In 2009 Airstrip had the FDA approval for tracking expectant mothers and now the remote monitoring is available for Critical Care and Cardiology tracking. Initially the software was written for the IPhone but the platform has been extended to include the IPad too.
Hospitals can purchase the AirStrip system and physicians can install on their smart phones. This allows the physicians to be mobile throughout the hospital and the ability to have an immediate alert if they are needed.
You can read more at the link above about a hospital in Houston using the technology. BD
"With FDA clearance of the AirStrip RPM CRITICAL CARE and CARDIOLOGY solution, AirStrip has taken a giant step forward in an effort to improve patient safety, strengthen communication between medical professionals and affect better outcomes through the use of a growing suite of AirStrip solutions on mobile platforms," said Dr. Cameron Powell, President and CMO of AirStrip Technologies. "There are times when the physician simply cannot be at the bedside. However, with the AirStrip RPM solution, multiple patients can be monitored virtually anywhere, anytime."
Initially developed for the Apple iPhone operating system, the AirStrip RPM CRITICAL CARE and CARDIOLOGY solutions will now be available to medical professionals who use the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, iPod touch, and the iPad. Dr. Powell said development of the expanded AirStrip RPM solutions for other smartphone brands is actively being pursued.
AirStrip Technologies released its first remote patient monitoring solution, AirStrip OB, in 2006. It remains the only solution of its kind available, and is now installed in labor and delivery units in more than 200 U.S. hospitals.