Keeping people out of the hospital is one benefit of a smartphone app called Corrie, Elizabeth Tracey reports


Corrie can help you avoid rehospitalization after you’ve had a heart attack, a study led by Seth Martin, a cardiologist at Johns Hopkins, and colleagues has shown. Corrie is the name of a smartphone app that integrates all aspects of a person’s care as well as providing educational tools so people can become informed participants in their own care.

Martin: The Corrie patients had a fifty percent lower risk of 30 day all cause readmissions compared to patients who were in the historical group that did not use Corrie. We really spanned large academic hospitals as well as more community based hospitals. We also published a cost-effectiveness analysis that really shows the associated of these outcomes with much lower costs of medical care, in fact can result in savings.  :31

Martin says additional studies on various aspects of Corrie’s impact are planned. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.