Capturing critical cardiac data
The Zio Patch is a wearable cardiac monitor, capable of recording heart activity for up to fourteen days at a time. Analysis of the data captured by the patch provides vital insights into a patient’s heart health, particularly any suspected arrhythmias.
Since certain physicians look for different information to others—cardiologists needs’ differ from those of electrophysiologists, for example—design of the (printed) reports required a careful balance of potentially critical clinical data with issues of usability and orientation. Many physicians also receive the reports via fax, adding further constraints to the overall information presentation.