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Verizon teams with MCG to test cutting-edge technology
Date:2/11/2008

er you can even display an interpretable, 12-lead EKG on a device thats either on the market now or nearly ready for the market. This whole thing makes no sense unless there is a reasonable, portable, wireless multi-functional device what we want is a device that allows the cardiologist to get the call, view the EKG, interpret it and communicate the treatment decision.

Over the next few months, Verizon will send the MCG team its marketable and near-marketable phones for testing.

The next piece is to work with a database of already-diagnosed digital electrocardiograms, he says. Well know how they were officially interpreted the first time and then be able to tell whether this will really work.

Well put together teams that will look at these and say, This will work. This wont work, he says. This close partnership with the Verizon technical people will allow us to provide our input to people who are developing the next generation technology.

Verizon is pleased to partner with the Medical College of Georgia on such an important healthcare initiative, says Michelle Robinson, senior vice-president of Verizon. We are proud of the work Dr. Max Stachura and his team are doing.

Dr. Stachura and his team hope to identify a device that will work by September. MCG then would work with the Verizon Foundation to obtain funding for the next step.


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Contact: Jennifer Hilliard
jhilliard@mcg.edu
706-721-8604
Medical College of Georgia
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