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The Patient Journey, Part 3: Medical Monitoring

In 1887 British physiologist Augustus Desiré Waller repurposed a desktop-sized capillary electrometer for use as the world’s first functional electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) device. Over a century later, a major consumer device manufacturer has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance as a class 2 medical device, making it the first consumer-oriented ECG device able to present the results directly to the consumer without first needing the review of a medical professional. It will not be the last.

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Rethinking the Patient Journey, Part 1: Diagnostics

A patient’s medical journey begins with a diagnosis. According to a report by the National Institutes of Health “Getting the right diagnosis is a key aspect of health care—it provides an explanation of a patient's health problem and informs subsequent health care decisions.”

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