Blood Pressure App for iPhone and iPad

I recently got a chance to play with a really cool app. Thanks @cjbryant!

iHealth’s Blood Pressure app. View the website here. While I am still thinking of how this could work in an acute care setting (thoughts?), the implications for home health and self management are huge.

Simply plug the cuff into the dock. Attach your iPhone or iPad to the dock, and press Start. In less than 30 seconds you have a blood pressure reading. Not only does it simply take the blood pressure, but it also stores, tracks, and documents blood pressure over time. Can you imagine how this tool can help clinicians?

“This is Dr. Smith’s office calling to remind you of your Thursday appointment. Don’t forget to bring your insurance card, a photo ID, and your iHealth blood pressure readings for the past 2 months. See you Thursday.”

MDs can now accurately and dependably track blood pressure trends over time. The data couldn’t be simpler. It can be shared electronically as well. Emailed. Texted.

If you have blood pressure issues, and you own an iPhone or iPad, this may be worth checking out.

I do believe as more of these apps emerge, we will see healthier people.

4 Comments on “Blood Pressure App for iPhone and iPad

  1. Sarah — love the app and the wish that similar such apps will lead to greater health in this country. I’m with you on that one. I just returned from Albuquerque, NM after attending the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties annual conference. The highlight of the conference, (other than presenting a session on teaching DNP’s to use social media to expand access to care in rural communities) was a session on medical apps nurses can use at bedside or “office-side”, in the moment as clinical, support and teaching tools with patients. It was a great presentation and I know you would have loved it. I have the PPT slides and will send to you. Great job, girl! Stay with it.

  2. Sarah, wouldn’t it be cool if there was some sort of headphone device that acted like a stethoscope at the end, and plugged into the iPhone/iPad? Could be for nurses..and, unlike the stethoscope, it could save and record abnormal heartbeats. Pretty cool! Maybe someday. You have great ideas, and I love reading your posts! Great job. Keep writing! -Julie

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