Managing an Efficient Clinic

It can be difficult to separate patient care from making a living, but self-employed physicians are asked to tackle this difficult task. Patients deserve the ultimate care, but assessing each patient individually would take hours — if not days — to give them the most precise form of care. Medicomp, cardiac event monitor experts, has […]

By |April 9th, 2019|Cardiac Monitoring News|

Americans and Heart Health

According to the American Heart Association, statistics prove that nearly 50% of Americans are now classified as experiencing some type of heart disease. While this information denotes a sharp rise over previous years, much of the increase is due to a change in guidelines defining high blood pressure as 130/80 rather than 140/90. The additional […]

By |April 2nd, 2019|Cardiac Monitoring News|

Is EVV the Future of Home Health Care?

The 21st Century Cures Act was recently enacted to deter Medicare and Medicaid fraud and increase the amount of technology used in home health care visits. Beginning in 2019, 100% of Medicaid-reimbursed home visits performed by a provider must utilize some form of electronic visit verification (EVV) to be eligible for submission. The ECG monitor […]

By |March 26th, 2019|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 […]

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|

Does Process Affect the Patient Experience?

A patient is admitted to the hospital with multiple system failures. Several specialists and their teams are alerted to his arrival and begin their own specific process of admitting and assessing the patient. The situation facing most health care facilities is not the level of care, but the delivery of that care. Each physician has […]

By |February 4th, 2019|Cardiac Monitoring News|

How does Oxidative Stress Affect the Heart?

Free radicals course through our bodies in the form of oxygen atoms not coupled in the traditional “O2” configuration. With a highly reactive valence, they often forcibly pair with electrons within the body, causing cellular, protein, and ultimately, DNA damage. This damage is known as an oxidative reaction and causes great amounts of oxidative stress […]

By |January 29th, 2019|Cardiac Monitoring News|

Is the Employer’s Role in Health Care Changing?

Due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health care purchasing role has transitioned from employer to individual. But the ACA is not the only news on the horizon — many employers have stepped up to the challenge of the changing landscape of healthcare with long-range plans. Medicomp, the event patch experts, take a look […]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Cardiac Monitoring News, Uncategorized|

MEDICOMP INC. TO SHOWCASE TELEPATCH MONITOR AT AF SYMPOSIUM 2019

BOSTON, Mass. – Medicomp Inc., a technology leader in remote and wireless cardiac monitoring, will be presenting its products and services at the 24th Annual International AF Symposium to be held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, January 24-26.

The symposium serves as a stage for Medicomp to showcase its flagship product, TelePatch™, and […]

By |January 10th, 2019|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|

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|