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.