Technology | November 15, 2006

Monitoring Service Gives Patients Timely Connection to Clinic

The Medtronic CareLink Network is the Internet-based remote monitoring service for patients with Medtronic implanted cardiac devices and their clinics.
Using a standard phone line, patients can send their device information to their clinics from the comfort of their home or while traveling.
The monitor plugs into a standard phone line, gathers the information and sends it to a secure storage site. The Internet is not needed to transmit.
The clinicians can see device information by logging on to their computer and pulling up the information when and where they need it by using a special Web site. Patient confidentiality is a priority of the Network. The Web site is secure, protected by username and password for use by authorized clinic personnel.

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