Figure 1.

The 12-lead ECG telemedicine applications in clinical practice. As the clinically-used ECG instrument generating reports in the XML format is integrated into PACS, clinicians of the hospital can interpret ECG via PACS and HIS. Pre-hospital 12-lead ECG diagnosis can be made as a result of the delivery of ECG reports between the ECG instruments in the ambulance and in the hospital. In addition, off-site cardiologists can make ubiquitous tele-diagnosis through the ECG database connection via their cell phones.

Hsieh and Hsu BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:77   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-77
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