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Bring on the Data! Foreign (non-NEMon) Holter Data Formats Welcome!

Keys to the software world are frequently in the form of proprietary formats. Indeed, that is the case with NEMon Holter systems. The data users record on SD cards in the current suite of recorders (DR181, DR200/HE, and DR300), are written into a proprietary file format and stored as a flash.dat file. When you move […]

Holter Data Formats: ECG’s Very Own Tower of Babel

Once upon a time, everyone in the world spoke one language. Anything was possible, including the cooperation of all people to construct the fabled and fabulous tower in the city of Babel. The tower would reach to the sky and challenge God on high. Of course, God could never allow such a thing to happen, […]

Review of Ambulatory ECG Reimbursement (CPT) Codes

Our neighbor to the north, Canada, and, more specifically, the province of Ontario, is sometimes significantly further along than the United States. For example, they realize the efficacy of using long-term Holter — that is, more than 48 hours — as the preferred diagnostic for the preponderance of cases. Sure, there is a small fraction […]

A Brief History of Ambulatory ECG Machines: Part 2

In our last article, we left off our historical tour of Holter history in 2005 with the long-term Holter revolution, extended recording capabilities on a single AA battery, and the DR200. In this innovative recorder, we combined Holter and Event Recorder capabilities and extended the recording time range further than any recorder on the market: 30 […]

A Brief History of Ambulatory ECG Machines: Part 1

Pre-1970s: Event recording In the old days, when memory was extremely limited and battery power in short supply, short recordings of the critical events were all that could be managed. Lugging around a suitcase recorder that weighed almost 65 pounds with reel-to-reel tape and a “portable” power supply may be nostalgic for some, but it […]

Critical Events: It’s Not Just a Newsletter!

One of the Clear Technical Advantages (CTAs) that NEMon users have is the Critical Events tabulation. We hear from our user community regularly that this is one of the most useful features they have seen and the first step they make in the process of producing a complete Holter study. The Critical Events table is […]

LX Event v2.11 Has Been Released!

We’re pleased to announce that LX Event v2.11 has been released to all qualified users and is now shipping! For users under warranty or extended Maintenance and Service Agreement (eMSA) on this software, there is no charge for the UPDATE. If you plan on UPDATE-ing to LX EVENT v2.11, you will need a new type of […]

For Heart Event Monitoring, How Fast Is “Fast Enough?”

There is a standing joke around the design-review table. During a heated design review, the wise, experienced engineer draws the Euler diagram below and says, “Pick two.” The discussion today is about Fast. How fast is fast enough when it comes to sample rates for ECG recordings? We have an analog signal (ECG) that is […]

Critical Technology That Connects Your Human Network

The health care system is awash in data. But the goal of the health care system is not to produce these massive amounts of data, but rather to use that data to create positive outcomes for patients. If someone asked you why you have monitoring systems, your answer would probably be simple: To provide data. […]

An Ambulatory Monitor Is Only as Good as the Reporting

There’s been a lot of talk lately about new ambulatory cardiac monitoring technologies — but where’s the talk about the reporting capabilities of these systems? There will always be shiny new technologies, but when it comes to Holter and event monitoring, it is ultimately the quality of the data analysis and reporting that makes the […]