artifact while recording and to identify it during interpretation may result in an incorrect diagnosis of arrhythmias and other cardiac abnormalities, which can lead to unnecessary or inaccurate interventions and treatment.

CompuMed, Inc. announced it will offer GE Healthcare's compact ECG platform, the MAC 800, as part of its next-generation telemedicine enhanced electrocardiogram (ECG) system in May 2012.

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