SINGAPORE: To reduce the time taken to help stroke patients, A*STAR is testing out a new mobile app called "iStroke".
It will help doctors from different departments (eg: neurosurgeons, neurologists, radiographers, nurses) communicate more quickly during an emergency.
Currently, they rely on phonecalls. But the new app means they can also send videos, pictures and CT scans —— to discuss the symptoms and appropriate treatment for the stroke patient.
Doctors said that another advantage is that the treatment and discussion can be recorded, which is useful for teaching and research purposes.
The app will be tested at the National Neuroscience Institute for six months, and feedback will be provided to the Bio—imaging Consortium at A*STAR.
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