Digital Health

Digital Health

Current HRS Digital Health Initiatives

Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal

Cardiovascular Digital Health JournalThe Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal is a new peer-review, open-access journal. This new publication will focus on the rapidly emerging field of digital medicine across all areas of cardiology. We serve the global digital health, clinical, and wider health communities in the entire field of cardiology by promoting high-quality science and supporting the ethical use of technologies and data in practice.

It publishes original, important, innovative, and practice-changing research in the areas of artificial intelligence, signal processing, monitoring, wearables, implantable devices/sensors and biometric analysis, disease detection, data analytics, and other relevant topics.  Learn more

Call for Manuscript 

Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal is now accepting papers. Please submit your manuscript via the Editorial Manager System 


CTA/HRS Guidance for Wearable Health Solutions

Guidance for Wearable Health SolutionsThe Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) released a unique digital health paper recommending best practices for using wearable technology to manage personal health, including detecting and monitoring cardiovascular biometrics. 

This unique whitepaper includes key facts consumers should be aware of when choosing a wearable health device. It includes guidance as to deciding which wearable is the right fit and how to communicate with one's health provider.

Download the Guidance for Wearable Health Solution

Digital Health at #HRS2020

#HRS2020Imagineer Tech Showcase
Present your digital health tech or best practice at the #HRS2020 Imagineer Tech Showcase. 

#HRS2020 Digital Health Summit
The summit will be held Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the San Diego Convention Center and during the #HRS2020 Scientific Sessions. Visit for program details, registration and updates.

Meet the 2019-2020 Digital Health Committee 

The Heart Rhythm Society Digital Health Committee works to provide guidance, recommendations, and resources to Society members about safely sharing and exchanging data with patients obtained from personal health records, cardiovascular implantable and remote monitoring devices, and continuous, personal biometric monitoring (e.g. consumer wearable technology).

Digital Health Committee Members

First Row: Nassir F. Marrouche, MD, FHRS, Committee Chair; Mintu Turakhia, MD, MPH, FHRS, Committee Vice-Chair; Emma Svennberg, MD; Gerhard Hindricks, MD; Diane M. Eckert-Czaplicki, BSN, CCRN, RN; Nazem Akoum, MD, MS, FHRS; David D McManus, MD, FHRS

Second Row: George Stuart Mendenhall, MD, FHRS; Sana M. Al-Khatib, MD, MHS, FHRS, CCDS; Nicholas S. Peters, FHRS; Elizabeth E. Davenport, BA; Khaldoun G. Tarakji, MD, MPH, FHRS;  Elaine Wan, MD, FHRS; Hamid Ghanbari, MD; Zachi Itzhak Attia, MSEE

Transparent Sharing of Digital Health Data: A Call to Action

Digital Health WhitepaperPublished May 8, 2019

Heart rhythm care professionals and patients routinely depend upon digital health data obtained by cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CEIDs), medical-grade ambulatory cardiac monitors, and most recently, consumer personal biometric monitoring devices. However, the data typically resides either exclusively with the healthcare team or, in the case of consumer devices, with the patient. 

If all stakeholders provide effective leadership and engage proactively and collaboratively with each other, we will take the small but significant first steps toward advancing the Heart Rhythm Society vision to end death and suffering due to heart rhythm disorders.

Digital Health White Paper

In May 2019, Transparent Sharing of Digital Health Data was published in the Heart Rhythm Journal, outlining the opportunities and challenges within the digital health landscape.