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Phone app for managing heart disease created by Rutgers-Camden nursing student
Date:4/1/2013

rmation depending on where they go for treatment.

"This tool standardizes heart failure self-management for patients," Patel says.

The app is based on a reference guide Patel developed with AtlantiCare's Heart Failure Resource Center and information technology team in 2010. It was released as a free downloadable iPhone app in January 2013. The team is currently developing the app for Android users.

Patel says the AtlantiCare team is also working on an upgraded version that that will include a blood pressure tracker and heart rate tracker, as well as a place for patients to track their personal health goals.

Patel says heart disease is a manageable condition and arming patients with the best information will help them be engaged in their care. The app puts the crucial information at patients' fingertips.


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Contact: Ed Moorhouse
ejmoor@camdne.rutgers.edu
856-225-6759
Rutgers University
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