Home Conferences Contact Us Continuing Education Jobs Weekly News Archives Readership Profile

Monthly News Archives Pharmacy Awards Search Site Search Magazine Archives



News for week ending 7 June 2002


The Bayview medical centre in Wollongong, Australia has just finished a trial of Multimedia, a GPRS wireless application that allows patients with diabetes to manage their condition by sending blood sugar readings to their doctors via mobile phone.

During the trial, patients were able to self-monitor their condition so that information could be reviewed by their doctor and appropiate treatment recommended over the phone so they didn't have to visit the medical clinic for readings.

In the future, third generation telecommunications networks and applications like MMS will enable patients to do even more. For example, video-conference directly with their doctors from their homes.

Back to welcome page

Back to news archives


Complete this month's questionnaire to qualify for extra Continuing Education credits. Click here
For the answers to last month's quiz click here.


Click here to find out who the winners are for the Pharmacy Today/Zuellig Pharma Pharmacy Awards 2002. Also view and purchase photos of the Awards.


For the leading stories in our latest issue of Pharmacy Today magazine visit our welcome page.


To subscribe to Pharmacy Today, or to purchase The Beauty Manual or The Pharmacy Healthcare Handbook click here.

Consumer Health Information

New Zealand Doctor Online