Calgary Laboratory Services Cites TeleMED
The following is an excerpt from the 2012 Achievement Report issued by Calgary Laboratory Services:
Paperless ECG Project
‘Telemed’ an electronic web based ECG system, is now available in all Patient Service Centres (PSC) and Mobile Collection Services (MCS). The system electronically transmits ECG tracings, captured via desktop or Netbook computers, to one of the designated ‘Default Readers – Cardiologist’ who have been given electronic read capability on the system. Within minutes, the readers can review and interpret the tracing via the web and the interpreted final report is printed at the DSC later that day or the next day if the ECG is captured late in the day. ‘Telemed’ has not only decreased turnaround-time but also allows greater tracking and monitoring of the entire process.