Improving and expanding cardiac care
Fysicon’s most well-known product is QMAPP®, a hemodynamic monitoring system. QMAPP beautifully completes the powerful Alphenix interventional system with cardiac workflow, cardiovascular reporting system and database, to deliver our best possible cardiac imaging and workflow solution. “Today everything inside the hospital is IT-connected. Fysicon adds greater IT connectivity and workflow management to enhance our cardiac solution,” he said.
Combined with the Alphenix cardiovascular X-ray system, QMAPP provides a complete solution for the cardiac lab. For hemodynamic applications, the system typically needs to be replaced after seven years.
The average lifetime of cardiac or X-ray equipment in a dedicated lab or X-ray room, is between eight to ten years. Everything can be planned directly with the customer, to renew equipment and IT when it best makes sense, on a case-to-case basis.
Used in combination with the Alphenix Core, QMAPP also enables to perform cardiac imaging inside a catheter lab, which may prove a smart business decision for small hospitals, Eric explained: “In a general district hospital you facilitate 300 to 350 procedures a year. In a cath lab, that’s too expensive. But by having a system like the Alphenix Core and an upgrade kit such as QMAPP, you can perform cardiac care in this setting, and save money for your hospital.”
Information on stents, balloons, devices, valves and any implants are also stored on QMAPP, and can be sent to registries. If companies have an issue with their product, they can consult QMAPP data to find out.
If a facility performs 320 procedures per year in their cath lab, they would break even within approximately five years, while it usually takes a decade for a cardiac lab to generate benefits. “With optimal workflow, customers can add one or two patients per day, which is good from a budget perspective. For patients, it means shorter waiting times before they can have their procedures done,” he added.