New DICOM solutions can connect Q-Stress and Q-Tel cardiac rehab to healthcare information systems





Cardiac Science, a global leader in advanced cardiac diagnosis, resuscitation, rehabilitation, and informatics products, today added DICOM connectivity to its Quinton Q-Stress cardiac stress testing system and Quinton Q-Tel cardiac rehabilitation system.

Cardiac Science, a global leader in advanced cardiac diagnosis, resuscitation, rehabilitation, and informatics products, today added DICOM connectivity to its Quinton Q-Stress cardiac stress testing system and Quinton Q-Tel cardiac rehabilitation system.

Director of Diagnostic Marketing for Cardiac Science Rene Mitchell said, With DICOM and HL7 technologies, Cardiac Science is prepared to serve the hospitals and physicians ready to take advantage of the Economic Stimulus Bill. his is another critical step in our path to be the diagnostic connectivity leaders.

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.
  • Easy implementation: Little to no HIS customization is required.
  • Easy maintenance: There is little to no difficulty updating links as an HIS evolves.

First to offer DICOM connectivity to cardiac rehab segment

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 connectivity.

"More cardiac rehab centers will connect their patient records to HIS systems. Our DICOM and HL7 connectivity options will make the move much easier," Mitchell added.

About Cardiac Science

Cardiac Science develops, manufactures, and markets a family of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology devices and systems, including automated external defibrillators (AED), electrocardiograph devices (ECG/EKG), cardiac stress treadmill and systems, Holter monitoring systems, hospital defibrillators, cardiac rehabilitation telemetry systems, and cardiology data management systems (informatics) that connect with hospital information (HIS), electronic medical record (EMR), and other information systems. The company sells a variety of related products and consumables and provides a portfolio of training, maintenance, and support services. Cardiac Science, the successor to the cardiac businesses that established the trusted Burdick(R), HeartCentrix(R), Powerheart(R), and Quinton(R) brands, is headquartered in Bothell, Washington. With customers in more than 100 countries worldwide, the company has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. For information, call 425.402.2000 or visit http://www.cardiacscience.com.