Use of smartphone app associated with lower hospital readmission rates for heart attack survivors

Study shows use of smartphone app associated with lower hospital readmission rates for heart attack survivors
MiCORE digital health intervention screenshots show application components, including medication tracking, vital signs monitoring, educational materials and scheduling follow-up appointments. Credit: Francoise Marvel and Seth Martin

Data collected from a group of 200 heart attack survivors using a smartphone app designed to navigate the recovery process, such as medication management and lifestyle changes, showed that app users experienced hospital readmission within the first 30 days of discharge at half the rate of a comparable group given standard aftercare without the app.

According to the American Heart Association, 1 in 6 patients who have been hospitalized after a heart attack return

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