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The Importance of Modernizing ECG and Stress Technology in your Cardiology Department


Avoid Future Headaches with your Legacy Stress and ECG Devices

Modernizing electrocardiograph (ECG) and Stress ECG devices can bring several benefits and improvements to healthcare facilities. Enhancing diagnostic capabilities, improving workflow efficiency, seamless connectivity and data sharing, and keeping up with the current healthcare landscape are all objectives to strive for within your hospital setting. Evaluating the needs of your facility and considering technological advancements when needed is of the utmost importance.

Here are a few reasons why it is important to modernize your diagnostic cardiology devices:

Enhanced accuracy and diagnostic capabilities: Newer ECG devices often incorporate advanced technologies that offer improved accuracy and diagnostic capabilities. These advancements can help healthcare professionals better detect and analyze cardiac abnormalities, enabling more precise diagnoses and treatment decisions.

Compatibility and integration: Upgrading ECG devices can ensure compatibility with other medical equipment and systems like electronic medical records (EMR). Integration with EMR and hospital information systems allows for seamless data transfer and streamlined workflows, reducing the potential for errors and improving overall efficiency.

Access to advanced features: Newer ECG devices provide additional features and functionalities that enhance patient care. This can include features such as wireless connectivity, remote monitoring capabilities, and real-time data analysis, allowing for more comprehensive and convenient cardiac monitoring.

Improved Workflow Efficiency: Upgraded ECG equipment can streamline workflow processes within cardiology departments. Features like automated recording, advanced interpretation algorithms, and EMR or ECG management system integration can save time, reduce human error, and enable faster report generation and sharing.

Patient comfort and experience: Modern ECG machines are designed to provide greater comfort and safety for patients. They may have ergonomic designs, wireless capabilities, and improved electrode systems that minimize discomfort and enhance signal quality. This helps to improve patient experience and satisfaction during ECG examinations.

Connectivity and Data Sharing: Upgraded ECG equipment often offers connectivity options, allowing seamless integration with hospital networks, EMR, and other healthcare systems. This facilitates efficient data sharing and collaboration among healthcare professionals, leading to better coordinated care for diagnosis.

Regulatory compliance and standards: Upgrading ECG devices helps ensure adherence to evolving regulatory requirements and industry standards. Compliance with updated standards helps maintain patient safety, data security, and quality assurance in healthcare settings. Modern ECG equipment is more likely to support future upgrades, software updates, and interoperability with other diagnostic devices and systems. It is crucial to consider the benefits of “future-proofing” and upgrading compatibility.

Are you still using an old ELI 350 or Q-STRESS 4 System?

As you might be aware, these devices are unfortunately no longer being sold or supported. We have a great opportunity to upgrade you to the ELI 380 or Q-Stress 6 systems that can help alleviate the risks of using an older, unsupported device.

What are the risks of continuing to use your older ELI 350 or Q-STRESS devices?

  • Baxter can no longer dispatch a service technician out to you if devices are down. This could mean cancelling patient exams and impacting reimbursement revenue.
  • Tech support via phone or webinar is no longer available for these unsupported legacy devices.
  • Enhancements or upgrades provided by Baxter for unsupported legacy devices are no longer available.
  • New parts and accessories are unavailable since the devices are no longer being manufactured.
  • Continuing use of unsupported legacy devices means that you may be missing out on several enhancements to the new devices.

Learn More about the ELI 380 ECG and Q-STRESS Cardiac Stress Testing System Latest Versions:

ELI 380 Resting ECG



Q-Stress Cardiac Stress Testing System


If you’re still on the fence about upgrading your legacy ECG or cardiac stress systems, remember your device is no longer able to be serviced. The ELI 380/Q-Stress 6 systems are fully supported by our team and even has current service plans that can add an extra layer of protection to your investment.

With supply chain challenges (as you undoubtably have seen with other medical systems, devices, and supplies), it’s best to plan for upgraded devices now to avoid any future headaches or delays. If budgeting is an issue, there are options with our Financial Services team that can help get you up and running sooner rather than later.

Are you interested in taking the next step to advance connected care in your diagnostic cardiology department?

  1. Schedule a phone or webinar discussion with your Baxter representative. They can help you walk through our new ECG and stress systems and what upgrading them may entail.
  2. Your local representative can help answer any questions you may have or provide an on-site demonstration.

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In summary, modernizing ECG equipment in cardiology departments helps enhance diagnostic capabilities, improve workflow efficiency, prioritize patient comfort and safety, enable seamless data sharing, and ensure compatibility with evolving healthcare practices. It is essential to assess the specific needs of your healthcare facility, consider technological advancements, and consult with vendor partners to determine the appropriate timing and benefits of modernizing technology for your cardiology department.