There are a lot of different EKG systems available on the market. Choosing between the various options can sometimes be a bit complicated, particularly if different staff members are recommending different options.

One of the easiest ways to find the right equipment is to learn what each manufacturer and system offers and then choose the one that matches with your health care facility typical use and needs. Also, if you are ordering more than one EKG system, different models, such as the GE MAC 5500, may be ideal to have on hand for specific patient testing and diagnostic requirements.

Simple Considerations

With the GE MAC 5500, simple is only in the intuitive design and the fingertip controls. This is one of the most complete EKG systems available, offering a compact size with significant data storage, an internal modem, full update capabilities as well as full connectivity with the MUSE cardiology information system.

This system can be connected to patient record systems and other computerized data storage systems through ethernet and wireless networks. It also offers the latest in advanced ECG application technology, providing staff with the information they need as they need it.


The GE MAC 5500 has a 15-lead simultaneous assessment to allow for accuracy with measurements. It uses the Marquette 12SL program and it can be used for children as well as adults.

To further enhance the reading and accuracy of the diagnosis, the Marquette 12SLL provides a gender-specific interpretation feature, assisting in accurate reading and diagnosis with both female as well as male patients through the system.

The technology used in the MAC 5500 by GE also use special noise reducing technology within the system to provide more accurate readings. With a larger, clear screen that provides a very easy to read display, there is less risk of a misreading, even under less than ideal lighting conditions.

Another standard feature of the system is the optional barcode and magnetic code scanners that automatically enter patient information and ensure there are no errors in storage to patient files. With the use of user passwords and specific security protocols you are also assured of full HIPPA compliance, always a concern in any medical setting.

This same level of security through the use of a Clinical Trial data guard will also mesh with the MUSE system. This increases effectiveness and data management, allowing researchers to spend their time on working with patients rather than managing data.