[ Wednesday, September 20, 2006 ]
Remote Medical Monitoring:
Here's an interesting story
out of Jacksonville, Florida on the use of remote monitoring of certain health aspects of children. In this voluntary program, kids with chronic illnesses like asthma or diabetes can be tested for relevant medical issues regularly while at school, the the test results will be sent via the internet to the local children's hospital, where they will be available to be accessed by the kids' doctors. This saves on having the kids pulled out of school (and their parents out of work) for medical appointments to do these tests, making it easier on all involved and presumably helping ensure better compliance with monitoring regimens.
Obviously there are privacy implications, but sounds like a good advancement via technology.
Jeff [11:59 AM]
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