Subtitle: Innovation comes in many forms!
Attached is a series of slides that recap my experience learning about home blood pressure monitoring, by trying it on myself, using an innovative device manufactured by Microlife Medical Home Solutions, Inc., called WatchBP Home. (Note: Please see my About page for my conflict of interest and independence statements)
The whole thing was a great experience in learning about the process, and learning about learning, as I tweeted my experience as I went. On that note, I discovered in putting this together that Twitter may not be the best platform, compared to a hosted blog, to use to store information that you want to retrieve later.
I overall think this is a great case study in thinking about innovation in medicine:
- is innovation in home blood pressure monitoring in bluetooth connectivity and IP addresses?
- Is it in design and coaching/guiding that empowers patients to monitor accurately and with confidence?
Of course the two are not mutually exclusive, but what’s the balance in health information technology right now? I wrote about this a bit at the last Innovation Learning Network in person meeting. Slides are below, see what you think. Comments and questions always welcome.
I’ve prepared a link cloud of scientific articles related to the device and home blood pressure monitoring in general, which you can view here.
With thanks to the team at Microlife for allowing me to enjoy this learning experience, and fellow patients Gilles Frydman, ePatientDave, and Jan Oldenburg, for a few gentle reboots of my thinking during my learning, enabled by Twitter!
If you’d like an embeddable version of these slides, you can get them here.