GE Healthcare and AliveCor have announced a partnership to deliver medical-grade six-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs) taken by patients on an AliveCor KardiaMobile 6L ECG device outside of the hospital setting directly into GE Healthcare’s MUSE Cardiac Management System for physicians to view and evaluate.
“By teaming up with AliveCor, we are strengthening the connection between personal health and clinical decision making to transform cardiac care to be more convenient for patients and actionable for providers,” said Tom Westrick, president, and CEO of GE Healthcare’s Life Care Solutions business.
“The KardiaMobile 6L allows patients to conveniently monitor their heart health in any environment, and by integrating its data directly into MUSE, we are offering hospitals and health systems an unprecedented amount of information to leverage for patient care within their existing clinical workflow – with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes and reducing the number of cardiac-related hospitalizations and the costs associated with them.”
Currently, if the patient chooses to share the remote ECG, a physician sees AliveCor six-lead ECGs on a patient’s phone in an office visit or a PDF emailed by the patient. However, because the data is not integrated into the clinical workflow of the EMR or MUSE, the physician cannot easily compare the results to prior ECGs or relevant results from other diagnostic tools and tests. With the integration of data into MUSE, the physician can compare the patient’s most recent KardiaMobile 6L ECG to prior ECGs or other relevant results, expanding diagnostic capabilities through continuity of care, the organisations said in a press release.
“Delivering medically validated ECG readings taken with KardiaMobile 6L directly into MUSE can help facilitate closer connection and better communication about treatment and care between physicians and their patients, even when they are not physically together,” said Priya Abani, CEO of AliveCor. “This integration directly supports our mission of transforming cardiology with intelligent, highly personalised heart data and connected cardiac care services by offering providers information that can be integrated seamlessly into their clinical practices, and patients the convenience, privacy, and reliability of ECG readings they can perform at home or on the go.”