Picture this: You're in the hospital, attached to an electrocardiograph machine, and your cardiologist is about to tee off on the 16th hole.
A new iPhone app will let the doctor call up your EKG results right there.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is one of several large hospitals nationwide that are rolling out an application allowing cardiologists to view electrocardiograph results via iPhones and iPads.
The technology, created by AirStrip Technologies in San Antonio and scheduled for release Monday, allows doctors to remotely analyze a range of EKG data. Previously, clinicians typically could access the information only at computers in hospitals or medical offices.
The technology could be used in emergency situations to enable a specialist or a patient's personal doctor to immediately view EKG results.