Handheld Technology to Enhance Patient Cardiac Care

Children’s Heart Association of Cincinnati Project Commitment - $20,000

Primary Investigator:   John Lynn Jefferies, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACC, FAHA
Funding Timeline:  2015

This project will provide funding to develop hand-held technology to better deliver care to children with cardiomyopathy. We will work in conjunction with Information Technologies at CCHMC and Apple to develop an application that will facilitate enhanced communication between families and cardiology providers. The application will be designed based on feedback from families and patients as well as cardiomyopathy team members from the Heart Institute to best capture information that is important to all parties involved. This information will include data on medication compliance, symptoms, and clinical status such as weight, blood pressure, and activity. We will also be studying the ability to incorporate this patient-centered information into the electronic medical record.