Canadian EMS uses iPhone to access patient history
By Briony Smith
ALBERTA, Canada — Apple's popular smart phone is being used by Foothills Regional Emergency Services in Alberta to access electronic patient histories. Next up: bi-directional capabilities
An Alberta health-care organization is using iPhones to access—and, one day, update—patient data in the field to provide better care for those in an emergency.
“Often patients can’t be good historians,” said Foothills Regional Emergency Services paramedic and staff device officer Theresia Berry. “Sometimes you go to a call in a remote area, and the patient might be suffering from mental illness, dementia, advanced age, Alzheimer’s, intoxication, or a trauma or head injury.”
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