UAE (United Arab Emirates) installs first remote patient monitoring system:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UAE has introduced its first electronic patient monitoring system, at the Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed hospital in Ajman. The system, which allows doctors to monitor the vital signs of patients in various wards simultaneously, is due to undergo a trial period of six months. Hospital doctors will then report their findings to the ministry of health, which will consider the possibility of introducing the system to all of its hospitals. The system incorporates a "user-friendly" touch-screen feature and a print-out which is automatically produced when there is a marked change in the patient's vital signs, reports the Khaleej Times.