On February 10, 2018, Lochan Shah presented the poster “A novel smartphone and wearable intervention improving recovery from acute myocardial infarction: Insights on uptake and feature usage patterns” at the annual Johns Hopkins Medical Student Research Symposium in Baltimore, MD. The conference, in its 9th year, is not only an opportunity for medical students to showcase their research, but is also a chance for the Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty to exchange ideas with students working in similar spaces. Of note, Corrie received a lot of interest from faculty across disciplines, setting the stage for possible future collaboration.
To date, despite strong interest in mHealth, there is little research on the feasibility and effectiveness of utilizing wearables and smartphone apps in non-healthy patients. In this preliminary analysis, app usage data of patients were analyzed with the intent to guide not only the Corrie team, but future health app development by other teams interested in improving patient self-management, the hospital discharge process, and patient outcomes.