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Windsor nurse’s health-care app idea a winner

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Kaitlyn Sheehan, a registered nurse in the cardiac cath lab at Windsor Regional Hospital - Ouellette Campus, displays a smart phone app called Stent Trackr, in the cath lab, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The smartphone app lets cardiac patients store stent information, provide medication and appointment reminders, as well as provide educational material on cardiac health. (DAX MELMER/The Windsor Star)

Dave Waddell
May 12, 2015 - 9:13 PM EDT
Last Updated: May 12, 2015 - 9:42 PM EDT

Kaitlyn Sheehan felt like the kid picked last for the team.

Her pitch for help to develop her idea of an app aimed at patients with cardiac stents went unanswered on the first day of the recent Windsor-Detroit Hacking Health event in Detroit.

“I went home that Friday night and thought about just going to watch my son’s travel hockey tryouts Saturday,” said Sheehan, a registered nurse who splits her time in the cardiac catheter labs at Windsor Regional Hospital (Ouellette campus) and Detroit’s Harper Hospital.

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