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Israeli Company Launches GPS-Based App for Cardiac Patients

The CathMap+ app allows traveling cardiac patients to instantly call emergency personnel and to provide medical personnel with their complete medical file.
CathMaps+ is a new mobile phone app to assist cardiac patients. It was developed by an Israeli company

CathMaps+ is a new mobile phone app to assist cardiac patients. It was developed by an Israeli company
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An Israeli company has developed the first HIPAA-compliant mobile application for cardiac patients living with an elevated risk of a cardiac incident.

The app integrates a person’s cardiac history with an interactive map of catheterization labs throughout most of the world.

Danny Oberman founded CathMaps+ in 2013.  Oberman is an Israeli who made Aliyah in 1975  from Melbourne, Australia.

The company was inspired by Oberman’s personal medical history and experience with heart disease. Because of his personal understanding of what it means to live with an elevated risk for a heart attack, Oberman envisioned creating a tool that would help alleviate the associated anxiety.  As a technology expert, his vision was to provide other cardiac patients with peace of mind through a simple, easy to use and functional app in times of emergency.

Here’s how it works:

Imagine you are someone with a history of cardiac problems.  While on a business trip or a vacation, you begin to experience symptoms of cardiac trouble.

If you have downloaded the CathMaps+ app on your smart phone, you can immediately contact the closest medical emergency responders, with a click of the phone. You can also forward your current medical records to the nearest catheterization labs pretty much throughout the world. If you are not able to do that due to medical distress, those records will be available on your phone for review by medical personnel when you arrive at the center.  Emergency personnel will be able to review your records, including medical results and tests which you uploaded, upon or even before your arrival.

“As a cardiologist, I must commend Danny Oberman and his company’s work on developing this new application,” says Dr. Jack Stroh, an Interventional Cardiologist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

“With the levels of heart disease on the rise in the U.S., the medical community must remain vigilant in our efforts to provide patients with tools and information that can help improve their quality of their lives.  I am pleased to have provided my own professional insights in the development of the application and I encourage my colleagues to consider CathMaps+ as an essential element of patient after care.”

“By creating and launching the CathMaps+ app, it is my hope that heart disease patients and their families will be equipped with a sense of normalcy and peace of mind as they go about their daily lives, and even travel” says Danny Oberman. “As a life or death condition, the idea of suffering a repeat incident can be an almost constant concern.  This app will help offset patient anxiety while also serving as a valuable tool for cardiologists and the medical community overall.”

CathMaps+ is now available on the App Store and Google Store for $4.99.  The app is currently available in both English and Spanish. The company has plans to release the app in additional languages throughout 2014.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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