We have been using the iHealth CardioMed ABPM monitor for over 6 months now. Patients are particularly comfortable wearing the device and we here in the practice are finding it very easy to wear, fit and obtain the reports. No more tubes, power packs to charge or incomplete readings. It all works seamlessly from our own supplied iPad.
Patients are scheduled, arrive and fitted in a matter of minutes. Following the return of the device, and via bluetooth, the measurements are transmitted to the iPad, the reports are generated and available to view instantly.
Monitoring patients hypertension is made much easier as the reports are compared to each other in real time (called “Trend Reporting”) aided by a professional interpretation.
We see major potential for increasing the number of patients that we can see on a weekly basis which is in turn increases much needed revenue for the practice. We would recommend that GP’s take a fresh look at their ABPM requirements and if considering a change or wishing to increase revenues, then this is definitely the solution to consider.