Agfa HealthCare announced the availability of a customer case study detailing how Coshocton County Memorial Hospital in Coshocton, Ohio, has experienced gains in efficiency and clinician satisfaction as a result of implementing Agfa HealthCare's Impax HeartStation. This solution automates the processing and storage of electrocardiograms (ECGs).
The system provides a single point of access to historical and current ECG exams and improves physician access to exams by providing the ability to display, review, edit, confirm, print, and archive ECGs throughout the secure hospital network. Impax HeartStation eliminates paper exam printouts and can provide ECG access from a physician's office or home.
"Prior to working with Agfa HealthCare, we had scores of ECGs, which required laborious, time-consuming searches," says Steve Feller, director of the hospital's cardiac lab and stress rooms. "Now our physicians can compare a patient's most recent ECG with ECGs going back some three years. And they can do it 24/7—at any time of the day or night—from home, office, or while traveling."
"We're pleased to be able to work with Coshocton County Memorial Hospital and help them in their quest to deliver 'the right care right here' with a comprehensive cardio solution that gives clinicians anywhere, anytime access to their cardiology records," said Lisa Braunreuther, global business manager, cardiology IT for Agfa HealthCare.