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Propeller Keeps Asthmatics Out of the ER by Harnessing the Internet of Things
The patients being monitored remotely with the Propellor sensors were on track to save nearly $700 compared to the previous year. “That was the biggest advantage,” says Merchant. “Both the hospital visits and the costs.”
Monitoring Inhaler Use Improves Asthma Management
Patient and provider feedback suggests the system is easy to use and offers insight on both fronts, with patients reporting greater awareness of what triggers and relieves their symptoms and physicians reporting a better appreciation of individual patient habits.
Telemonitoring Comes to Asthma Care
A device for remote monitoring of asthma inhaler use reduced need for emergency and hospital care, interim results from a randomized trial showed. Inpatient days were reduced to 0.087 per person per year with use of the device versus 0.225 among controls getting no feedback, Rajan Merchant, MD, of Woodland Health Care in Woodland, Calif., and colleagues found. So far, the greater reduction in emergency and inpatient care has saved an average of $688.05 per patient in the trial.
Mobile Health Tech Could Reduce Doctor Visits
InformationWeek’s Ken Terry writes about the promise of mobile apps to manage acute and chronic illnesses, citing Propeller Health’s initial pilot, and larger trial currently underway.
Louisville Chooses Asthmapolis (That is, Technology and Data) to Fight Pulmonary Disease
“This ambitious program is drawing national attention. Mayor Greg Fischer—Ted Smith’s boss and an outspoken proponent of using data and information technology to improve the lives of this city’s residents—described Asthmapolis at a White House forum on innovation in July.”
Asthmapolis Relaunches as Propeller Health to Advance Broader Respiratory Mission
Name change coincides with announcement of new apps and sensors for COPD, new data on outcomes
MADISON, Wis. September 10, 2013 – Asthmapolis, the FDA-cleared mobile health solution for chronic respiratory disease, today announced the company is changing its name to Propeller Health. The Propeller platform is designed to help patients and their physicians better understand and control respiratory disease to reduce preventable emergency room visits, hospitalizations and unnecessary suffering.
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers Launches Asthmapolis Mobile Asthma Management Program
MADISON, Wis. July 25, 2013 – Asthmapolis, the FDA-cleared mobile health solution for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), today announced Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers will offer the platform as part of their asthma respiratory health management program. The Asthmapolis system is designed to help patients and their physicians better understand and control their […]
Asthmapolis Showcases Award-Winning Mobile Health Solution for Asthma and COPD at AHIP Institute 2013
Company to highlight how latest release supports member engagement and medication adherence in booth #743 June 12-13 MADISON, Wis. June 11, 2013 – Asthmapolis, the FDA-cleared mobile health solution for asthma and COPD, will showcase its award-winning platform at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute, June 12-13 at the Wynn Las Vegas in booth #743. […]
Asthmapolis Receives Second Investment from the California HealthCare Foundation
MADISON, Wis. June 7, 2013 – Asthmapolis, the FDA-cleared mobile health solution for asthma and COPD, today announces it received a second investment from the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF). Asthmapolis is designed to improve the care of people with asthma and COPD, advance understanding of symptoms and triggers and help them achieve control of these […]
Asthmapolis Wins Horizon Award in the 2013 TripleTree iAwards for Connected Health
Award recognizes the company’s unique advancements in chronic disease management via connected health MADISON, Wis. June 3, 2013 – Asthmapolis, the FDA-cleared mobile health solution for asthma and COPD, today announced it received the Horizon Award in the 2013 TripleTree iAwards for Connected Health. Asthmapolis is a mobile health solution designed to help improve the […]