Originally Posted by Rudy3145
And why would anyone want to decode a patients EKG? Odd and dabbles into the HIPPA Law violations.
First, it's not a HIPAA
violation, as others have stated. HIPAA governs the actions of healthcare providers only. Besides, there are no patient demographics other than the age and sex of the patient transmitted over the air.
Second, I'm a medical student and I'd be interested to see the EKGs that correspond with the hospital patches.
I was just wondering if anyone has come up with a way to decode the signals, not just because I'd like to see the EKG, but I'm also curious as to the method of encoding/decoding the signal.
I'm not breaking any laws by doing this, and there's really nothing odd about it at all. Please do your research before attempting to criticize someone else's actions or intentions.
Originally Posted by bezking
What frequencies are you hearing this on?
I've only heard this on 463.1000 (MED 5), but I can't speak for any other channels. The paramedic usually says something like "[Unit] on 5", and then someone from "MEDCOM" answers. Then the paramedic usually gives a brief report, may or may not ask for medication orders, and then may or may not transmit an EKG (which starts out with DTMF, and then various "whistling" sounds with DTMF interspersed occasionally).