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INNOVATIVE: Couple make analysing patients' test results quicker with iPads

KUALA LUMPUR: A MALAYSIAN doctor working in Australia has developed a method of monitoring patients' records using iPad, iPhone and other tablet devices.

Dr Hashrul Nizam Zainul Rashid spent nearly eight months setting up a special system, which allows doctors to monitor and advise patients about their health using an iPad.

The 27-year-old, who is attached to Shapperton Hospital in Melbourne, said doctors could analyse the test results once they were completed instead of enduring delays.

"Doctors often have to wait awhile for the lab test results as they have to wait in line to use the computer and retrieve the patients' records from the database.

"With this system, the moment the patients' results are available, we can inform them and even let them view their health progress on the iPad," Dr Hashrul said when contacted in Melbourne.

"The data can also be viewed by medical officers with special login privileges."

He said the system was developed with the help of the hospital's information technology department and his wife, Dr Ameera Syazana Amiruddin, who is also attached to the hospital.

"The system, called ColdFusion, operates on the wireless network provided by Shapperton Hospital.

"The information technology department here is strict about data safety issues and the information system can only be accessed by doctors with specific identification numbers."

Dr Hashrul, who is the son of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Medical Faculty deputy dean (graduate), Dr Zainul Rashid Mohd Razi, said his innovation had attracted the attention of various parties.

The former student of SMK Taman Melawati, here, had been invited by several institutions to talk about his innovation.

An Australian news report on how Dr Hashrul Nizam Zainul Rashid monitors and advises patients about their health situation using an iPad at Shapperton Hospital in Melbourne.

Dr Hashrul Nizam Zainul Rashid with his wife, Dr Ameera Syazana Amiruddin, who helped him develop the ColdFusion system.


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