Biomedical Systems Mobile Cardiac Telemetry Company
Biomedical Systems is one of the largest and most successful ambulatory monitoring companies in the U.S dating back to 1975. Biomedical Systems has experience big success as a ECG service laboratory specializing in clinical research & services for Holter Monitoring, Cardiac Event Monitoring and now Mobile Cardiac Telemetry. The service division for Biomedical Systems was recently purchased by BioTelemetry.
Biomedical Systems expanded their ambulatory cardiac monitoring services to include Mobile Cardiac Telemetry in 2010 with the release of their own wireless device called the TruVue™. The TruVue wireless device is a continuous ECG monitoring device that automatically detects, and automatically transmits ECG to the Biomedical Systems service laboratory for a period of up to 30 days. This long term service is geared towards monitoring Atrial Fibrillation and other complex arrhythmias that need monitoring 24 hour coverage with analysis in real time.
Traditionally, Biomedical Systems has been flexible with their service structure. Biomedical will offer the traditional ‘service model’ for ambulatory cardiac monitoring where medical facilities will bill for setup and the interpretation codes only. Additionally, Biomedical will also offer medical facilities the ‘outsourcing’ model where the medical facility can bill ‘globally’ for the study and outsource (pay) Biomedical Systems a fee for the 24 hours monitoring & analysis. The flexibility in structure has made Biomedical an attractive partner for ECG analysis services.
Competitive Advantage in Mobile Cardiac Telemetry
The TruVue® has a unique competitive advantage in the MCT space as their device is one of the only systems to transmit and store all of the ECG information for the entire monitoring period. Biomedical offers a sophisticated algorithm for arrhythmia analysis that has the capability to automatically transmit wireless ECG data over a period of up to 30 days. The TruVue device can analyze ECG waveform, heart rate, rhythm changes to classify arrhythmias. The TruVue device is also equipped with a patient ‘event’ button to communicate symptoms to the diagnostic laboratory.
Biomedical Systems Laboratory
Biomedical Systems’ laboratory is staffed with accredited cardiac technicians that monitor the ECG information, and follow protocol to notify physicians of any significant events. The laboratory staff generates reports that can be customized for each referring physician to meet the monitoring needs of each patient. Physicians may request additional details about monitoring trends such as 24-hour heart-rate, specific rhythm abnormalities and atrial fibrillation.