Leeds Firm Create Heart Monitors Fitted at Home for Cardiac Patients
A Rawdon-based company has introduced a new clinical system designed to improve medical care for cardiac patients.
08:19 04 August 2021
EMIS Group has successfully launched heart monitors and an innovative medical system designed to improve medical care for cardiac patients.
The Rawdon-based company's new clinical system allows patients to avoid having to go to the hospital and instead, be fitted with heart monitors at home. The EMIS Web system, which can be accessed via laptops, enables doctors to assess and manage 3,000 patients a year in the community without the need for patients to leave their homes. Through data-sharing agreements with individual practices, the patient's GPs can view the patient's full medical record, enabling more informed care.
The system helps cut the waiting time from 18 weeks for a first outpatient appointment to six weeks.
Dr Matt Jackson, a GPwSI and director of Integrated Cardiology Solutions said: “The ability for our doctors to view a referred patient’s full care record via EMIS is the most important benefit.
“We get limited information from a remote consultation compared to seeing a patient face-to-face. We can’t examine them or observe their current state of health, so we rely on what they tell us, but this is significantly less over the phone or video than they would give us face-to-face. Being able to see their complete care record and medical history helps us to fill in the blanks and ask the right questions to make a robust diagnosis.”