Monday, January 16, 2006

Telemedicine slashes hospital stays

A British telemedicine project has halved the time patients spend in the hospital by enabling doctors to monitor their condition remotely.

'The project involves giving telemedicine monitors to patients, thus allowing them to measure their own temperature, heart rate, breathing rate, electrocardiogram and blood pressure. These results are sent via a phone line to a secure server, where they are saved as an electronic patient record, which can then be accessed by doctors or nurses.'

Article at C/Net

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