Keeping the Pace with PrognoCIS’ Cardiology EMR
According to a Chicago Sun Times article, the rate of pacemaker implantation in the U.S. has risen 56 percent from 1993 to 2009. It’s safe to say that the average cardiology practice has become markedly busier within that 16-year span as well. PrognoCIS cardiology EMR’s specialized exam templates, in conjunction with cardiopulmonary monitoring device interface, improves practice workflow, leaving the cardiologist more time to help more patients.
Cardiologists use a lot of equipment. The cardiopulmonary system requires very meticulous testing and monitoring, leaving little room for error – for obvious reasons! Advancing technology unites monitoring devices like Holter recorders, spirometers and electrocardiographs with EMR software for a seamless transition of data. The cardiology software solution by Bizmatics is designed to interface with Welch Allyn and Midmark brand monitoring systems. Using compatible devices with the EMR saves the physician valuable time that would previously be spent entering and re-entering data.
At the beginning of each patient encounter, demographic data such as name, date of birth, age, sex and preferred language are entered into the EMR database in the patient’s chart. With EMR-friendly cardiopulmonary devices, the software solution eliminates the need for repetitive data entry before the use of each piece of equipment. Demographic data is automatically supplied to the device from the data collected in the EMR. In return, the results collected and read by the device are instantly transferred to EMR – no need for manual entry or waiting on upload time – greatly reducing the time spent on repeated keystrokes. Along with saving time, the automatic information transfer preserves the accuracy of the data, which results in saving countless more lives.