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JSS University teams with start-up to study connected cardiac care

Steve Rogerson
January 16, 2018



Indian medical sciences university JSS University and mhealth firm iMedrix have jointly formed an innovation centre to study connected cardiac care. The centre is on the university's main campus in Mysore.
 
Given the rate at which cardio vascular diseases and life style diseases are spreading, this centre will focus on an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to the early detection, prevention, acute care and follow up of heart diseases and related co-morbidities such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and abnormal lipid profiles.
 
The centre will use iMedrix's IoT-based KardioScreen technology, through which asymptomatic, symptomatic and acute care patients will be evaluated to identify abnormalities requiring further treatment. This process should bring new protocols and provide more insights into the cardiac care for both individuals and for communities.
 
Patients no longer need to travel to a hospital for a check-up as connected cardiac care brings the advice of medical experts to their doorstep. Patients requiring follow up will be given appointments to visit the facility and receive integrated multi-disciplinary treatment across cardiology, emergency, nephrology, endocrinology, ophthalmology and podiatry plus nutrition and wellness guidance. Post-operative patients can also reduce or avoid follow-up visits using the connected care model.
 
"Acting early in cardio vascular disease development is essential to preventing an early death and extending life," said Nagaraj Desai, a cardiologist who has mentored the formation of the centre. "Connected cardiac care from this centre will benefit thousands of patients and save many lives by timely intervention. Integrated care means that the patient gets comprehensive advice in a single visit."
 
Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara (JSS) University is in the city of Mysore, in the Indian state of Karnataka. It was established in 2008 and is focused on medical and health-related studies.
 
"The advent of digital, connected technologies in medicine holds immense potential," said BN Suresh, vice chancellor of JSS University. “JSS University is pleased to have formed a first of its kind centre in India, We will pioneer new models of integrated and affordable, preventive and predictive cardiac care for the population of this region."
 
IMedrix is a mobile health start-up out of Silicon Valley and Bangalore. Its initial product, KardioScreen, is an IoT-based mhealth platform that has been used to screen thousands of patients for heart disease, often detecting life threatening conditions early on.
 
"IMedrix is pleased to be a part of this centre and contribute our unique cloud enhanced mobile cardiac care," said Srikanth Jadcherla, chairman of iMedrix. "We are fortunate to drive the next wave of innovation in mhealth under the guidance of renowned medical experts at JSS, making health care mobile, accessible and affordable."