Pacemakers are an electrical pulse regulatory mechanism, that helps create well balanced heart beats in patients in need. Pacemaker monitoring in the past has been limited to Physician visits, and emergent visit to the hospitals. Proper pacemaker monitoring with real-time implications leaves new insight and advancement within the medical field; while delivering real-time possible life saving patient information to appropriate personnel.
With this newer technology Physicians, nurses, and other approved medical staff have the option to monitor their patient’s heart functionality, and fix pacemaker electrical signals to fit patients need from a mobile device, without ever bringing the patient into the Physicians’ office. Cardiac remote patient monitoring uses smart phones, and specific designed (secured) e-mails to deliver information sent from the device implanted within the patient’s heart. This allows medical staff to receive pertinent up-to date- information on the condition of the patient’s pacemaker, and heart. This can help create profound patient care, early critical heart failure, or heart defibrillation detection; while adding to medical staff’s proficiency, and cutting costly emergency room visits with prevention detection ("Remote Monitoring Technology Improves Pacemaker Performance", 2012).
Airstrips one of the leading technologies in mobile monitoring, applications accelerates, and completes the clinical mobility lifecycle. Airstrips mobile technology is used to monitor and bench mark analytics through mobile patient monitoring. Allowing doctors, and patients to collaborate on long term health goals, and allows medical staff to insure proper monitoring of the patients health, to help insure those goals are meant ("Airstrip", 2013).
One of the top players in application for remote heart monitoring is the iPhone, and iPad platforms, using Airstrip app. This newer mobile app allows doctors delivery of near-real-time ECG monitoring of their patients (Mearlan, 2013). Mearlan (2013), “In addition to giving users the ability to see near-real-time ECG readouts and providing access to interactive historical data, the AirStrip app comes with touch-enabled displays for running clinical decision-making software”(para. 3). This is a humongous development in technology as ECG are currently monitored through patients visits, and Emergency room visits, using static scanned image technology. There are many limitations of this previous...