AliveCor said today it is partnering with Omron Healthcare to integrate data from its Bluetooth-enabled home blood pressure devices into AliveCor’s ECG Kardia mobile application.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based company said the integration marks the 1st consumer-ready, clinically validated electrocardiogram and blood pressure monitor application which provides heart health information and proactive monitoring.
“Giving patients the ability to monitor two vital heart health statistics for stroke in one place has the opportunity to be life-changing. With this combined data, patients can change their most important modifiable risk factor, blood pressure, and seek the right care that could improve heart health and prevent a stroke. Today we are one step closer to achieving our mission of making the ECG a vital statistic for not just cardiologists, but patients, physicians and caregivers,” AliveCor founder & chief medical officer Dr. David Albert said in a press release.
“The stakes for improving heart health are at an all-time high with heart disease and stroke on the rise. Working with Omron, we are, for the first time, able to improve the detection and care path for people at risk for stroke by closely monitoring both AF and blood pressure. Offering this consumer-ready, clinically validated platform gives a more complete view of heart health and provides a powerful way for patients to play an integral role in their own health management,” AliveCor CEO Vic Gundotra said in prepared remarks.
“Our partnership with AliveCor reinforces Omron Healthcare’s commitment to innovation that provides deeper insights, encourages behavioral change and promotes healthier lifestyle habits. The combination of precise technology generating accurate readings, and the ability to track and share that data easily, results in better treatment plans and better outcomes,” Omron Healthcare prez & CEO Ranndy Kellogg said in a prepared statement.
In March, AliveCor said it premiered the Kardia Band EKG-equipped band for Apple‘s (NSDQ:AAPL) Apple Watch, designed to provide diagnostic-grade electrocardiogram readings through a smartphone-connected app, as well as a significant update to the company’s existing EKG-monitoring app.
The Kardia Band is a thin wrist band designed specifically for the Apple watch that returns single-lead EKG readings and diagnostics that can be viewed through its app and sent to managing physicians, CEO Vic Gundotra toldMassDevice.com in an interview.