Mayo Clinic connects neurologists via mobile app

By: Brian Dolan | Nov 3, 2010        

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resolution-mdTwo months ago Calgary Scientific announced that Health Canada had cleared its ResolutionMD Mobile app, which enables doctors to securely access high quality medical images from an iPhone or Android smartphone. This week the Mayo Clinic in Arizona announced it was using ResolutionMD Mobile to connect its neurologists with others working in seven remote hospitals.

“One of the huge benefits is that we’re not transferring files to the actual device. We’re simply using it as a viewer,” Dwight Channer, program manager of stroke telemedicine at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, told CIO.com. “Because we’re not downloading any images to the smartphone, they’re still protected and stored behind a firewall.”

Mayo Clinic told CIO.com that its neurologists prefer the mobile app to other methods for viewing CT scans because on other platforms the image resolution is not as high or its less interactive than a smartphone touchscreen, which can zoom in and out on images.

In September Calgary Scientific also announced plans to offer ResolutionMD Mobile through Sprint to provide the app to physicians who own Android-powered HTC EVO 4G devices. The HTC EVO 4G, which launched in June, is the first phone Sprint has offered for its new “4G” network. Calgary Scientific has also partnered with Siemens, Viatronix and Sentinelle Medical to distribute ResolutionMD.

More on Mayo and ResolutionMD Mobile over at CIO.com