Thanks to a new grant-funded smart phone app, primary care providers can make speedier connections for patients needing cardiovascular care.
The "Providence Heart Now" app simplifies the referral process by providing a searchable list of Providence Heart Institute cardiologists and advanced practice providers along with their specialties, as well as one-touch phone numbers to refer patients or speak with a heart specialist. Dr. Beckerman explains, "Our goal is always to provide the right cardiologist for the right patient at the right time."
Patients interested in referring themselves for cardiovascular care can also download the easy-to-use app from the Apple App Store or from the Google Play Store. The Heart Institute plans to continue updating the app to add more patient resources, including schedules for activities at Basecamp Prevention + Wellness and information about our robust research program.
Dr. Beckerman adds, "We want to make being heart-healthy as easy as possible."