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Innovations Report: Medical Diagnoses in the Palms of Their Hands

“The use of technology in medicine takes another step forward
with a program being road-tested now at Creighton University
Medical Center. Several Creighton residents are using
wireless-enabled handheld devices to obtain immediate access to the
latest patient information at their fingertips.

“Long gone are the days of reading a patient’s chart hanging on
a hospital bed. For years now, doctors have checked results of
patient tests on desktop computers located throughout the hospital.
Soon even this method will be obsolete as more and more doctors
access real-time patient information via handheld devices on their
way to see a patient, or during the patient visit…”


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