Encouraging Patients to Follow Up

You wish the best for your patients, and following surgery or treatment, it is imperative to understand how their bodies are reacting. Obviously this concerns following up at intervals. However, patients are often under the impression that following up is unnecessary and expensive if they feel fine. The cardiac monitor experts at Medicomp take a [...]

2019-09-11T16:06:32-04:00October 7th, 2019|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Is Telemedicine the Future of Health Care?

Telemedicine, or the ability for a doctor to complete a patient examination remotely utilizing technology, is not a new concept. In fact, the concept dates back to 1925 when Hugo Gernsback published a theory that remote aperture that could be controlled wirelessly to help a doctor physically “examine” a patient. Today’s telemedicine has advanced tremendously [...]

2019-09-11T16:04:47-04:00September 30th, 2019|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Focusing on the Patient

A huge chasm divides “dealing with” a patient and “working with” a patient. When private practice physicians and attending physicians decide on a course of treatment for a patient and then allow the patient to add input into that plan, they are collaborating in patient-centered care. This approach gives patients a share in how their [...]

2019-09-02T14:39:44-04:00August 27th, 2019|Cardiac Monitoring|

Improving Medical Practice Morale

Your staff are the faces of your practice. When your patients call, they answer the phone. When they come in the office, your personnel greet them. When your staff is friendly, your patients are engaged and happy. What happens if morale in your office is not up to par, and, more importantly, how do you [...]

2019-09-02T14:37:16-04:00August 20th, 2019|Cardiac Monitoring|

Holter Monitor

Holter monitors can determine a patient’s cardiac anomalies when a standard ECG shows no abnormal activity after a set amount of time in the office or in a diagnostic setting. While many patients may recognize Holter monitors as a necessary method of diagnosing abnormal heart rate directly before or after cardiac surgery, Holter monitors can [...]

2019-09-02T14:35:03-04:00August 13th, 2019|Cardiac Monitoring|

Reducing Prescriptions

The Internet is a double-edged sword: one side shows how patients can educate themselves on their illness and look up the correct type of treatment, while the other side predicts dire consequences from a common cold and recommends medication for any illness — whether it is borne of bacteria or a virus. As a physician, [...]

2019-09-02T14:30:56-04:00July 30th, 2019|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Treating with Compassion

Think of a program that will benefit patients, make your staff happier, and cause referrals to escalate. Sound enticing? What if the program was free? Treating patients with dignity and compassion costs nothing extra, but gives those patients a sense of value and, in their eyes, you become a healing superstar. Read the information below [...]

2019-09-02T14:29:44-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Diogenes Algorithm

Artificial intelligence (AI) has taken center stage in many realms of science. It sounds like a surreal concept that overestimates computers and underestimates human intellect. However, Medicomp’s Diogenes algorithm is artificial intelligence technology at its peak. This remarkable programming marvel is the basis of all Medicomp’s portable cardiac monitors, not just the top-of-the-line models.  Every [...]

2019-09-02T14:27:09-04:00July 16th, 2019|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Mandated Nursing

In 2004, California passed a state law limiting the number of patients nurses could care for. This law could possibly be enacted nationwide, which has drawn both high praise and criticism from different sanctions. The MCT patch company, Medicomp, wishes to shine a light on both sides of this controversial nurse-to-patient ratio debate to give [...]

2019-07-12T11:23:54-04:00March 4th, 2019|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Discharge and Readmission

Traditionally, Americans work a 40-hour week and consider weekends and after-hours as “off-time.” While hospitals are often not as fully staffed during weekends and holidays, patients arrive at all hours and staff must be available to assist these patients. As an ambulatory cardiac monitor provider, Medicomp understands patient needs and the importance of proper patient [...]

Yelp Your Doctor: Online Reviews

In the world of Google, Tripadvisor, and Yelp, it’s easy to find a review of something. From the newest iPhone model to doctors, people are eager to share their opinions. Medicomp, experts in ECG monitoring, has learned that several researchers studied online sites in relation to doctors and determined that most reviews are more biased [...]

2019-07-12T11:23:54-04:00February 18th, 2019|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Getting More Out of Your EHR

In June 2018, the Stanford University School of Medicine published a white paper focused on improvements to electronic health record (EHR) systems. With 90% of physicians utilizing EHRs, the volume of information and vast number of patients, employees, and doctors accessing the records staggers the imagination. Stanford’s study determined that positive changes are on the [...]

2019-07-12T11:23:55-04:00December 19th, 2018|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Is Having a PCP Falling Out of Fashion?

Young, healthy millennials generally do not consider their doctor as a confidante or liaison — in fact, they tend not to think of primary care physicians (PCPs) at all. The following information outlines the positive and negative connotations of the younger generation’s ideas of the ultimate physician. Today’s Jobs The migratory workers of today are [...]

2019-07-12T11:23:55-04:00December 12th, 2018|Cardiac Monitoring|

Benefits of Continuous Cardiac Monitoring

The ability for a physician to quickly discern a myocardial infarction from atrial fibrillation by reading data delivered via continuous cardiac monitoring (CCM) can make the difference between a patient’s recovery and that same patient’s re-admittance into the cardiac unit. Medicomp’s full line of portable cardiac monitors are ideal candidates to improve patient recovery. Portable [...]

2019-07-12T11:23:55-04:00November 26th, 2018|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Focusing on the Patient in Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are a vitally important step in creating safe, effective products. While guidelines are in place for participant safety and care, researchers and physicians tend to view patients as data rather than actual people. Medicomp provides cardiac event recorders for dozens of clinical trials because their products are reliable and can provide any necessary [...]

2018-10-26T15:14:56-04:00November 19th, 2018|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Mobile Technologies in Clinical Trials

Duke University and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) jointly formed the Clinical Trial Transformation Initiative (CTTI), which released a report stating that all clinical trials should utilize mobile technology. Medicomp has a long-standing role as a technology leader in clinical trials with their remote cardiac monitors. The following information from the CTTI’s report contains [...]

2019-07-12T11:23:55-04:00October 29th, 2018|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|