EKG Machine, Spirometer and Holter Connect to an EMR

Posted on April 13, 2006 I Written By

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I’d wondered what products we could hook directly into an EMR and it made a lot of sense to me to have an EKG machine connect directly into your EMR. I finally found that it is definitely possible.

Here’s what was said at EMRUpdate about this type of connection:

The most popular EKG machine for EMR users is
the IQmark Digital ECG by Midmark. They also
have a spirometer and holter. The results of the
study are placed right into many EMR’s.
If an EMR doesn’t have this capability yet, you end
up scanning it in like other documents.

Here’s a link to the EKG, spirometer and holter offered by Midmark. Now I just have to check some pricing to see if and when we will be replacing our existing equipment. At least if I can export it to a document format then I know I can integrate it with my EMR.