Case Study: Cardiosoft ECG - The Manor Surgery
Nurse Olga James. RN.
We made the mistake of buying a competitive system, it never lived up to the salesman’s promises, we returned it and bought the Cardiosoft system
The Manor Surgery serves a large and diverse community within the town of Headington a few miles from Oxford city centre. Needing to replace their old traditional cart type ECG system the surgery went on the hunt for an electronic device that utilised the PC’s within the treatment rooms. The practice staff had some specific features in mind when choosing.
• Easy to use
• Integrated directly into the medical record
• Compatible with electronic referral
• Future proof and fully endorsed by the patient record system provider (EMIS).
The practice deliberated for some time and in the end was convinced by a competitor system with claims that it matched all of the above and was a little cheaper. After several attempts to make the system do what was promised the practice returned the device and spent a little extra on the Cardiosoft solution. They have not looked back since.
“Our existing ECG system was becoming more and more unreliable and we found we were spending precious time cutting up ECG’s and scanning them onto the medical record which involved 4 people and about 12 minutes per ECG just on administration, we decided that we need to invest in a new electronic ECG system that utilised the treatment room computers, We needed a device that would allow us to place the ECG onto the medical record and found the Cardiosoft ECG system being promoted by EMIS on the partners programme webpage. We contacted Numed Healthcare direct and had a demonstration, the demonstration went well but we needed to look at other devices as the product seemed to cost more than other PC based ECG systems.
We made the mistake of buying a competitive system, it never lived up to the salesman’s promises, we returned it and bought the Cardiosoft system from Numed – we are so pleased we bit the bullet and spent the extra money on what we now understand is the best system available with complete integration into our medical record system.
Numed Healthcare has been superb, with onsite installation and training the device worked from day one, we can also call the support team if we ever have a problem.
We now completely understand the difference between fully integrated ECG solutions and the others! We look forward to hearing of other developments from Numed."