Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Markets in Everything: EKGs, MRIs on a Blackberry

Medical data delivered to the Palm of your hand, Anytime... Anywhere....


The mVisum Medical Communication System is a communication tool that allows medical professionals to securely receive, review and respond to patient data recorded at the point of care. Information is transmitted via secure HIPAA compliant internet serversthen transmitted through mobile technology to the required physicians’handheld smartphone.


Sent data can include: EKGs, DICOM Images, Cine Loops, X-Rays, CT Scans, and MRIs.

Traditional information such as vital signs and other textual informationcan also be included in the delivered message thus providing a complete picture of patient condition.

5 Comments:

At 7/21/2009 6:47 PM, Anonymous Dr. T said...

I've said it here before: Those images are too small and have too little resolution to be useful except in the most blatantly obvious cases. I would never rely on such images to make a diagnosis or a treatment decision.

I'd be more excited about a service that makes full resolution medical images available on a laptop via wireless (like Amazon uses with Kindle).

 
At 7/22/2009 9:03 AM, Blogger 1 said...

"I'd be more excited about a service that makes full resolution medical images available on a laptop via wireless"...

You're kidding!

That's NOT available?!?!

Incredible Alienware laptops can be had for less than $1800...

Wouldn't this sort of hardware handle the situation you would want fixed?

 
At 7/22/2009 10:19 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

> Sent data can include: EKGs, DICOM Images, Cine Loops, X-Rays, CT Scans, and MRIs.

Yeah, but there's a steep surcharge for more than basic cable...

:oP

 
At 7/22/2009 10:25 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

> Wouldn't this sort of hardware handle the situation you would want fixed?

The problem is obvious -- doctors don't generally want to lug around a laptop all over the place. A blackberry in their pocket they don't mind.

And, Dr. T -- without actually investigating, and granting I have next to no knowledge of the subject or its practice (interpreting medical data -- but I do possess extensive knowledge of computers), I'd assume that the software allows substantial zooming into the data for the kind of close analysis you call for, along with multiple viewing formats as appropriate. If it doesn't, then the company ought to, and should, go under.

 
At 7/22/2009 10:29 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

P.S.:

Why I would never, ever put any trust in a Kindle "E-Book".

The notion that they have the capability to delete things off the book without my expressly allowing it is just garbage.

I'm not debating their reason for doing it in this case, only the capability it reveals.

Also, the use of the word "synchronizing" is identification of a much more Orwellian capability -- revision of a document after reception, possibly without providing notice.

 

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