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SCOPE Stanford Medicine Blog | Countdown to Medicine X: How to engage with the ‘no smartphone’ patient
“Part of Medicine X’s aim has always been to empower patients to be proactive in their care and to contribute to the discussion on how technology can be used to improve human health. So if a significant chunk of the population is low-income and/or has limited access to health-enhancing technologies, it would be prudent for stakeholders to determine how to improve that access and how, exactly, to give those so-called ‘no smartphone’ patients a voice.”
US News & World Report | Need a Diagnosis or Checkup? Your Smartphone Is On Call: Apps and handheld devices are revolutionizing care
“But a significant number of smartphone applications and attachments now assist with medical monitoring…Propeller Health recently got a green light from the Food and Drug Administration for an asthma inhaler system that syncs with a smartphone to store data on symptoms and medication usage, compares a person’s usage with his or her baseline and clinical guidelines, and alerts parents or a health care provider when trouble is brewing.”
MobiHealthNews | In-Depth: ACO’s digital health patient engagement opportunity
“Arizona Care Network, an ACO formed by Dignity Health and Tenet’s Abrazo Health, recently made a high-profile announcement that it would offer its chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients the FDA-cleared, wireless-enabled inhaler and companion program developed by Propeller Health. The deal marked the first ACO deal for Propeller, formerly known as Asthmapolis, and one of the few publicly disclosed mobile health customer wins involving an ACO.”
Government Technology | Health Data Isn’t Just for Hospitals
“Louisville, Ky., has a large population of individuals with breathing disorders such as asthma and COPD. To combat the problem, in May 2012, the city partnered with Propeller Health to distribute 500 smart inhalers to asthmatic residents. When the devices were used, they sent information on their place and the time to both the patient’s physician and city officials, who used the data to generate heat maps of emergency asthma attacks.”
Health IT Outcomes | 6 Apps That Can Reduce Readmissions
“Mobile apps that help prevent readmissions serve to help hospitals avoid financial penalties issued under the ACA for patients who return to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. The first phase of penalties targeted patients readmitted for pneumonia, heart failure, and heart attack. This year the penalties will also include readmissions for patients with COPD and total hip and total knee replacements…Propeller Health’s sensor and mobile app allows patients with COPD and asthma to track inhaler utilization by transmitting data to physicians about when and where the medication is used in an effort to help prevent an attack or exacerbation.”
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.
Propeller Health Hires Brad Towle as Senior Vice President of Business and Client Development
MADISON, Wis. July 28, 2014 – Propeller Health, the FDA-cleared digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, announced the hire of Brad Towle as Senior Vice President, Business and Client Development. Towle will be responsible for driving the company’s sales growth, customer acquisition and program expansion.
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.