February 9, 2017 – Cardiac Care App


Anchor lead: A new smartphone app helps manage care for those who’ve had a heart attack, Elizabeth Tracey reports

If you’ve had a heart attack, an app developed at Johns Hopkins may be able to help streamline and integrate your care.  The app was developed by a trans-institutional team at Hopkins, including engineers, nurses, doctors and others. Seth Martin, a cardiologist at Johns Hopkins involved with the project, describes the app.

Martin: It is an app on your smart phone. It’s paired with an Apple watch and a blood pressure monitor. It really is your recovery at your fingertips, so you’ll be able to track your medications, track your physical activity, follow up appointments with your physicians, with cardiac rehabilitation, keeping track of your vital signs, your heart rate and your blood pressure, your mood, which we know is really critical after a heart attack, and it has really state of the art educational content.    :29

Martin says the hope is that soon, people will be able to upload data from the app to their electronic health record, enabling them to become even more participatory in their own care. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.