Doctors Use iPhone, iPad to Provide Treatments at a Japan Hospital

July 19, 2010

Japan's Jikei University Hospital has launched an application that sends CT images to the doctor's iPhone to facilitate the diagnosis of stroke patients.

This article originally appeared at iMedicalApps.com, part of the HCPLive network.

Jikei University Hospital in Japan has launched an iPhone application designed to assist diagnosing stroke symptoms in patients. The system sends CT images of brain aneurysm patients to doctors’ iPhones so decisions for surgery can be made quickly. The hospital is partnering with Fujifilm Corp. to develop similar systems for other hospitals [Daily Yomiuri Online].

Other doctors use their iPhones when making house calls, remotely accessing patients’ medical records database and sending patient photos back for inclusion into their records.

“Surprisingly, compared with other professionals, medical practitioners lag in their use of IT tools,” Professor Hiroshi Mizushima, a medical informatics expert at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, was quoted as saying.

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