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New Republic | How GPS Is Being Used to Fight the Asthma Epidemic

“Patients with uncontrolled asthma spend thousands more per year than those with controlled asthma. As more health systems enter into population health contracts with insurance companies, taking responsibility for improved outcomes, there is an emerging market incentive to adopt a program such as Van Sickle’s and integrate it into a physician’s regular practice.” Excerpt from Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government by Aneesh Chopra, the first chief technology officer of the United States.

HIMSS Blog | Five Models of Patient Engagement Demonstrate Value

Propeller (formerly Asthmapolis) is cited in this post about how the focus on patient engagement has been precipitated by the Meaningful Use Stage 2 incentives, but there is now growing evidence that patient engagement drives value. “Early studies found a 50 percent reduction in the number of people with uncontrolled asthma among users of the device and app.”

HIStalk | Interview with Robert Kahn, MD, Faculty Lead for Population Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

“I’m intrigued by some of the new self-monitoring biosensors that are linked to, say, phones and then back to management software. Propeller Health is one example of a company that’s trying to think, how do you move the information from where the family is, where the child is, and bring it back to a central management point? That notion is a pretty huge advance.” Robert Kahn, MD, MPH is professor of pediatrics, associate director of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics, and faculty lead for population health at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati, OH.

ePharma | Six Healthcare Apps Worth the Free Download

“Technology in mobile health(care) has turned the corner and claims that mobile is the future of the healthcare industry appear to be dead on. Propeller Health turns an asthma inhaler into a piece or wearable tech.  The app provides real time information to asthma patients by syncing to a sensor that sits on top of an inhaler.  Data such as date, time and location is then relayed back to your phone through Bluetooth where it’s tracked over time.  This information is analyzed to give personalized feedback in order to help the patient understand triggers and can also push alerts if symptoms worsen.”

Forbes | The Five Hallmarks Of An Industry Cloud Company

Propeller Health is included in the Healthcare Industry Cloud Landscape. “With the ever-increasing amount of sensor data available from new advances in mobile and consumer technology, industry-focused cloud companies will be an invaluable partner for their customers in the years ahead.”


Press Releases

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 […]