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Meet Kevin who uses patientMpower after his lung transplant due to IPF

By April 09, 2018May 1st, 2021No Comments

My name is Kevin Seals. I am 60 years old and live in Bone Gap, IL. I was diagnosed in October of 2012 with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). I first noticed I had constant fatigue, chills, and leg cramps. I was unable to improve my jogging even after working out for six months.

On April 4th, 2015, I was given a second chance at life with a bilateral lung transplant.

I found the patientMpower app easy to set up on my phone. The first thing I do each morning is enter my weight, blood pressure, pulse, heart rate and three spirometer readings. I also enjoy having the step feature included too.

I did not contact my donor family for 2 years. I did not know what to say. We are only told the sex and age of donor.

Finally in the fall of 2017, I wrote to them. In a month, I had heard from my donor’s parents. They told us some of her life and that she had donated other organs too. My wife and I were very grateful to hear from them. My donors husband wrote to me in February of 2018. He told us he tried to write several times but didn’t know what to say. He also asked several of his wife’s friends to write letters too. We received six letters from my donors family all on the same day! She sounds as if she loved life, her daughter, and had many friends. We did learn her death was unexpected and she passed on her birthday. I’m forever grateful to her and will take good care of her lungs, especially with the patientMpower app.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients can download the patientMpower app for FREEfrom the App Store on Apple or on Google Play.

We’d love to share YOUR story! Please contact jennifer@patientmpower.com to get started!

Weighing Scales

Get valuable health insights by using our Bluetooth connected weighing scales to monitor body weight. Measured values will be transferred directly to the patientMpower application for healthcare professionals to review in real time.

Blood Pressure Monitor

Our Bluetooth enabled blood pressure monitor accurately measures patients’ blood pressure, measured values will be transferred directly to the patientMpower application for healthcare professionals to review in real time.

Pulse Oximeter

Our Bluetooth connected pulse oximeter measures arterial oxygen saturation and heart rate. Measured values will be transferred directly to the patientMpower application for healthcare professionals to review in real time.

Spirometer

Spirobank SMART spirometer - connects to patientMpower app via Bluetooth for seamless recording of pulmonary function. Measured values will be transferred directly to healthcare professionals to review in real time. Measures:

  • Forced Vital Capacity (FVC)
  • Forced Expiratory Volume in 1st second (FEV1)
  • PEF
  • FEV1/FVC
  • FEV6
  • FEF25/75

US Reimbursement for remote monitoring 

How will you get paid? Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have reimbursement codes available for remote patient monitoring (RPM).

US Reimbursement for remote monitoring 

How will you get paid? Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have reimbursement codes available for remote patient monitoring (RPM).