This week Conshohocken, PA-based wireless cardiac monitoring company CardioNet announced the launch of an iPad app, called CardioNet Access. The app is for physicians who prescribe the company’s mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry (MCOT) system, which helps doctors diagnose and monitor cardiac arrhythmias. The CardioNet Access app offers its physician users ”easier accessibility to their patient data” and the ability to save, print, and send patient reports right from their iPad.
As of May 2012 already more than 62 percent of physicians had some form of tablet — though a vast majority used iPads — according to Manhattan Research’s Taking the Pulse survey.
“Starting today, we launched an iPad application which allows health care providers to instantly access cardiac monitoring reports on-line,” CardioNet CEO Joe Capper said in a statement. “We believe that making the most precise mobile cardiac-related information available to physicians at their fingertips, in a user-friendly format, is a powerful tool that will benefit patients, payors and physicians alike.”
The CardioNet Access app is a free download for CardioNet physician users.
Earlier this year CardioNet rolled out MCOTos, the newest iteration of its MCOT offering, and earlier this month the company announced a new product, a wireless-enabled event monitor, called wEvent.
“This new wireless device provides physicians a much improved replacement to their traditional event monitor,” Capper said in a statement at the time. “The wEvent, unlike existing event monitors, offers wireless transmission of symptom and activity reporting, providing a higher level of patient convenience and better quality of information.”
wEvent integrates with the same backend system as the company’s MCOT offering.