Sierre Leone Ebola Team Receives Customized Tablet and EMR from Google

ebola-tabletTreating patients for Ebola in third world countries poses a host of conflicts. One of the more significant challenges facing doctors attempting to treat Ebola in Sierra Leone is that of keeping patient records. Any items that have been potentially exposed to the virus have to be treated with chlorine before leaving the quarantine area. This creates a problem for doctors trying to keep patient records as paper records and tablets must be kept inside of the quarantine area.

Now, Google has developed a specially sealed tablet that protects from viral germs, and can also wirelessly transmit data to computers outside of the isolation zone. Additionally, the package comes with an open source Electronic Medical Record (EMR) that facilitates the keeping of medical records in areas of outbreak.

(Source: medGadget)

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