Physician Designs Mobile App to Help Patients


Monitoring your blood pressure and blood glucose levels can help you manage your diabetes or even keep from becoming diabetic altogether — and an Abilene physician has developed an app that makes keeping track much easier.

Charisse Ward, an interventional cardiologist at Abilene Regional Medical Center, plans to roll out the app, Cardio Tracker, this month. The app, which will be available for iPhone, will be free.

“I couldn’t in good conscience charge for an app that is designed to help people,” said Ward, who joined the ARMC staff in August.

This isn’t the first time Ward has designed a medical app, although Cardio Tracker is the first she has designed for the general public. Her other two, InterventionalProLog and EPProcedureLog, were designed specifically for doctors.

Those apps cost 99 cents to download, with the proceeds being used to help veterans. Ward is a former Navy officer.

Ward said the first two apps were developed while she was serving a fellowship at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut.

“I developed (the programs) out of necessity,” she said.

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