NHS is target for Patient in Your Pocket

US mobile systems provider CSC has launched its Patient in Your Pocket mobile system in the UK to enable mobile healthcare professionals to access and update patient information at the point of care using a BlackBerry smartphone. They are aiming it health professionals such as community nurses, midwives, health visitors and doctors on ‘house calls’. The system can be used to plan day-to-day appointments, retrieve up-to-date information about the patient’s condition during an assessment, and to collect data. Telecoms.com item BlackBerry-based telehealth system hits UK. Thanks to John Farrell (mobilehealthwatch) for the heads-up. [Is this marketing powered by optimism, or is it a strategy built on something we don’t know about? If CSC manages to break into the NHS market it will make an interesting case study on how to do it! Ed. Steve]