The image of a doctor dictating his clinical findings harkens back to a slower-paced, less tech-intensive society. While many cardiologists still rely on this old-style information exchange, cardiology departments are moving away from dictation, and embracing structured reporting.
Structured reporting, which allows for the easy collection of information into discrete data fields, is especially relevant for hemodynamic monitoring. An integrated hemodynamic system can automatically populate the physician cath report with the invasive procedure details, saving the physician significant time in documenting the procedure. In addition, many of these same fields are required for registry submission