What is Telemetry?

You may have heard the term “telemetry” before, but you might wonder what it actually refers to. Along with mobile cardiac telemetry used in heart monitoring, telemetry actually has a number of other uses. Telemetry refers to the automatic measurement and transmission of data at a distance by radio, cellular or other means. Some major uses of telemetry include meteorology, flight testing, military intelligence, communications, and one of the most important applications, health care.

One of the biggest contributions of telemetry is its application in the health and medical world. Those who might potentially be at risk for a serious heart condition can be monitored remotely using mobile cardiac telemetry (MCT). The patient wears the MCT unit for a specific amount of time, while a clinician monitors the data that is being automatically transmitted to them at a monitoring station. This allows patients the ability to be monitored for many days or weeks without having to stay at the hospital or clinic for monitoring.

The log of data that is being automatically recorded and transmitted can be monitored by medical personnel to quickly identify potential problems, which can lead to a faster diagnosis by the patient’s doctor. If a serious problem occurs, mobile cardiac telemetry can alert medical personnel more quickly than traditional heart monitoring methods..

Telemetry can be used in the biological, environmental or physical world, providing and collecting information for research and monitoring. At ReactDx, we provide advanced cardiac monitoring solutions that help doctors achieve a quicker diagnosis. To learn more about our services and products, contact us today at 800-23-HEART.

Jodi is a seasoned Human Resources professional who thrives on change and transformation. She fell in love with Human Resources when she attended Penn State University for graduate school in Public Administration with a curriculum that emphasized Human Resources. After earning her Master’s degree she began her career in the manufacturing industry in Talent Acquisition and was eventually assigned the overall HR Management responsibility of three divisions which included collective bargaining. Ultimately, she made her way to transitioning a new division of a Fortune 100 company under the corporate model as well as developing and executing Human Resources policies and procedures across a broad range of functional disciplines. At the next juncture of her career, she was tapped on the shoulder by former Executives that she previously worked with to join in on an exciting start-up. Today, Jodi is the Vice President of Talent Relations and Development for Medicomp Inc dba ReactDx and is responsible for managing the strategic Human Resources function which includes mergers and acquisitions for this rapidly expanding company.

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