New Cell Phone App Could Save Lives / Yet Another New Set of Uses and Gratifications

AT&T is releasing a cell phone app that allows patients to monitor and automatically transfer their heart data to their cardiologists using blue-tooth technology.

The service, offered MedNet Healthcare Technologies, lets customers who are in At&T’s network range or roaming areas send their heart data to a central monitoring center, which will then relay the information to their doctor. The service is available for a monthly fee, and doctors must be signed up to use it.

In addition to wireless monitoring of the new servcie, MedNet will also use AT&T voice services so cardiac technicians and physicians can quickly reach out to patients if needed.

The new service is expected to launch April 21.  (Read more)

— Bob


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