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Cardiology Telemedicine

The REACH Health Cardiology Telemedicine solution is designed to address the initial care of a patient presenting to an emergency department (ED) or clinical care setting with a cardiac problem.  Using the REACH Cardiology Telemedicine solution, a remote specialist conducts exams using comprehensive, specialty‐​focused workflow, treatment protocols and clinical data, in conjunction with integrated imaging and real‐​time audio/​video.  Using optional peripheral devices such as an e‐​stethoscope, the cardiologist can also listen to breathing and heart sounds.

Clinical evaluations, workflows and supporting data are facilitated using REACH Clinical Widget® applications.  These include the patient’s medical and social history, lab results, X‐​rays, current and historical EKG, and more.  For patients presenting with chest pain, a “door‐​to‐​decision” timer is used to track elapsed time prior to recommended time‐​sensitive treatment such as thrombolytic therapy.

Clinical Workflow for Cardiology

The clinical workflows, enabled by REACH Clinical Widgets, foster a collaborative team approach for the bedside clinicians and remote specialist.  Throughout the process, key data needed to make an accurate treatment recommendation is always visible.  As each member of the treatment team updates information in REACH, the updates are highlighted for the other team members.

The remote specialist controls the camera to assess the patient and participate in a two‐​way audio/​visual exchange with the patient, clinical staff and/​or the attending physician. The specialist can review trended vital signs and lab values, and view any diagnostic test results all within the single REACH sign‐​on and application, on one device (laptop, tablet, etc.).

Treatment and additional follow‐​up test recommendations can be captured in REACH and at the conclusion of the telemedicine consultation, a detailed consult report is generated to provide a comprehensive view of the patient encounter.  The results of the consultation can also be uploaded to the patient’s medical records in the EMR system to ensure that historical treatment information is up to date.

Contact us to learn more or request a demonstration of this next‐​generation cardiology telemedicine solution.

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