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 […]

By |March 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 […]

By |February 25th, 2019|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News, Uncategorized|

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 […]

By |February 18th, 2019|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Supporting Health Care Workers’ Mental Health

When an employee suffers a broken bone, he or she will call in and explain the circumstances and make arrangements for care. If that same employee suffered from a manic episode, chances are quite good that he or she would call in sick with no explanation. The stigma surrounding mental health prevents many sufferers from […]

By |December 26th, 2018|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 horizon […]

By |December 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 a far […]

By |December 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 cardiac […]

By |November 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 […]

By |November 19th, 2018|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Encouraging Patients to Ask Questions

Imagine this typical scene playing out at your office: one more patient arrives for his or her appointment, the waiting room is overcrowded, and you’re running behind because of emergencies. The staff is stressed because of the delay, and patients are upset since they are waiting longer than anticipated. Each patient probably has half a […]

By |November 12th, 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 […]

By |October 29th, 2018|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Handling Rapid Changes in Health Care

For the past few decades, Americans have been holding their collective breath waiting for the government’s health care system to collapse. The cardiac event monitor specialists at Medicomp recognize the importance of acting quickly in health care as the roles of hospitals, insurance carriers, and physicians change.

The US Department of Health and Human Services […]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Improving Patient Care

Doctors nowadays feel more threatened than they did even just a few decades ago. The cost of technology, malpractice insurance and lawsuits, and health insurance pressures can easily dissuade even the most prominent physician. Medicomp is a strong supporter of proactive technology in the form of our ECG monitors to enhance patient health. The same […]

By |October 15th, 2018|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

The Different Types of Clinical Trials

Medicomp has a long-standing history of supplying researchers with portable ECG monitors for over 20 clinical trials worldwide. Our close ties with improving healthcare has led to a better understanding of clinical trials and their varied methodologies. Below is a short synopsis of different clinical trials, along with significant information on each phase of the […]

By |October 1st, 2018|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Mobility and Patient Care

A decade ago when a patient visited your office complaining of chest pain, your first response was to run tests to determine whether the pains were heart related, and — if they were — where in the heart the problem occurred. While patients were worried about their health, they were also unlikely to be well […]

By |September 24th, 2018|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

The Importance of Listening to Your Patients

A recent study by Georgia Tech researchers published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine reported that doctors frequently have a tendency of interrupting their patients, sometimes not even allowing the patient to state the reason he or she entered the clinic. The mobile cardiac telemetry specialists at Medicomp understand that physicians have extremely full […]

By |September 17th, 2018|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

High Health Care Spending

It has long been purported that the United States spends an exorbitant amount on health care when compared to other industrialized nations. In the past, Ashish Jha, a health care professor at Harvard, detailed the reason: the American health care system has an increase in specialty physicians rather than primary care physicians — the norm […]

By |August 27th, 2018|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Why Do We Need Clinical Trials?

Though the amount of time between a medication’s initial publication and its actual release may seem endless, the need to properly test the medication, service, or treatment using humans rather than mice or other vertebrates is essential. Medicomp has a long-standing history with organizations as they initiate ECG clinical trials to determine whether their newest […]

By |August 20th, 2018|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

How HIPAA Compliance Can Help Health Care Customers

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (known colloquially as “HIPAA”) was created with patient data privacy and security in mind. In 1996, the Internet was nowhere near the scope it is today, and breaches in security were not foremost on everyone’s minds. The Holter monitoring team at Medicomp understands how HIPAA sometimes […]

By |August 13th, 2018|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Shifting the Focus to Primary Care

The Holter monitor specialists at Medicomp have noted that in a comparison of the United States to many other developed countries, fault is often indicated by the amount of money Americans spend on health care. The discrepancy was generally given to the number of Americans who visited specialists compared to primary care physicians. However, recent […]

By |July 23rd, 2018|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|

Ties Between Heart Health and Dementia

The number of geriatric patients across the United States increases every year as Baby Boomers age. Worldwide, approximately 47 million individuals suffer from dementia; by 2050 that number is predicted to reach a staggering 131 million. Medicomp reminds its physicians that cardiac event recorders given to patients with dementia can catch anomalies patients are unable […]

By |July 16th, 2018|Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac Monitoring News|