Search Tag: Apple Watch

Cardiology Management

2024 08 May

  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made history by granting the Apple Watch approval as a digital health technology device. Specifically, the FDA has endorsed its atrial fibrillation (AFib) feature as a qualified tool in the Medical Device Development Tools (MDDT) programme. This feature aids in detecting irregular heart patterns and has...Read more

Cardiology Management

2023 01 Aug

A recent study reports that individuals with heart failure who increased their daily step count experienced notable improvements in their health status during a 12-week period.   Consumer wearable devices to track health status and progress have become increasingly popular. However, interpreting data from these devices, including step count,...Read more

Cardiology Management

2022 09 Nov

The University of Cincinnati is part of a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study a strategy to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. The trial will use an app on Apple Watch to monitor irregular heartbeat to reduce patients’ reliance on blood-thinning medication. “The individualised...Read more

Executive Health Management

2020 29 Jan

Summary: The big tech players are all making inroads into healthcare, bringing their industry know-how into a sector that is traditionally slow to adapt to change. Whether their impact will ultimately result in better resource management and cost savings remains to be seen, but they are definitely a force to be reckoned with. There is no doubt...Read more

Cardiology Management

2019 27 Mar

Results of the Apple Heart Study, a large-scale, app-based study to detect irregular heart rhythm (including atrial fibrillation) using a smartwatch, were presented at EHRA 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Some European experts expressed their views about the study.   Atrial fibrillation, the most common...Read more

ICU Management

2018 06 Mar

Cardiac arrest is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It occurs either in hospital and out of hospital situations with a common variable in the decision making process: time. Each year, according to the AHA (American Heart Association) statistical report , more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests per year occur in the United States...Read more

IT Management

2015 20 Oct

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore have developed an app that allows patients with epilepsy to track their seizures using their Apple Watch. The interactive EpiWatch app works with ResearchKit, an open-source framework designed by Apple to facilitate research studies carried out using its devices. EpiWatch gives users a chance to help...Read more

IT Management

2015 26 May

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and Polaris Health Directions have teamed up for a project to help those with breast cancer deal with behavioural health issues. The project will rely on the Apple Watch to track behavioural data in real time that could help refine patients' treatment regimens. The plan is to equip some 30 breast cancer patients...Read more