On Feburary 23rd, 2018, William Yang presented “Corrie and iShare: Loaner Smartphones as an Effective Model for mHealth” at the American College of Cardiology’s Cardiovascular Summit in Las Vegas, NV. The conference, which brings together medical, operational, and finance leaders in Cardiology, is an annual event for members of the cardiovascular community to learn about quality improvement and cost reduction strategies. This year’s conference was the first to include a poster session.
iShare, which describes the iPhone loaner program within the MiCORE study, enables patients without iPhones to participate in the study and benefit from Corrie. In preliminary analyses, patients with iShares have been readmitted at the same rate of 3% as patients with their own iPhones, suggesting that a loaner smartphone approach is a valid pathway to approach new mHealth app development. The abstract was well-received at the conference and tied for best abstract in the Fellows in Training/Early Career category.
For more information, see the ACC Press Release: http://www.acc.org/about-acc/press-releases/2018/02/22/15/52/smartphone-app-may-help-reduce-hospital-readmissions-after-heart-attack