American Heart Association consortium advances development of evidence-based health tech solutions
[San Francisco, September 22, 2023] – Qardio, a leading innovator in digital health and virtual care solutions, has joined the American Heart Association Center for Health Technology & Innovation’s (the Center) Innovators’ Network. The Center is focused on building and fostering health technology relationships to develop innovative and scalable solutions.
The Innovators’ Network is a healthcare technology consortium that connects entrepreneurs, providers, researchers and payers. Innovators’ Network members also have access to the Association’s digital guidelines, recommendations, and best-in-class science as they develop digital healthcare technologies. Members collaborate with the Center in different ways, including the building of models for clinical outcome studies, lowering the significant cost of developing those studies independently, helping connect the science to technology, and providing evidence that a digital platform improves healthcare outcomes – a key concern for providers and payers.
“The Center aims to advance the rapid, efficient, and effective development of healthcare technology,” said Robert A. Harrington, M.D., FAHA, volunteer past president of the American Heart Association (2019-2020), chair of the American Heart Association’s Health Tech Advisory Group for the Center and the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and provost for medical affairs of Cornell University. “Joining the Innovators’ Network gives members the opportunity to leverage the consortium and work toward broadening and deepening their engagement in this arena.”
Mike Alvarez, CEO of Qardio, states, “Qardio understands the importance of technological innovation in solving some of the most crucial issues facing the healthcare community. Qardio’s ability to monitor patients’ vital signs, including ECG in real-time, allows healthcare providers to interact with patients in the home, thereby allowing healthcare professionals to react more quickly to changes in the patient’s health.”
Qardio joins the Innovators’ Network bringing with them a suite of virtual care solutions, including the QardioDirect Livestream ECG system, which provides physicians with real-time ECG readings that are not limited to 30 seconds, and QardioCore, which allows patients to take ECG readings without shaving or adhesive patches.
Qardio is a healthcare technology company at the forefront of real-time, virtual, value-based care and digital health through artificial intelligence (AI). Their groundbreaking QardioDirect Livestream solution suite provides real-time ECG, Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, Body Weight, Pulse Oximetry, Body Temperature, and Body Position data. It serves healthcare professionals in the RPM, CCM, Cardiac Rehab, and Hospital-At-Home environments.