October 4, 2012

Smartphones Deemed Kosher for Telemedicine, Says Mayo Study


Smartphones in telemedicine have more than a few things right, according to a new Mayo Clinic study that highlights both their efficacy and quality in capturing medical images to evaluate stroke patients. The study, published in the Sept. issue of Stroke, a journal of the American Heart Association, is the first to test the effectiveness of smartphone teleradiology applications in a real-world telestroke network, according to Mayo Clinic officials. "Essentially what this means is that telemedicine can fit in our pockets," says Bart Demaerschalk, MD, professor of neurology, and medical director of Mayo Clinic Telestroke. "For patients this means access to expertise in a timely fashion when they need it most, no matter what emergency room they may find themselves."

Additional coverage:  Scope Blog Stanford, Kurzweil AI, Mobihealthnews, PhysBizTech, Arizona Republic


Healthcare IT News by Erin McCann

Tags: american heart association, Dr Bart Demaerschalk, Healthcare IT News, Neurology, Research, Smartphones, stroke, Technology, Telemedicine, teleradiology

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