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Smartphone pilot signals White Coat Syndrome solution

05 Nov 2015

A smartphone pilot study has highlighted a potential solution for White Coat Syndrome - the medical phenomenon responsible for sending some people’s blood pressure soaring in the GP surgery.

Patient Angela Howard was able to prove that her surgery blood pressure test results were uncharacteristically high and not an accurate reflection of her actual health in a month-long trial of the Personal Health Record (PHR) within EMIS Health's Patient Access app.

Using an iHealth blood pressure cuff connected to an Apple device, Angela collected blood pressure readings at home and shared them electronically with Dr Alistair Walling, her GP at the Ashfield Medical Centre in Crossgates, Leeds.


Read the full story and watch Angela's video on the Patient website.