emergency care

By Dave Muoio October 19, 2017
Argentinian ambulance doctors are using WhatsApp to fasttrack their patients’ care. Study data presented at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology’s 2017 conference suggests that using the free messaging app to send diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) directly to a hospital’s catheterization lab allowed heart attack patients to bypass the emergency department and reduce mortality. “We found that...
By Dave Muoio September 29, 2017
As wide swaths of the southeastern US work to recover from the recent spate of hurricanes, they won’t be reliant on local health care providers alone. Since Hurricane Harvey began threatening the Houston area in late August, telemedicine vendors and healthcare providers alike have opened up their lines to receive emergency calls and support relief efforts free of charge. This isn’t the first time...
By Neil Versel January 15, 2014
Paraplegics walk with the help of robotic exoskeletons. Refugees from a natural disaster given remote care in a temporary health center. Patients with multiple chronic diseases are warned before they suffer a heart attack. Potentially deadly drug interactions prevented. These are just some of the ways in which digital health can save lives, attendees at the Digital Health Summit at International...
By Neil Versel July 2, 2013
A Spanish startup company is testing and pursuing regulatory approval for a wireless stretcher that allows for continuous monitoring of heart and stroke patients even when patients are being moved. Imaxdi, based in Vigo, Spain, has embedded its own, patented heart monitoring technology into a stretcher and has been testing prototypes for about six months at hospital in the autonomous Spanish...