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Popular Science | Medical Inhalers to Track Where You Are Where You Puff

“While this technology has absolute value to the individual … that same person if informed by a thousand other inhaler events would have more value,” says Ted Smith, chief of civic innovation for the Louisville metro government. Louisville, guided by Smith, has passed out 500 Propeller Health inhalers to the city’s residents. “If I know you live or work in a [problem] area … I may up the dose of your maintenance medication. I may have a nurse call you and check in on you because I know you’re in a potentially more hazardous zone. You wouldn’t know that if you only had one patient’s data.” For 13 months, Louisville collected the frequency, time and location of 5,400 uses. Next year, Louisville will be doing a similar initiative with 10,000 inhalers.

Forbes | Where Will Healthcare’s Data Scientists Find The Rich Phenotypic Data They Need?

“Over time, I suspect, the distinction between some of these approaches may disappear as wearable data increasingly become part of the EMR, and are obtained more regularly in prospective academic studies, and eventually, in pharma studies, like this recently announced Boehringer Ingelheim/Propeller Health pilot.”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Madison’s Propeller Health partners with German drug-maker

Boehringer will use the data collected by the sensor to do things like learn more about patients’ reasons for not using their inhaler when needed. Propeller’s system, which includes mobile apps, is sold to health care providers, health plans, employers and other health management organizations.”

FierceMedical Devices | Boehringer pilots inhalers with sensors to encourage patient adherence

“Boehringer Ingelheim envisions someday selling a smart inhaler that can tell patients when its medication is running low, and remind them if they missed a scheduled dose. To that end, the company is testing the use of its Respimat inhalers with a Propeller Health sensor attached to the back. Propeller Health specializes in designing sensors and apps for asthma and COPD patients, making it a natural partner.”

MobiHealthNews | Boehringer Ingelheim, Propeller Health team up for sensor-enabled inhaler pilot

“At Health 2.0 last week in Santa Clara, California, Larry Brooks, the director of the New Business Model and Healthcare Innovation group at Boehringer Ingelheim took the stage with Propeller Health CEO David Van Sickle to talk about a newly announced pilot of Propeller’s technology.”


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Propeller Health Raises $14.5 Million Series B Financing Led by Safeguard Scientifics

Company to scale FDA-cleared digital therapeutic to tackle $100 billion cost of treating asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Madison, WI and Wayne, PA, September 4, 2014 – Propeller Health, the FDA-cleared digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, today announced that it raised $14.5 million in Series B financing, led by Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) with participation from Series A investor The Social+Capital Partnership. Propeller Health will use the funding to accelerate product development, strategic alliances, client services, sales and marketing.

Arizona Care Network Is First ACO to Launch Propeller for COPD

Propeller connected health solution now available to Arizona Care Network patients 
with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

MADISON, Wis. & PHOENIZ, Ariz. – July 14, 2014 – Propeller Health, the FDA-cleared digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, and Arizona Care Network, a physician and health system collaboration, jointly announced today that ACN will be the first Accountable Care Organization (ACO) to offer the Propeller platform to its members with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Arizona Care Network was formed through collaboration between two of the state’s largest health care organizations, Dignity Health and Abrazo Health (Tenet).

Propeller Health CEO to Present at Health Datapalooza V

MADISON, Wis. – June 2, 2014 – Propeller Health, the FDA-cleared digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, today announced CEO David Van Sickle, PhD, will be a featured panelist at Health Datapalooza V, taking place June 2-3 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.

Propeller Health Launches Inhaler Technique Coaching via Helpouts by Google

Company expands digital health platform and services to include real-time video consultations

SAN DIEGO, Cal. American Thoracic Society International Conference (ATS 2014) – May 21, 2014 – Propeller Health, the FDA-cleared digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, today announced the company will offer inhaler technique coaching via Helpouts by Google.

Propeller Health Receives New FDA Clearance for Next Generation Propeller Platform

New low-energy sensor eliminates charging, while enhanced analytics identify worsening patients

MADISON, Wis. World Asthma Day – May 6, 2014 – Propeller Health, the FDA-cleared digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance to market its latest generation of the Propeller platform, including a new sensor.