Once the Eko stethoscope has been connected with the Eko application, the waveforms will be visible and users will have additional functionality.
Initiate a recording once your Eko device is paired with the Eko app by pressing the blue circle at the bottom of the screen for iOS users or the coral circle for Android users. The recording button will turn into a stop button, and a countdown will occur at the top of the screen with the word “Recording” appearing above the countdown timer.
Once the recording is complete, the AI analysis will immediately appear at the bottom of the screen. If you have the CORE- the algorithm will screen for the presence or absence of heart murmurs, and if you have the DUO, the algorithm will screen for murmurs in addition to the presence or absence of Atrial Fibrillation, as well as the QRS duration. Both devices will calculate heart rate as well.
Saving the Recording
In the iOS app- you have the option to playback the recording (selecting the blue “Play” button to the left), save the recording to a Patient (green “SAVE” button in the middle), or delete the recording (the red “DELETE” button to the right).
When the “SAVE” button is selected, you will be cued to enter your PIN to access your saved Patients(if a PIN has been set up). Then you can select from one of the Patients in your list or create a new Patient to save the recording to.
Once the recording is complete, you have the option to playback the recording (selecting the coral “Play” button to the left) or assign the recording to a Patient (green “Assign” button to the right). To create a new recording without assigning to a patient, select the “New” button to return to the main recording screen. Unassigned recordings can be accessed later from the patient recordings screen.
When the “Assign” button is selected, you may select from one of the Patients in your list or create a new Patient to save the recording to.
For recordings longer than 15 seconds(up to 30 seconds), Eko AI will only analyze the first 15 seconds of data. Ensuring that signal quality is optimal is needed before a recording is initiated in order to return the best analysis results. Follow the steps outlined in Capturing Good Quality Data to ensure optimal data quality.
Annotating anatomical locations on recordings
Eko’s mobile software includes an annotation feature allowing users to tag anatomical positions to preserve that location when saving a recording. Review the workflow below for annotating the auscultation position for a recording:
Eko recommends that users of the Eko AI software annotate their recordings to provide better guidance for which valve or area of the heart is exhibiting a murmur.
Tap the person icon in the top right to view your Patients. If you choose to enable “Enhanced Security”(iOS Only), you will be required to enter your PIN to access patient data.
Forgot your PIN? On iOS, user Touch ID or Face ID (if your device accommodates this functionality) or enter your Eko account login credentials.
Once you’ve entered your PIN (or valid login credentials) you will be brought to your Patients screen (with list of patients). Eko includes three Sample Patients for reference. By tapping on the blue plus symbol (+) you can create additional patients.
Adding new Patients
The only information needed to create a new Patient is the Patient ID. You will not be allowed to save a new Patient without inputting information into that field. Once you’ve created a Patient you can add recordings to that Patient, share via a PHI protected email, alter that Patient’s information, and delete that Patient’s profile.
Note on sharing patients: A patient’s profile may only be shared or deleted if that patient has been created under your username, patients that you may have access to through your institution or have been shared with you may not be shared or deleted.
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