Reflecting the uptick in the practice of telehealth, Calgary Scientific has released a new white paper titled “The Road to Telehealth 2.0 Is Mobile.” The article explores how the growth in mobile devices, broader wireless connectivity, and the spike in the use of cloud technologies are affecting the next generation of healthcare.

“The benefits realized by mobile access to information and expertise are ideally suited to the needs of healthcare. Applications such as telestroke that integrate mobile image viewing capabilities have been proven to save valuable minutes in accessing images, thereby cutting the time it takes to begin diagnosis,” said Pierre Lemire, president and CTO of Calgary Scientific. “It would be hard to find a greater industry benefit than the provision of quicker care when time is of the essence.”

The article covers findings from a recent pilot study conducted by Nebraska Medicine, indicating how mobile devices can support the practice of telestroke (telemedicine as applied to stroke care). Additional highlights include a review of how the United States Veterans Association uses mobile and desktop devices to provide their clinicians with access to radiological images.

The article is available for download on the Calgary Scientific website.

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