from the January 2011 issue

Apple's iPad to enable medical staff to help treat patients

A hospital in Israel has begun using Apple's iPad to enable medical staff to help treat patients, provide consultations and study X-rays and CT scans from afar.

The Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, located in the largely ultra-orthodox Tel Aviv suburb Bnei Brak, said it is the first hospital to program the high-resolution, touch-screen iPad to interact with Microsoft Corp's Chameleon software used by hospitals. The hospital's computer department programmed the iPad with the help of an external technology company.

"We now have the same program and the same database for treatment in the hospital on the iPad," Yoram Liwer, chief executive of Mayanei Hayeshua, said. "The patients' data are in the computer... so physicians who are out of hospital but on call can see X-rays and ultrasounds through their iPad and give more intelligent advice to staff in the hospital."

For example, a patient recently arrived in the emergency room with a broken hip and ultimately needed a full hip replacement.

The doctor on duty consulted with a senior orthopedic surgeon who was not in the hospital and who offered advice on the treatment after studying the X-rays and CT scans. The senior doctor was also able to follow up immediately after the surgery to see the results.

"The high resolution of the screens enables good viewing of the X-rays and also the iPad is also fun to work with," Liwer said.

Reprinted from the Israel High-Tech & Investment Report January 2011

Click HERE to request further information.
Click HERE to go BACK.