Now doctors can read your
ECG reports on their mobile
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The world's fastest growing mobile market has added
yet another feather to its cap -- telemedicine on the mobile handset.
Thanks to BlackBerry, Maestros Mediline Systems and Vodafone, the cardiologists
at the Nanavati Hospital will now be able to monitor their patients and even
read ECG reports on their BlackBerry handsets.
The mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) application, dubbed eUNO R 10, will enable
doctors to remotely and accurately monitor the heart performance of their
patients at any time using BlackBerry smartphones powered by teleservices
The technology has already been adopted by the city-based Nanavati Hospital,
where cardiologists will have access to patient's ECG reports on their handsets,
thus helping them respond quickly with a diagnosis and prescribe appropriate
The application was created by BlackBerry-maker Research-In-Motion, which today
entered into a pact with medical equipment manufacturer Maestros Mediline
Systems (Maestros) to make a foray into the area of mobile healthcare solutions.
"Mobile technologies are playing an important role in the healthcare industry
and we hope this tie-up with Maestro would be the next game-changer in the
healthcare sector over the next few years," RIM Managing Director (India) Frenny
Bawa told reporters at the launch of the mobile ECG.
Gradually the service will be rolled out in various other hospitals across the
-Press Trust of India /