Web-enabled cardiology system from Cardiac Science
2 October 2005
Bothell, Wash., USA. Cardiac Science Corporation has launched a web
version of its Pyramis cardiology data management system. Authorised
users will be able to access cardiology data with full privileges fro
anywhere. It will also allow further integration with the Cerner
Millennium hospital information system.
The system allows storage, editing, retrieval, and sharing of data from
electrocardiographs, cardiac stress tests, Holter tests, and 12-lead ECGs
from bedside monitors. In following the trend towards digitization of
patient data, medical devices are being integrated with data management
systems, allowing import of diagnostic data directly into patient records.
Pyramis pulls together data from various diagnostic cardiology devices,
allowing it to be integrated with other data management systems.
According to Kathryn Coleman, CCT, the Lead Tech for Noninvasive
Cardiovascular Diagnostic Services at St. Agnes Hospital in Fresno, CA,
"Pyramis has made it easier for our Medical Staff to read ECGs online, which
in turn has improved our efficiency and productivity. We had a high level of
physician satisfaction with the original system, but we're finding that
they're even more pleased with the Web version."
"Over the past two years, we have made several improvements to Pyramis,
including this new web version. We are very excited about the possibilities
this will open up for our customers and, as a result, the potential for
worldwide growth for our data management and device solutions. The new web
version also supports our agreement with the Cerner Corporation by providing
the communication infrastructure to seamlessly integrate our respective
management systems," stated Atul Jhalani, Vice President of marketing.
In November, 2004 Cardiac Science (at the time Quinton Cardiology)
announced a global value-added reseller agreement with the Cerner
Corporation under which Cerner distributes the Pyramis data management
system. As part of this agreement, Cerner will develop an interface to
Pyramis with its hospital information system architecture, Cerner
Millennium, expanding the ability of both companies to provide advanced,
integrated solutions for managing cardiology data for hospitals and