Friday, February 23, 2007

Mayo offers health info through cell phones - Jacksonville Business Journal:

Mayo offers health info through cell phones: "Mayo Clinic has teamed with a subsidiary of an information technology company to develop a software application that delivers health information directly to cell phones.

The Mayo Clinic InTouch wireless health program will be available this month on several major carriers' cell phones. It is a collaboration between Mayo and Digital Cyclone Inc., a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd.

Wireless subscribers have access to first aid tips, a symptom checker that provides self-care guidelines or advises emergency care for more than 45 common symptoms, more than 100 short health news videos and health alerts and drug watches.

Subscribers can enter their area code or zip code for a list of nearby emergency and urgent care facilities. If the phone has global positioning system capability, it automatically finds the nearest accredited facility without typing a zip or area code."

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