GE Healthcare is partnering with healthio Inc., a Brookfield startup, on a smartphone app that will allow users to monitor their heart activity in between clinic visits.
Chicago-based GE Healthcare, the medical imaging and health care technology unit of Boston-based General Electric (NYSE: GE), is fusing its electrocardiography algorithm into healthio, the startup’s health-tracking app, which uses an artificial intelligence-based platform to provide preventive and predictive health care.
The app is available on iOS and Android mobile phones.
Healthio started in March of 2016 and by April 2017, the app was launched. Through the app, users can connect and share their health insights with a chosen support network.
“This combination of simplicity and capabilities of healthio app and devices with GE Healthcare’s expertise in the field of computerized ECG algorithms can bring clinical quality ECG interpretation closer to the user at home, which can provide valuable insights to their clinician to detect abnormalities in the ECG and hence provide proactive care,” said Sanjay Mohan, CEO of healthio, in a statement.
Downloading the app is free, but users must either subscribe to a month-to-month or yearly plan to use the service.
“With machine learning currently in development, this has the capability of helping health care providers detect heart problems early to keep their patients healthy and well,” said Ashutosh Banerjee, general manager for diagnostic cardiology at GE Healthcare.
GE Healthcare has a large presence in greater Milwaukee, including a major office in Wauwatosa and a manufacturing facility in Waukesha.