Medical world enlists everyday technology for help

03/30/2006 | WLS-TV (Chicago)

Hospitals around the country are riding the new wave of technology, using gadgets to improve medical care, for example, delivering facts about procedures to patients on PDAs. EMS crews can use digital cell phone technology to send rhythm data to the emergency room, cutting the time it takes to start heart-saving procedures in half, and the "Heart Pod" is a PDA that measures fluid levels in patients with congestive heart failure.

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