A new iPad app is being hailed as major advancement for mHealth, particularly with regard to how certain patient procedures can be tracked and monitored by doctors, medical staff, and the patient’s own family and loved ones.
The advanced technology, which was developed at the Invasive Cardiology Institute by Professor Ran Kornowski of Rabin Medical Center, takes all the pertinent information collected during a medical procedure and sends it directly to the iPad.
This new application, for example, allows a cardiologist to see the entire catheterization process on the iPad, both for utilization with the patients and the staff.
“Developed in conjunction with the Mckesson Company this application allows the doctor the opportunity to sit with his patient and their family, and explain the catheterization procedure in a very simple visual matter, with clear cut high resolution imaging,” a press release touting the advancement reads.
It is important to note that cardiac catheterization procedure provides pertinent significant on line information about the activities of the patients heart and the condition of the arteries which then allows the cardiologist to accurately assess the situation and carry out to best most accurate catheterization procedure necessary.
“This is only a small stone in the age of new medical technologies where now instead of just explaining the catheterization procedure to the patient and his family through words we can now use the iPad to show them visually, in a very clear and professional manner the entire medical procedure,” says Prof. Kornowski. “It is a completely different and very exciting experience which truly allows for the doctor and patient to meet at eye level, while also completely protecting the privacy of the patients. It is also a very high level professional way to discuss the catheterization with other cardiologists on line around the world. I believe that this application will pave the road for the initiation of many other imaging applications which can be downloaded on to the iPad, opening up a new wave of useful advantageous medical technologies, beneficial to both the patient and the physician, allowing for much wider worldwide cooperation.”
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