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eMedonline telemonitoring dose management system

Patients recovering from congestive heart failure at Nyack Hospital in New York are being offered a telemonitoring system to help with medication compliance. The data collected from the test system generates an e-diary of patient adherence to the prescribed drug regimen, so clinicians can monitor compliance at the patient or study group level.

Patients can opt into the program when they are released from the hospital. They get medication in smart-labeled packaging that includes a radio frequency identification tag, a wireless tag reader, and a cell phone. The reader turns the phone into a medication scanner.

A mobile app running on the phone schedules the medication and calls patients at the appropriate times. The system provides prompts, and a synthesized voice tells them which medication to take and what it's for.

The tag reader lets patients know they have the right bottle, while the phone transmits their responses to a database and to clinical staff. Missed doses generate alerts to the medical team. Article

Mobile cardiac telemetry diagnostic monitoring, by Arrhythmia Research Technology

This Canadian company is developing cardiac telemetry diagnostic monitoring services for use across the U.S. The mobile app builds on the company's signal-averaging electrocardiography software for detecting heart arrhythmias. The software is teamed with integrated sensor, wireless, Internet, and telecom technologies to produce a monitoring platform that can be used for clinical trial support and diagnostics, as well as for patients who require monitoring. ART release

Mobile Clinical Results software, by PatientKeeper

The Mobile Clinical Results software, which gives doctors access to patient medical records, supports the Google Android operating system. The software can be configured to the workflow of the clinician. Screens can be customized and modules can be changed to fit the requirements of each trial. Lab results can be displayed in multiple formats. Article

Malaria-tracking data transfer

Smartphones with integrated MicroSD cards became data transfer devices for a malaria-tracking project in Uganda. They are used in conjunction with LogMeIn Rescue, a solution often used by IT staffers for remote access to home and work computers. The secure application software allows malaria-project staff at headquarters to retrieve disease-spread data collected via smartphones in the field. Data-entry workers copy the disease data onto a MicroSD card and insert it into the phone for transmission to headquarters. Article

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