News | March 10, 2008

Cardiac Science Delivers 282 ECG Systems

March 11, 2008 - Cardiac Science Corp. completed a delivery of 282 electrocardiograph systems (ECGs) to Mexico’s Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado (ISSSTE), representing the single largest ECG order in Cardiac Science history.

ISSSTE is Mexico’s main Mexican hospital network for millions of government workers, and chose Cardiac Science to upgrade services throughout the hospital system and give healthcare practitioners in remote locations access to faraway cardiology experts. Instrumentation Technologies de Mexico, Cardiac Science’s exclusive distributor in Mexico, managed the sale. Cardiac Science ECG devices come with communications features to network ECG patient data and allow practitioners to send ECG results to hospital information (HIS), electronic medical record (EMR), and other systems throughout the network.

ISSSTE chose the Burdick Atria 6100 ECG system and Cardiac Science. The units have 12-channel waveform, a large color LCD and can reportedly store up to 300 ECG records. The systems connect the facility with practitioners whose only means to transmit data today is fax and modem, said a hospital spokesperson.

According to Cardiac Science, its electrocardiographs can be integrated using HeartCentrix, the Cardiac Science cardiac informatics system, to connect with HIS, EMR and other systems. The ECG devices all include options for Wi-Fi, wired Ethernet, wireless 802.11 communications and Bluetooth connectivity.

For more information: www.cardiacscience.com

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