Harrow Primary Care Trust takes cardiac care into the community

Source:  British Journal of Healthcare Computing and Information Management newsletter, 12 June 2009

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Date of publication:  June 2009

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  Harrow PCT established a mobile cardiac task force in the community, involving GPs, specialist nurses and healthcare assistants supported by hospital-based specialists. The service is delivered in GPs surgeries, community healthcare centres and patients’ homes. It uses a portable ECG system that automatically stores and analyses recorded ECG data using exsting computer hardware. All GPs in the area can request and receive results electronically. The service has reduced waiting times, improved patient care, and dramatically improved patient outcomes. It ensures equity of access for all to a high-quality cardiac diagnostic service.

Length of publication:  1 web page

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