Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 23:59:00 +0200
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Smartphone Tracker Gives Doctors Remote Viewing Powers
Here’s the smartphone technology that alerts a doctor when patients are headed for trouble.
At the Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, nurses can see into the lives of some diabetes patients even when they’re not at the clinic. If a specific patient starts acting lethargic, or making lengthy calls to his mom, a green box representing him on an online dashboard turns yellow, then red. Soon, a nurse will call to see if he is still taking his medication.