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High Tech And High Touch: Wireless Technology Enables Physicians To Access Patient Updates From Anywhere, Anytime

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July 11, 2001
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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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A growing number of physicians at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are consulting their Palm Pilots these days – for much more than their next patient’s appointment. The small, hand-held device contains a wireless modem that taps into Cedars-Sinai’s secure web server, accessing customized software that is continuously updated to give them the latest information on everything from a patient’s blood pressure to a full medical consultation.

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 10, 2001) – A growing number of physicians at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are consulting their Palm Pilots these days – for much more than their next patient’s appointment. One doc uses the handy device to check a patient’s lab test results on his way to grand rounds, while another uses hers to check a patient’s surgery results at the airport. In either scenario, the doctors at Cedars-Sinai can now access a patient’s medical information from anywhere – 24 hours a day. What they learn enables them to make time-sensitive medical decisions affecting their patients’ care.


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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. "High Tech And High Touch: Wireless Technology Enables Physicians To Access Patient Updates From Anywhere, Anytime." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 11 July 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010711060108.htm>.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. (2001, July 11). High Tech And High Touch: Wireless Technology Enables Physicians To Access Patient Updates From Anywhere, Anytime. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010711060108.htm
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. "High Tech And High Touch: Wireless Technology Enables Physicians To Access Patient Updates From Anywhere, Anytime." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/07/010711060108.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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