Garmin Wearable Syncs with Medtronic Application to Enable Personalized Care

Integrating information on physical activity can open the door to more personalized care coordination.

With the aim to more effectively monitor patients from home and allow physicians and nurses to better coordinate care, data from Garmin’s vivofit wearable activity tracker will now stream directly into Medtronic’s Medtronic Care Management Services' (MCMS) remote patient monitoring platform.

The aim of the program, which syncs data from the wearable into Medtronic’s NetResponse application, is to use connected data and personalized care coordination to more effectively evaluate patient health information, consider early intervention points and even avoid unnecessary intervention, a press release on the new capability notes.

"Remote patient monitoring is at its best when technology and care coordination can work together seamlessly," said Sheri Dodd, vice president and general manager of Medtronic Care Management Services in the release.

Apr 13 2017