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Arutz Sheva: New MDA mobile app shortens stroke treatment time

Posted By : Lisa-Michelle Kucharz March 16, 2017

Once the MDA team has examined the patient, they will instantly transfer the data required for admission to the hospital trauma department.

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Magen David Adom conducted a conference attended by 25 neurologists and emergency medicine doctors from various hospitals in Israel, to unveil a new lifesaving app feature. The conference took place at MDA’s National Command and Control Center in Kiryat Ono.

In the conference, MDA unveiled the new model for treatment of stroke cases enabled by a new mobile application feature. The model was developed by the in-house Magen David Adom development team and in collaborating with Dr. Roni Eichel of Shaare Zedek Medical Center and has been successfully tested in a pilot over the past few months. The new model is planned to be introduced in all Israeli hospitals.

According to Dr. Eichel, a stroke may erupt suddenly, and from the moment it does a “countdown” begins – every moment that passes counts. Every minute that goes by without the patient receiving medical treatment, he or she may lose 2,000,000 brain cells, causing irreparable damage and severe disabilities. Therefore, there is a tremendous importance to proper and rapid evacuation, diagnosis and treatment.

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