IPOD Touch to Access Patient Data and Diagnostic Images
At Jung-Stilling Hospital in Germany, doctors are using an iPod Touch to access patient data and diagnostic images at the hospital bedside. Through the wirelessly-connected iPods, which are loaded with PACS software, the staff can take information including patient information, test results, x-rays, MRIs and CT scans directly to the patients.
Currently, all senior clinicians at the hospital are using the iPods. The aim is to implement them across the hospital throughout the year. Its primary use is accessing patient data in tabular format with the function of viewing tables, information and images in detail. Another plus is the speed at which the information can be accessed and demonstrated in real-time. The iPod Touch sealed streamline design allows it to be easily wiped clean in order to limit the threat of infections in hospital, such as MRSA and swine flu.
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