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Implementation of Cardio Server: Paper-Based versus Digital Migration

Posted by Allison Fawber on January 4, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Whether your hospital or clinic has been managing digital diagnostic test results for years, or you are just now thinking of going digital with an ECG Management System, Epiphany has a process for implementing Cardio Server to suit your needs.

Paper-Based:

If your institution is currently storing diagnostic test results in a patient folder or scanning them directly into your EMR without an electronic signature, consider Epiphany’s PDF Naming Wizard.

This feature, which was a customer’s idea originally that we then implemented, offers a suite of workflow productivity tools associated with scanning in paper reports. With Epiphany’s Naming Wizard you can:

Doctor viewing Patient Records
  • Import and categorize PDF studies for a variety of different diagnostic test results including ECG data

  • Electronically import and assign patient demographic information via ADT or an orders feed

  • Assign studies to a physician or physician group

  • Access studies from virtually anywhere using a standard web browser

  • Compare new studies to previously captured patient studies including ECGs

  • Enable physicians to view and add interpretations and electronically sign a report prior to sending the result to your EMR

  • Reporting capabilities for quality assurance and process improvement

Epiphany works with you to ensure that this process is accurate and organized. If your hospital does not want to scan in old studies with the PDF Naming Wizard, your physicians can simply view the new digital study on Cardio Server and compare it to the previous, paper study.


Digital ECG Migration:

Doctor using Cardio Server

For hospitals with an existing ECG management system, we can digitally migrate your legacy ECG data into Cardio Server. Epiphany extracts ECGs from the source ECG management system, processes the data, then loads processed ECGs into Cardio Server making it available for visual comparison and Epiphany’s Intelligent Serial Comparison. 

ECG comparison is important because it helps show the reading physician how an ECG study has changed from the previous one. Most Epiphany customers that had already owned an ECG management system request a migration, since the ECG data is already digital.

For more information on implementation for a paper-based or digital migration of ECG data, leave a comment below and your question will be answered promptly. 

Topics: Intelligent Serial Comparison, scanning studies, legacy ECG data, scanning test results, PDF Naming Wizard

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