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eGPlearning Podblast- Digitalis and Kardia Alivecor
eGPLearning PodBlast Digitalis & AliveCor Apps
In this episode we will be reviewing and test driving two exciting apps.
Digitalis - CPD and appraisal app developed by Dr Nick Harvey is a GP partner and trainer with the help of his team..
AliveCor - AF detection app and hardware
Mentioned in today’s episode
Dr Husain Gandhi, @DrGandalf52 , www.egplearning.co.uk/
Dr Andy Foster, @DrAWFoster , www.avoidingpuddles.com
HTN - Health Tech Newspaper, an innovative daily news and opinion website for the health tech network. www.thehtn.co.uk
What have your hosts been up to since last episode?
Portfolio career survey conducted by GPDQ shout out…. , https://www.gpdq.co.uk
What is the Digitalis App
Who made it?
Dr Nick Harvey is a GP partner and trainer and his team http://digitalistechnology.co.uk/about-us/
App features and observations discussed:
Any potential downsides
We would love to interview Nick Harvey or one of the Digitalis team in for interview?
AliveCor Live Unboxing
What is AliveCor?
Kardia Device and companion app for detection of Atrial Fibrillation (AF).
Some CCGs have been providing these to GP surgeries to assist with detecting AF.
Why would we be interested in detecting AF?
AF often produces no symptoms and can be present for long periods of time (months-years) before detection and treatment. AF increases the risk of serious conditions, particularly stroke and arrhythmias.
Let’s take a look
First impressions from Andy for us - live unboxing and demonstration
More considered impressions from Andy who has used in practice
Single sheet with 2 steps to work. VERY EASY TO USE.
Worked well and straight out of the box
Works on ANY phone or tablet device - does not require a locked down device
Can then record outcome manually in patient notes or export results as secure .pdf.
How would we use this in practice?
Quick screening of at risk patients, those where AF suspected, long term condition reviews, flu clinics?
Why you should get the flu jab by Abraham the pharmacist -
Thanks for listening
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Please connect with us and discuss any of the topics in today's episode by…
eGPLearning Group on Digitalis app
@DrGandalf52 , www.egplearning.co.uk
@DrAWFoster , www.avoidingpuddles.com
Next time on eGPLearning PodBlast we will be taking a look at the upcoming NHS app.
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