ECG reports on Blackberry to be avilable in India

Tele-medicine has come of age in India as doctors in the country will now be able to view patient's electrocardiogram (ECG) reports on their Blackberry smartphone if it is connected by GSM mobile service operator Vodafone.

This service has come about with of three companies – Canada's Research n Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry smartphones, Navi Mumbai-based Maestros Mediline Systems, a designer and manufacturer of diagnostic and patient monitoring devices and cellular operator Vodafone.

Under a pact with RIM, Maestros Mediline Systems has developed an ECG application called eUNO-R10 for BlackBerry smartphones.

The device is a portable monitor that records the patients ECG and relays the data to the medial records server, which then sends it to a doctor's BlackBerry smartphone over the Vodafone GSM network.

This will help doctors get real time data of patients' ECG reports, which will enable them to take quick decisions in case of an emergency or where an urgent diagnosis is needed.

With the eUNO R10 application, doctors will also be able to retrieve patient's old ECG records at any time from anywhere.