The use of digital health in heart rhythm care.
Expert review of cardiovascular therapy
INTRODUCTION: Digital health is a broad term that includes telecommunication technologies to collect, share and manipulate health information to improve patient health and health care services. With the growing use of wearables, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other novel technologies, digital health is particularly relevant to the field of cardiac arrhythmias, with roles pertinent to education, prevention, diagnosis, management, prognosis, and surveillance.
AREAS COVERED: This review summarizes information on the clinical use of digital health technology in arrhythmia care and discusses its opportunities and challenges.
EXPERT OPINION: Digital health has begun to play an essential role in arrhythmia care regarding diagnostics, long-term monitoring, patient education and shared decision making, management, medication adherence, and research. Despite remarkable advances, integrating digital health technologies into healthcare faces challenges, including patient usability, privacy, system interoperability, physician liability, analysis and incorporation of the huge amount of real-time information from wearables, and reimbursement. Successful implementation of digital health technologies requires clear objectives and deep changes to existing workflows and responsibilities.
Tchapmi DP, Agyingi C, Egbe A, Marcus GM, Noubiap JJ. The use of digital health in heart rhythm care. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2023 Jun 23:1-11. doi: 10.1080/14779072.2023.2226868. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37322576