AliveCor: Bringing Medically Relevant EKG to Patients Anywhere and Anytime

As wearables have come into healthcare by storm, I’ve often noted that most of the wearables coming to healthcare aren’t very medically relevant.  How much clinical value is there in steps?  Some, but not very much.  I do believe that healthcare wearables will get to the point that they are extremely medically relevant and it will impact healthcare in a good way.

Interestingly, I’ve always thought of one exception to the above and that’s AliveCor’s EKG devices.  This is probably due to the fact that their founder, Dr. David Albert has a medical device background and so he wanted to make a clinically relevant product.  He’s done just that with the KardiaMobile and now even more so with the 6 lead KardiaMobile 6L.

While many people have come to know EKG technology thanks to Apple incorporating it into their watch, AliveCor has been doing it for much longer.  Plus, there’s a big difference between a single lead EKG and a 6 lead EKG.  Not to mention, AliveCor offers a direct to consumer KardiaCare product that allows a patient to access a board-certified cardiologist to review a patient’s EKG readings.  Plus, AliveCor recently announced a suite of AI solutions for personal ECG that will be available in 2021.

To learn more about what AliveCor is doing to bring EKGs to patients, we sat down with Dr. David Albert, Founder and Chief Medical Officer, AliveCor.  We discuss the full suite of AliveCor products and the differences between the single lead EKG vs the 6 lead EKG.

Dr. Albert also shares whether all patients should be regularly doing an EKG or not.  Plus, he highlights when having a regular EKG is extremely valuable to a patient.  We also talk about how a doctor would use the AliveCor product.  Should every doctor have one in the office?  Should doctors be prescribing an at home EKG product like AliveCor to their patients?

Check out our interview with Dr. Albert below to learn more about AliveCor and their efforts to provide patients EKG information anywhere and anytime.

Learn more about AliveCor: https://www.alivecor.com/

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

   

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