Northwell Health, Apple deploy app to give real-time surgery insights

New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health and Apple partnered to deploy an iPad app that provides medical professionals trauma care insights in real time.

Four details:

  1. The app, called T6, runs exclusively on iPads, according to a Nov. 10 news release. It allows medical professionals to input and analyze patient data such as vitals and injury details. The offers real-time feedback virtual communications between the person administering care and a trauma team based in another location.

  2. The app is used by Northwell Health, U.S. military Craig Joint Theater Hospital in Afghanistan and San Antonio-based Brooke Army Medical Center.

  3. The app is named after the concept of the "golden hour," the period of time after a traumatic event that will secure the best outcome from medical intervention, thought to be around six hours.

  4. "We’re already seeing an increased adherence to trauma guidelines with our teams using the app," said Nathan Christopherson, vice president of surgery for Northwell. "I can also see [emergency medical services] using it at the scene of accidents to capture photos and videos to help inform care, and at rural hospitals for telemedicine — T6 has the power to do all of that."

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