If you’re choosing a health app because you’ve had a heart attack, Corrie might be for you, Elizabeth Tracey reports


Health apps purport to serve lots of functions, with a new one called Corrie simplifying things for those who’ve had a heart attack and would like to make changes to avoid another. Seth Martin, a cardiologist at Johns Hopkins and one of the app’s developers, says simply deluging people with information after a heart attack just wasn’t working for many.

Martin: There has to be a better way, and the better way is a digital forward strategy where we go directly to the smart phone, what’s in all our patient’s hands, the smart watches on their wrists, there’s that intimate personal power that you have there, it’s something that’s with you all time, and our thought was to build something really effective, really easy to use, that can basically extend what we can offer as a healthcare system to really put the power in the patients.  :26

Corrie has a wide range of features that enable people to keep all their information in one place and understand how its integrated in a holistic approach to heart health. The app should be widely available soon, Martin says. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.