Case Study: Cardiosoft ECG - St Stephens Gate Medical Practice
Maxine Copson - Nurse Manager, Norwich
"We wanted a fully integrated 12 Lead ECG and had heard that the Numed system was the best on the market. After the demonstration all the Partners and staff were impressed and we decided to go ahead with our purchase"
St Stephens Gate Medical Practice is a large purpose built city centre practice serving the needs of around 13,000 patients. The practice offers a wide range of onsite services including 12 lead ECG. Both of their existing ECG systems were dated and one was broken, so they felt it was time to source new equipment.
We use TPP SystmOne and wanted a fully integrated 12 lead ECG system to replace our old devices. Numed were considered the best on the market. We had two old style ECG machines but one had just broken. We used to have to mount the ECG, scan it and then file it in the patient record. The quality wasn’t very good and they were difficult to interpret on the document viewer. After the demonstration all the Partners and staff were impressed and we decided to go ahead with our purchase.
The system is very easy to use. We have one unit but the software is loaded onto several of our computers so that we can use the system in a number of different rooms. The quality of the ECG is excellent, easy to read and therefore interpret. It is automatically filed into the patient record and there is no risk of a printed ECG being lost or incorrectly filed. It is possible, however, to print out a copy if the patient needs to be admitted to hospital. The report can also be sent electronically because it is a PDF file.
The patients are very impressed with the speed with which we now perform this test. We are very pleased with this product and the ongoing service of Numed Healthcare and hope to buy more of their products in the future.