The Joint Clinical Research Facility at Swansea University has won the Research Excellence in the NHS Award at the MediWales Innovation Awards with the support of ECG On-Demand.
Professor Julian Halcox acknowledged ECG On-Demands contribution to the publication of the REHEARSE AF Study in Circulation when accepting the Research Excellence in the NHS Award on behalf of the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board and Swansea University Medical School.
During the course of the 1-year trial,
Asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) is increasingly common in the aging population and implicated in many ischemic strokes. Earlier identification of AF with appropriate anticoagulation may decrease stroke morbidity and mortality and significantly decrease the cost to the NHS of supporting post stroke patients.
Julian P.J. Halcox of Swansea University Medical School has published results of the REHEARSE-AF study in Circulation. The randomized controlled trial of AF screening used an AliveCor Kardia monitor attached to a WiFi-enabled iPod to obtain ECGs (iECGs) in ambulatory patients.
All resting ECG reports issued by Technomed’s ECG On-Demand® service are produced using a proprietary 2-step process;
Resting ECGs are classified by cardiac physiologists using a propriatary ECG classification protocol.
The physiologist classifications are then further processed using a risk classification algorithm calling on an underlying database to deliver the consensus triage opinion of a consultant cardiologist panel.
It was Technomed’s case that a commercial competitor replicated Technomed’s reports by copying Technomed’s system.
Andrew White is a partner at Bird & Bird, an international law firm with over 1,200 lawyers and associates situated in 29 offices worldwide. Bird & Bird are well known for their expertise in intellectual property law. An extract from his article can be found below:
“The High Court found that core parts of the database ‘engine’ of ECG Cloud were protectable under database law. Strikingly, English law provides not one but three possible and distinct types of database protection,
Technomed is pleased to announce that its ECG On-Demand service has partnered with Alivecor.
AliveCor’s devices have had great success across North America, and are widely praised by major cardiological organisations such as the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Rhythm Society.
We’re very proud to be AliveCor’s exclusive interpretation partners for Europe and Africa, helping to diagnose new patients every day. Introducing sophisticated event monitors to these new territories,
The results from an AF screening system, developed by Technomed have been published in the British Journal of Cardiology.
The goal, set by Dr. Matt Fay (National Clinical Lead, Stroke NHS Improvement Program) was to develop a rapid AF screening test that could be undertaken in less than 3 minutes whilst having better sensitivity and specificity than a pulse check.
[A pulse check followed by a confirmatory 12-lead ECG is the accepted standard screening test for detecting atrial fibrillation in the over 65 years age group.
Technomed were proud to pickup the hotly contested Innovators of the Year Award at the General Practice Awards 2012 for their ECG On-Demand (formally ECG Cloud) 12-lead ECG interpretation service. The award was presented at the Hilton, Park Lane by comedian and clinician Dr. Phil Hammond.
The award recognises the effectiveness of Community Outpatients cardio-telemedicine service, a joint venture between Technomed and Concordia Health.
The introduction of the while-you-wait cardio-telemedicine service has enabled early engagement with specialist cardiology expertise ensuring secondary care referral only occurs if the diagnostic result indicates that secondary care attention is immediately required,