Author: Chris Paine

Congestive Heart Failure Monitoring after Discharge with Apple CareKit and Apple Watch

Wearable health technology is another step in the direction of bringing the doctor’s office home with you and making health service ubiquitous. A big focus and theme in recent digital health interventions, as well as other health technology innovations in general, has been continuing care and contact outside the confines of the office. This started with small steps, mainly education that was accessible anywhere and has leaped to being able to take vitals and diagnostics from the comfort of your own home, load the data into your smartphone or computer and then share it with your doctor. If that’s not enough, we can now use this data and set parameters to alert the doctor if anything is wrong, completely automating the monitoring process. One of the issues with our rapidly advancing technologies is that we have not quite caught up yet. We have a number of technologies at our disposal, yet we still use them similarly to how we use antiquated technologies. Many people have scales that sync to their smartphone, yet still simply look at the number and either smile or frown then go about their day. Patients have heart rate monitors that they only really pay attention to while they’re exercising or use as a novelty. Even many diabetics still take their blood glucose level multiple times per day via finger tip pen prick, write down their...

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Creating Digital CarePrograms for ERAS Protocol

Mobile health is a rapidly advancing field. It is a buzzword that is thrown around quite a bit in healthcare today that promises the union of high technology and brilliant healthcare to improve outcomes, give greater visibility to patient vitals and statistics, improve research insights, enhance diagnostics and more. How do you stay ahead of the curve and keep up with your patients and peers, especially when it can be extremely costly in terms of capital and time to create a mobile app for patient engagement? Furthermore, it is not simply enough to create an app to say you’ve...

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