Applications - Tele-diagnostics
EKG and MRI real-time data transmissions
from ambulance to hospital
In certain cases, critical patient data
like EKG and MRI needs to be transmitted from an ambulance to a hospital or
from a small hospital to a medical specialist at a larger hospital. In one
such implementation, Systems Guidance Ltd., a computer software and hardware
supplier in the UK, has developed a Remote Patient Monitoring System (RPMS).
Vital information including EKG waveform, pulse oximetry, heart rate and
blood pressure is captured either at the scene or en route to hospital. It
is then transmitted in real-time to a hospital emergency room in a matter of
seconds over the Mobitex network. The information is monitored by the
consulting doctor, who can make immediate diagnosis and transmit advice back
to the ambulance.