Thursday, October 26, 2006

Docs Monitor Labor on Smart Phones

Docs Monitor Labor on Smart Phones : "Docs Monitor Labor on Smart Phones. Fourteen obstetricians at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland are using smart phones to remotely access patient data and images using the AirStrip OB application from GE Healthcare, Waukesha, Wis. The software, which can be used on smart phones and PDAs running the Windows Mobile operating system, enables data and images from the Centricity perinatal clinical information system--also from GE--to be encrypted and then transmitted over cellular networks. Obstetricians log into the application on their handheld device to have view-only access to the information. After 15 minutes of inactivity, all the patient information automatically is deleted.

Fairview obstetricians can use the software to view fetal heart tracings, maternal contraction patterns, vital signs, nursing notes and other patient data on their handhelds."

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