Digital Images Unleashed

Later this month, Partners HealthCare System Inc. will begin testing cell phones equipped with digital cameras so nurses can transmit digital images of homebound patients' skin lesions, such as pressure sores, to a remote Boston-area office. There, nurses trained in enterostomal therapy, or wound care, will be able to examine the images and recommend treatments to the field nurses. The new telemedicine system will extend care to many more patients than Partners HealthCare would have otherwise been able to treat.

Source: Information Week


Posted: Mon - July 11, 2005 at 09:15 PM