Thursday, September 6, 2007

Cell phones in hospitals

According to the Mayo Clinic, it may be okay to use your newly discounted iPhone at the hospital. SV

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Calls made on cellular phones have no negative impact on hospital medical devices, dispelling the long-held notion that they are unsafe to use in health care facilities, according to Mayo Clinic researchers.

In a study published in the March 2007 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers say normal use of cell phones results in no noticeable interference with patient care equipment. Three hundred tests were performed over a five-month period in 2006, without a single problem incurred.

Mayo Clinic

1 comment:

Dr. J. said...

We use them all the time at Vanderbilt. All of the full time clinical cardiologists are issued Treo's.