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Ascent Software Solutions

A remarkably better way to collect, access and review data so you can stay focused on your patients.

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Finding efficient ways to support patient needs begins with better workflow management. MGC Diagnostics has developed a complete workflow system, which combines healthcare industry standards and best practices with flexibility and support. Our workflow options are user-friendly and customizable, making it easy for your facility to build powerful data-management solutions to meet your diagnostic needs.

The Result? You deliver the best care to your patients and that makes everyone’s life better.

Choose your application: Data Collection, Data Review or Data Management

The core of MGC Diagnostics’ workflow solutions package is our Cardiorespiratory Diagnostic software.

Introducing Ascent™ cardiorespiratory diagnostic software

A remarkably better way to collect, access and review data so you can stay focused on your patients.

The all-new Ascent cardiorespiratory diagnostic software was designed from the ground up to be the most advanced testing software platform available. This versatile software combines pulmonary function testing, data review and reporting into one powerful application. The easy-to-use Windows® based system contains extensive options for predicteds, customizable displays and reports, and integrated software options. 


  • The dynamic on screen instructions walk you through the entire testing process.
  • The unique Insight™ quality control gauge allows you to monitor patient efforts to ATS/ERS quality standards in REAL-TIME during testing.
  • The color-coordination and numbering of efforts ensures you can easily identify test results.


  • The Score Card displays test specific ATS acceptability and repeatability guidelines, which rate each effort based on the test specific ATS Criteria.
  • The ability to create multiple customized predicted sets


  • Adjust and view settings for a customized user experience
  • Generate custom evaluator comments to summarize the quality of each effort
  • Obscure sensitive patient data with the Privacy Filter, if needed.
  • Sort and review tests from the AscentReview™ software screen or from a user-formatted report.


All test grids clearly relay ATS acceptability and repeatability guidelines (including ATS guidelines for preschool children):

  • Back Extrapolation
  • Flow Cessation
  • Repeatability
  • Best Effort Composition
  • The Score Card which evaluates the patient test results and displays if a patient met the ATS criteria


Flow sensor calibration requires three strokes in three specific zones. When satisfied, each zone offers positive feedback limiting the number of strokes to three inspiratory/expiratory strokes. Results display relative to their limits in the results control.


The home screen’s device dashboard allows you to quickly survey important information regarding connected devices and take necessary action.


Ascent cardiorespiratory diagnostic software’s at-a-glance graphics provide you with an easy way to determine the status of tests throughout the software. Test icons are shown for each test completed. Simply click on the corresponding test icon to go directly to that test/result.

  • Shows a thumbnail of current device in use.
  • Automatic device discovery.
  • Switch to other connected devices quickly.

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AscentReview™ physician review software

With AscentReview physician review software, the physician can review and interpret diagnostic test results, electronically sign and send final results to the Electronic Medical Record.

AscentReview physician review software can be installed on any Windows based workstation within the network or installed on a Windows server for use with Remote Desktop Services (RDS) or Citrix with purchase of Ascent Server License.

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Ascent Networking

Ascent Networking connects diagnostic workstations and review stations so data can be shared and stored in a central Microsoft SQL Server® database. This networking allows all workstations to share one database from either a local area network (LAN) or a wide area network (WAN). Reports, reference values, and statements can be standardized from each site. With an enterprise friendly approach, IT/IS departments can use their approved hardware without separate vendor hardware. Ascent networking provides the following benefits:

  • All diagnostic workstations, review stations and HL7 interface software connect to one database.
  • All diagnostic workstations and review stations use the same software and software version.
  • Diagnostic test results are immediately available for physician review.
  • The use of Microsoft SQL Server for database management with no dedicated server requirement.
  • The automated data backup reduces the risk of data loss and expense of retesting.
  • Virtual Server support is available.
  • SQL Server Clustering support is available.

AscentConnect HL7™ Interface Software

AscentConnect HL7 interface software allows any number of networked systems to exchange data with the electronic medical records (EMR) system. The interface software is compatible with most commercial and facility-developed hospital information systems (HIS), allowing access to patient information from any location tied to the facility’s EMR system.

Here is how it works: Patient orders and patient demographics (ADT) are received on a workstation. After testing is complete and interpreted, the test data, PDF report, text report or a combination of these is sent to the EMR system in HL7 format. AscentConnect HL7 interface software also provides the following advantages:

  • Real-time data transfer is time-efficient and reduces the unnecessary expense of errors.
  • Eliminates the need for customized programming to covert HL7 data.
  • Utilizes HL7 2.x standard as well as TCP/IP and MLLP (minimal lower layer protocol) for data transfer.
  • Virtual server support.
  • Concurrent test/development and production environments supported.

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