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Regional 12-Lead EKG Transmission Program


The STRAC Regional Cardiac Systems Committee, in conjunction with the STRAC Regional Emergency Department Operations Committee, has worked over the past year to identify a platform for transmitting EKG’s from EMS to the Emergency Department in a timely and consistent matter for Heart Alert patients. After reviewing and trialing several products on the market, these committees brought the task in house, developing the 12-Lead EKG Transmission Tool, utilizing MEDCOM as the hub of the project.

Once EMS identifies the STEMI patient, the Paramedic takes a picture of the 12-lead EKG, then sends the image via text to MEDCOM with the agency name, unit number, and name of the receiving PCI Center (Example: SAFD M31 to UHS). MEDCOM then forwards the image and text information to the receiving PCI Center Emergency Department. The ER’s have been set up with an iPad as a receiving station, with the capability to forward the image to Cardiology. No PHI data or images, eliminating HIPAA concerns. This is a win-win for our region:

   Decision quality EKG images for ER Physicians and Cardiology
   Meets tenets of the STRAC Regional PCI Facility & EMS Heart Alert Agencies LOA
   MEDCOM will store the EKG images for performance improvement needs
   No cost to EMS; low cost solution for hospitals

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