With news that Apple‘s new iPhone is here, medical informatics companies are starting to announce their wares for the mobile platform. AirStrip Technologies, a firm we profiled before, will be releasing an application that should allow an obstetrician to access his hospitalized patients’ fetal heart rates and uterine tonometry data while having a walk through a park.
From the press release:
AirStrip OB, which is already available for use on PDAs and Smartphones, will allow obstetricians to use their iPhones to remotely access virtual real-time and historical waveform data for both the mother and baby directly from the hospital’s labor and delivery unit utilizing only a cell phone connection. A beta version of the AirStrip OB iPhone application will be completed by the end of the month, with AirStrip OB scheduled to be available for use by physicians on iPhones during the fourth quarter of 2008.
The AirStrip OB iPhone application will provide users with multi-touch capabilities to quickly scroll and zoom through critical data, including contraction and fetal heart waveform patterns. The AirStrip OB iPhone version will be taking advantage of not only the expanded iPhone screen size, but also Apple’s newly announced push notification service to send alerts to physicians based on individual physician customization. Furthermore, AirStrip OB on the iPhone will allow doctors to add patients to a “My Patients” list that will help physicians navigate through data more efficiently when time is of the essence.
Press release: AirStrip Technologies, L.P. Preps Revolutionary Medical Application for Apple iPhone 3G (.pdf)…
AirStrip company page…
Flashbacks: The AirStrip OB® for Wireless Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring