ACC: Spacelabs offers workflow technologies

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Spacelabs Healthcare featured the Sentinel, a cardiology information management system, designed to provide hospitals with a paperless workflow, at the 59th annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.

The solution tracks data from noninvasive cardiology procedures—monitoring holter, 12-lead ECG, ambulatory blood pressure and ECG stress—in one modality.

“Sentinel gives technicians one place to go to manage workflow,” David Teixeira, product manager of information management and diagnostic cardiology at the company told Cardiovascular Business News.

Spacelabs developed Sentinel for workflow to bring multiple tests into one system for review. In addition, patient lists and data from Sentinel can be accessed online, and it is integrated into a facility’s EMR system. 

Additionally at ACC, the company launched the first phase of both its CardioExpress SL6 and SL12 cardiographs. According to Teixeira, the SL6 is a USB compatible, six-channel, networkable compact solution.

In comparison, the SL12 is more hospital based, equipped with a three-and-a-half hour battery life, 12-channels, and a touch screen. The device also features a one-button push to get reports and a sleep/wake button that offers an immediate boot time and will redirects and download information directly into Sentinel.

According to Teixeira, phase 2 of the device release will feature Wi-Fi.

“These products will give physicians what they need to get through their practice and work to improve physician access,” he said.

Additionally, the Issaquah, Wash.-based company featured its evo digital recorder, which is a patient monitoring holter device that weighs 2.5 ounces and can record up to 48 hours of data. The device is battery-less and can be recharged in the amount of time patient data is downloaded onto the Sentinel solution, according to Teixeira.

The company also featured its ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) 90217 Ultralite and 90207 ABP monitors, which feature a self-applying cuff and lightweight solution that adds to patient comfort.