The National project 'Territorial Tele-Cardiology' aims to make easily available the ECG diagnosis in the Medical ambulatory and patients home by supporting the diagnostic phase by telephonic consult with an expert cardiologist. General practitioners (GP) were equipped by standard 12 leads electrocardiograph with internal modem for the connection to the consultant station placed at the closer Coronary Care Unit. The connection between GP to the cardiologist was organized in asynchronous way, with the incoming list of on-processing ECG available 24 hour a day. The network has been in progress since 1997 and is now available for 15000 patients with a used rate of 54±8 ECG per week. Averaged time of response was 1.5 days and always lower than 3 days. In conclusion, the project demonstrated the feasibility and utility of a Tele-Cardiology network, offering improved access to specialty service even in rural and mountain area.

Standard communication protocol for ECG exchange in tele-cardiology network for rural areas: three years project experience / Nollo, G.; Nones, M.; Malossi, C.; Conforti, F.; Batocletti, B.. - In: COMPUTERS IN CARDIOLOGY. - ISSN 0276-6574. - STAMPA. - 2000, 27:(2000), pp. 663-666. [10.1109/CIC.2000.898611]

Standard communication protocol for ECG exchange in tele-cardiology network for rural areas: three years project experience

Nollo G.;
2000

Abstract

The National project 'Territorial Tele-Cardiology' aims to make easily available the ECG diagnosis in the Medical ambulatory and patients home by supporting the diagnostic phase by telephonic consult with an expert cardiologist. General practitioners (GP) were equipped by standard 12 leads electrocardiograph with internal modem for the connection to the consultant station placed at the closer Coronary Care Unit. The connection between GP to the cardiologist was organized in asynchronous way, with the incoming list of on-processing ECG available 24 hour a day. The network has been in progress since 1997 and is now available for 15000 patients with a used rate of 54±8 ECG per week. Averaged time of response was 1.5 days and always lower than 3 days. In conclusion, the project demonstrated the feasibility and utility of a Tele-Cardiology network, offering improved access to specialty service even in rural and mountain area.
Nollo, G.; Nones, M.; Malossi, C.; Conforti, F.; Batocletti, B.
Standard communication protocol for ECG exchange in tele-cardiology network for rural areas: three years project experience / Nollo, G.; Nones, M.; Malossi, C.; Conforti, F.; Batocletti, B.. - In: COMPUTERS IN CARDIOLOGY. - ISSN 0276-6574. - STAMPA. - 2000, 27:(2000), pp. 663-666. [10.1109/CIC.2000.898611]
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