Cardiac Science adds DICOM to cardiac systems
7 April 2009
Cardiac Science (NASDAQ:CSCX) has added DICOM connectivity to its
Quinton Q-Stress cardiac stress testing system and Quinton Q-Tel cardiac
"With DICOM and HL7 technologies, Cardiac Science is prepared to
serve the hospitals and physicians ready to take advantage of the
Economic Stimulus Bill," Director of Diagnostic Marketing for Cardiac
Science Rene Mitchell said. "This is another critical step in our path
to be the diagnostic connectivity leaders."
The Quinton Q-Stress can now connect to hospital information systems
(HIS) and electronic medical records (EMR) in the way that works best
for each practice or hospital. Among its benefits,
- less administration: demographics, billing, and procedure codes
can be imported via bi-directional communication using DICOM or HL7.
- fewer errors and lost billing: Comprehensive tests can be
exported to minimize documentation errors.
- interoperability: Q-Stress can connect to virtually any EMR,
HIS, PACS, and other healthcare systems including GE Muse.
- eEasy implementation: Little to no HIS customization is
- easy maintenance: There is little to no difficulty updating
links as an HIS evolves.
Cardiac Science is the first to offer DICOM connectivity to the
cardiac rehabilitation segment. With the addition of DICOM and HL7
technology, Q-Tel now supports all the latest industry standards for
"More cardiac rehab centres will connect their patient records to HIS
systems. Our DICOM and HL7 connectivity options will make the move much
easier," Mitchell added.
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