Britain’s Mobile Phone “Nurses”

In my continuing posts on mobile phones in health care comes news from the Telegraph:

People suffering from asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure simply enter details of their condition and treatment into standard mobile handsets that have been programmed with special software.

The data is automatically sent to hospital database where it is analysed by a nurse who decides whether any action needs to be taken.

Studies have shown that the system helps catch complications before they get out of control, without burdening patients with regular visits to their GP.

It also reduces hospital admissions for long-term patients by up to 90 per cent, potentially saving the NHS millions of pounds per year. (More)

Thanks to ICMCC.

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One Response to “Britain’s Mobile Phone “Nurses””

  1. Mark Scrimshire Says:

    This seems to be an excellent example of the Health 2.0 Mantra – Use Simple Tools To Do Great Things.

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