NEW YORK – Members of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association of New York City will be able to monitor symptoms of hypertension with Qardio’s remote monitoring solutions.
The initiative is the result of a successful pilot program by Mt. Sinai Health Care System, where doctors monitored firefighters using the QuardioArm smart blood pressure monitor and the QardioMD dashboard
“We are proud to be able to give UFOA members a way to look after their hearts that fit the demands of their active jobs,” said Martina Janeckova, vice president of business development at Qardio, in a statement.
The UFOA of NYC represents 2,600 active members and 5,000 retirees. Through the initiative, members will be able to check their blood pressure anytime and anywhere, and share the data with their doctors automatically.
The QuardoArm blood pressure monitor connects to a Quardio app on the user’s smartphone, allowing the ability to track measurements over time, set reminders and share readings. Recorded data is synched to the QuardioMD dashboard.
“Home blood pressure monitoring using Qardio’s Bluetooth enabled blood pressure cuff has proven to be an easy yet powerful way to have our members track their own health while doctors monitor their vitals without disrupting their lives,” said George Farinacci, vice president of UFOA, in a statement.