Mount Sinai Health System, Qardio expand blood pressure monitoring program for NYC firefighters

New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System conducted a nine-month pilot program with the Uniformed Fire Officers Association of New York City, using digital health company Qardio's remote monitoring solutions for hypertension. The program resulted in an initiative that makes Qardio's solutions available to more active UFOA members.

The solutions, QardioArm and QardioMD, allow providers at Mount Sinai to monitor the firefighters for hypertension-related issues. QardioArm is a smart blood pressure monitor that connects to the Qardio App so firefighters can track their measurements over time, set reminders and share their readings automatically. The recorded data is synced to the QardioMD dashboard, which can be accessed by caregivers at Mount Sinai.

The second phase rollout of the program will enable 1,000 additional members of UFOA to use QardioArm.

"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.

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