AliveCor partners with LifeWatch to expand into remote patient monitoring


AliveCor are to partner with LifeWatch AG. AliveCor Mobile ECG will be integrated into LifeWatch’s remote cardiac monitoring service. This represents AliveCor’s first step into remote patient monitoring.

Remote monitoring with AliveCor’s program should give healthcare providers the opportunity to remotely monitor and manage patient care, whilst giving patients the ability access information about their heart health in real time. This is intended to lessen the burden on healthcare systems, to allow providers to monitor high-risk patients, and to allow patients to retain their independence and control over their health.

“We are excited about expanding into the remote patient monitoring market, which will allow us to have a bigger impact on people’s lives and bring healthcare into the 21st century,” says Vic Gundotra, chief executive officer of AliveCor. “Using the AliveCor Mobile ECG will keep patients in touch with their physicians outside of the hospital and can help to identify cardiac problems before something life-threatening occurs.”

Digital health monitoring is revolutionising how people interact with healthcare delivery. The AliveCor Mobile ECG will enable LifeWatch to broaden its cardiac event monitoring services, whilst at the same time opening the door to post-event cardiac monitoring via a patient’s own mobile device,” says Stephan Rietiker, CEO of LifeWatch.

The AliveCor Mobile ECG is intended to record, store and transfer single-channel ECG rhythms. The AliveCor Mobile ECG is designed to also display ECG rhythms and detect the presence of atrial fibrillation and normal sinus rhythm (when prescribed or used under the care of a physician). The AliveCor Mobile ECG is intended for use by healthcare professionals, patients with known or suspected heart conditions and health conscious individuals. The device has not been tested for and it is not intended for paediatric use. The AliveCor Mobile ECG is compatible with all iOS and most Android OS mobile devices. With secure storage in the cloud, users should have the ability to access their data confidentially anytime, anywhere.