Innovation paves the way to improvement. So when researchers in our health care system saw the need for a better cardiac rehab app, they decided to develop VA FitHeart.
Currently in the testing phase, this app is for patients who have heart problems and are undergoing a medically supervised exercise and lifestyle program. What’s unique about VA FitHeart is that it’s designed specifically for Veterans and can send data directly to our new patient-generated database. This allows care providers to view vital information from anywhere in real time and more easily prepare reports for our electronic health record system.
If the app passes field testing, it will be released nationally for use throughout the United States. Our goal is to make cardiac rehabilitation more accessible and attractive, thus increasing participation rates and improving patient outcomes. It’s just one of the many ways our team is working to drive innovation that advances care for those who’ve served our country. And it’s all made possible by talented and ambitious professionals who are dedicated to giving back to Veterans every day.