St Jude Medical has introduced its Patient Care Network (PCN) version 5.0 for easier physician response and follow-up.

The new PCN update features mobile directalerts notification, which is a secure physician notification system for important patient and device alerts.

The received patient information through PCN website aids physicians to remotely monitor and assess patient device data and determine the level of care needed.

The new software update also adds the Auto EHRDirect Export feature, an automated connection from the Merlin@home transmitter directly to the clinic or hospital’s EHR system.

The Auto EHRDirect Export feature includes automated downloads, integrating data directly into the practice workflow and making the patient management process more efficient.

The One Screen Follow-up capability supports faster and more in-depth review of recent transmissions which enables physicians to review and print patient information, view follow-up reports and schedule appointments all from one page.

St Jude Medical Cardiac Rhythm Management Division president Eric Fain said as hospitals are increasingly focused on implementing robust EHR systems, this upgrade shows their commitment to offer physicians the technology necessary to provide efficient and secure solutions for the transfer of health data into those systems.