Doctors Use Mobile Apps to Access Real-time Patient Information

Bridget Carey | The Miami Herald | May 17, 2011
...Soler is among 40 cardiologists at HCA East Florida Hospitals who are the first physicians in the world to incorporate the EKG-reading app into their practices. Northwest, in Margate, along with Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation and JFK Medical Center near West Palm Beach, began using it two weeks ago on doctors' personal iPads and iPhones.

Increasingly, doctors across South Florida are using mobile apps to access patient information. At Baptist Health South Florida's local hospitals, about 100 doctors are saving time by are using their own iPads to access patient charts and medical images. Physicians at Memorial Healthcare System and HCA are tracking maternity ward patient vitals in real-time using various smartphones and tablets.


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