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Forbes: Digital Health Comes of Age–AliveCor


John Nosta, Forbes

If 2013 is the year of digital health, then the new AliveCor smart phone ECG is the product of the year.

I’ve had mine for just a few days and find it a significant tool for a host of clinical applications–for just about anyone. Granted, there are FDA restrictions for now, I still believe that digital health has taken a bold step forward and landed in the arena of clinical medicine. Digital health is now moving away from “digital fitness” and taking a foot hold in practice. The applications are vast and significant.

The Physician: From hands-on “distal”applications virtually anywhere to “proximal” ECG readings provided via email, the ability for a healthcare providers to be connected is simply amazing. I wonder what Normal Holter (of Holter monitor fame) would think. The rhythm strip is the first step and how far off will a 12 lead ECG be?

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