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May 17th, 2013

Instagram for Heart Attacks: iPhone App Speeds ECG Transmission to Hospital

In the crucial early stages of a possible myocardial infarction (MI), EMTs on the scene now rely on slow and unreliable proprietary technology to transmit vital ECG data to physicians at a hospital for evaluation. But a new iPhone app using standard cell phone networks may help speed the process and, ultimately, cut delays in […]


February 15th, 2013

When Patients Can Obtain Their Own EKG

The FDA has approved a device that enables patients to obtain their own EKG with their iPhone. Calling this development “uncharted medicolegal territory”, Wes Fisher explores the potential dilemmas this device will cause for doctors and patients.


March 15th, 2012

Hospital Readmission Calculator? There’s an App for That!

Want to calculate the risk of readmission for MI, heart failure, or pneumonia? There’s an App for that!