1. What do you see as the dominant direction for the future of ambulatory ECG monitoring?
Continue much like traditional event/loop recording is today, relying on patient interaction to send data over telephone lines.Continue much like traditional Holter recording is today, with data contained within the recorder to be returned to a physical location for analysis.Some combination of Holter and event recording where short bursts of event data are sent as they occur and almost immediately via wireless means, while the complete Holter recording is stored for later analysis.None of the above.
2. How important is it for a qualified cardiac technician to review "event" data (brady, tachy, pause, afib) in as close to real time as possible?
Not importantSomewhat importantVery importantEssential
3. What is the critical time within which a patient having a “critical event” (brady, tachy, pause, afib) should be attended to by a person with at least “first responder” medical capabilities?
Within 1 minuteWithin 5 minutesWithin 10 minutesWithin 30 minutesNot important
4. How interested would you be in an ambulatory ECG system similar to the following: A hybrid Holter/Event system that, over 14 days, provided near real-time views of event data via wireless means, required no patient intervention, and allowed event data to be placed in context with complete Holter data when the study was completed?
Not interestedSomewhat interestedVery interestedSend me a quote now, I want to buy it!It depends. (If it depends, let us know what it depends on.)
5. If the cost of the transmission of the real-time event data were a significant part of the overall cost of the study, who should pay for that increased cost?
The patient who needs that real-time coverage.The private insurance companies should offer coverage for critical parameter monitoring.The government should pay for critical parameter monitoring for its citizens.The telecom company should be compelled to make life-critical data transmission available at little or no charge.Other (If "other," let us know what "other" mechanism you have in mind.)
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NorthEast Monitoring, Inc.
141 Parker Street
Maynard, MA 01754 USA
Phone: [+1] 978-461-3992
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