Technology to Allow Automated Medical Information to Transmit, Store Through Wireless System


Michael Dinan reports on TMCNet:

A medical technology company announced today that implantable devices to measure data such as people’s heart rhythms could soon be used to send health records to doctors and databases.

St. Jude Medical, Inc. is working with Microsoft Corp. Health Solutions Group to determine how data collected through devices such as implanted defibrillators could safely, accurately and securely transfer patients’ medical information to physicians and personal health records remotely.


What distinguishes St. Jude’s system from other remote monitoring systems is that it doesn’t only store data for further review, the company said. Rather, the system allows data to be sent directly to a clinic or hospital’s electronic health records, according to St. Jude.

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