AliveCor ECG

By Jonah Comstock May 5, 2016
A new study from the University of Buffalo showed that not only did AliveCor's smartphone-connected heart monitor detect as many arrythmias as a traditional 14-day cardiac event monitor, but patients were also considerably more adherent to the smartphone-connected device. "The point of the study was to determine whether any smartphone app could be good enough to replace what we normally use now,...
By Jonah Comstock January 19, 2016
The results are in for the Scripps Translational Science Institute’s Wired For Health study, and there’s no sugar-coating it: they’re disappointing for those working in digital health. The six-month randomized control trial found no short-term benefit in health costs or outcomes for patients monitoring their health with connected devices.  “It was a bit disappointing, but remember, this was the...
By Jonah Comstock July 16, 2015
Utah health system Intermountain Healthcare -- and other, as yet unknown providers -- appear to be investigating AliveCor's smartphone ECG device in a clinical context, to determine whether the iPhone version of the device is comparable with traditional 12-lead ECGs. The trial aims to test the device with 50 patients who have possible ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), a common type of...
By Jonah Comstock December 18, 2014
AliveCor launched its new third generation smartphone-connected EKG device, a model that is both slimmed down and considerably cheaper than its predecessors. The device will sell for $74.99, compared to the previous model's $199 price tag, and is 50 percent thinner and 40 percent lighter. "The new AliveCor third generation device is a lower-profile consumer design," Cindy Donohoe, vice president...
By Aditi Pai December 10, 2014
Japan-based medical device company Omron Healthcare has partnered with AliveCor to help bring AliveCor's FDA-cleared smartphone-connected electrocardiogram (ECG) to more online and brick and mortar retailers. AliveCor CEO Euan Thomson told MobiHealthNews in an interview that Omron already sells its own products at various retailers, and through this partnership, Omron will bring AliveCor's...
By Jonah Comstock October 30, 2014
Smartphone-enabled ECG medical device maker AliveCor and Greatcall, which makes a line of mobile phones and health services marketed to seniors, have partnered to bring the AliveCor device to GreatCall phones. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, claiming about 1 million lives each year,” David Inns, CEO of GreatCall, said in a statement. “With access to an easy-to-use,...
By Jonah Comstock August 21, 2014
AliveCor has received an additional FDA 510(k) clearance, this time for an algorithm that allows its smartphone ECG to detect atrial fibrillation -- an abnormal heart rhythm that isn't always detectable to the patient, but if left untreated can lead to stroke or congestive heart failure -- with high accuracy. The app is set to launch for consumers in September. "Our pretty strong belief is that...
By Jonah Comstock July 7, 2014
The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has released an unpublished proposed rule that will soon lead to changes in coverage under Medicare Part B. Notably, the proposed rule will expand the range of telehealth services that can be reimbursed under Medicare. Since 2002, CMS has acknowledged that the range of use cases for telemedicine is always changing, and has provided a mechanism...
By Brian Dolan February 24, 2014
San Francisco-based AliveCor has inked a deal with electronic medical records company Practice Fusion that enables healthcare providers who use AliveCor's smartphone-enabled, single-channel ECG to import electrocardiogram readings, annotated reports and expert reviews into their EHR. If they are Practice Fusion users, of course. AliveCor told MobiHealthNews in an email that the ECG readings will...
By Jonah Comstock November 18, 2013
Smartphone-connected ECG maker AliveCor has added a telemedicine service to its product. AliveCor AliveInsights will allow patients to send their recorded ECG readings to remote cardiac technicians or cardiologists for interpretation at any time, for a fee. AliveCor co-founder Dr. Dave Albert has long hinted that this service was in the works. "A human over-read with a very reasonable cost per...

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