5 Benefits of Hemodynamic Monitoring Systems

2012-04-04
 

hemodynamic monitoring system benefitsIt wasn’t too long ago that hemodynamic monitoring was difficult, cumbersome and fully analog.  Today of course, with the advent of digital computerized systems, “hemodynamic monitoring” has become synonymous with procedural charting.  Now the technologist is not only responsible for “true” hemodynamic monitoring, they must divert some of their attention to charting and recoding of the case.

This requires the hemodynamic monitoring system to be easy and streamlined to use, and to fully integrate the many facets of hemodynamic monitoring with the latest requirements to electronically track inventory, capture billing, assist in physician reporting and collect data for registry submissions. McKesson’s Horizon Cardiology Hemo system, for example,

  1. Provides an intuitive interface which gives users immediate or one-click access to the patient’s hemodynamic and other medical information.
  2. Supports all required acquisition, sampling, monitoring and calculation capabilities for all age groups.
  3. Facilitates parallel workflows – allowing a nurse to be charting in the room at the same time as the technologist monitoring and recording in the control room. After the procedure, the physician can be working on their report (even before the patient leaves the room) while the technologist simultaneously completes the hemo report.
  4. Integrates Fractional Flow Reserve with automatic documentation of results and waveforms into the patient report.
  5. Eliminates redundant data entry with the single platform design that provides a complete CV EMR including images, reports, waveforms, inventory management and charge management.

Such a system gives clinicians and other caregivers’ up-to-the-second hemodynamic information about patients, enabling them to respond quickly in the dynamic environment of the catheterization lab.

Is it time to upgrade your hemodynamic monitoring system in your catheterization lab? Is it time, in other words, to improve patient care, and to streamline the periprocedural workflow of your catheterization environment?

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