Patient Education Technology: KardiaMobile App
Subject: Health IT
Table of Contents Scenario mHealth Application Teaching Evaluation References Scenario Mr. Johnson is a 60-year-old male recently diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia. He is active for his age but experiences discomfort in his chest. He used to work as an ambulance paramedic for many years and has the medical background necessary to manage the condition. However, Mr. Johnson requires guidance on how to use mobile technology to monitor his heart rhythm. mHealth Application Name: KardiaMobile Purpose: Allows to provide medical-grade heart readings, including rhythm and EKG analysis using mobile devices Intended audience: Patients that are experiencing any cardio related issues or diagnosed with critical cardiac diseases. Mobile device(s) upon which it will operate: Smartphone and tablet devices running latest versions of iOS and Android. Where to download or obtain it: Apple App Store or Google Play Store for the application. However, additional equipment must be purchased from the company website (AliveCor, n.d.). Teaching Interface: The interface is simple to use but looks professional and informative. Usability: The application allows to take a medical-grade EKG in 30 seconds. It monitors any abnormalities to heart rhythm. The application is FDA approved and can be used without a prescription (Van Slooten, 2018). Favorite Thing: Hardware is portable and can be attached to Apple Watch devices. Favorite Thing: Maintains heart readings over time allowing to see a pattern. It can also be demonstrated to a physician, which helps to provide better treatment. Evaluation The patient can monitor heart rhythm with an extremely accurate measurement device. The application evaluates the relationship between heart readings and activity levels. Any inconsistencies and abnormalities are noted, and the patient is alerted to maintain attention and possibly see a doctor. References AliveCor. (n.d.). KardiaMobile. Web.
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Van Slooten, T. (2018). AliveCor KardiaMobile heart monitor review 2018. Web.