A new system for transmitting and storing EKGs throughout Campbell County
Health means better care for patients.
Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG) is the process of recording the electrical
activity of the heart using electrodes placed over the skin. These electrodes
detect the tiny electrical changes on the skin that arise from the heart
muscle during each heartbeat. It is very commonly performed to detect
cardiac problems, detect the presence of any damage to the heart's
muscle cells or conduction system, the effects of heart drugs, and the
function of implanted pacemakers.
Patients may have an EKG performed in the
Emergency Department, in
Campbell County Memorial Hospital, during a
clinic visit, prior to an elective surgery, or at
The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center.
Prior to the implementation of the new system, EKG results were printed
out on paper and routed to Campbell County Medical Group
Cardiology to be interpreted by board certified cardiologists
Dr. Nicholas Stamato or
Dr. Sairav Shah. While this method worked, delays were possible, and it wasn’t the
standard of care for patients.
The new system transmits test results wirelessly from any EKG performed
anywhere in the organization to the appropriate provider for reading and
interpretation. Results are also included in the patient’s electronic
health record so they can be viewed by all caregivers who need them.
It has taken about a year to complete the project, and the CCMG Cardiology
staff hope to move to wireless transmission of cardiac stress test results
in the near future.
"This is a state-of-the-art system for interpretation of EKGs that
also allows a comparison to prior tracings”, said Dr. Stamato. “This
will be a significant improvement in patient care”.
If you have heart issues or a family history of heart disease, we have
good news: Campbell County Health offers a
Cardiovascular Services program full-time in Gillette, Wyoming. Our highly skilled cardiologists
at the Campbell County Medical Group
Cardiology clinic are here at all times to care for patients and our
cardiac cath lab allows us to provide care quickly during an emergency. And, we can help
get you back to your daily routine after a heart incident with our
Cardiac Rehabilitation program. To learn more, please call the clinic at 307. 688.3700 or visit