New app set to revolutionise outback health

A new smartphone app could revolutionise the way health care is delivered in the outback. The iECG replaces a traditional ECG machine to detect atrial fibrillation, which is responsible for one third of all strokes in Australia. A pilot program run by the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at the University of Sydney is trialling the technology in far western New South Wales to create the first snapshot of atrial fibrillation rates in Aboriginal people. One of the benefits is that it can be carried out by local healthcare workers with minimal training and effort. Daniel Kelly is an Aboriginal…
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