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Meet patientMpower user Curt Thompson

By January 27, 2018May 1st, 2021No Comments

Hi, my name is Curt Thompson of Richland, Mississippi and I’m 71 years old. I was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in August of 2015. My wife, her identical twin sister and one of their cousins (a 62 year old male) have all passed from IPF.

During the spring of 2015 I had a persistent cough and a couple of bouts of pneumonia. After the meds and the tests I was referred to a pulmonologist. A high resolution CT scan confirmed I had IPF. My wife and I had worked with Dr. Joao DeAndrade at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Naturally that was the first place I turned. I have been under their care since.

I have three adult children and six grandchildren. You can just imagine their feelings to have a mother and father afflicted with the same disease. To improve our understanding of this disease all three of my children and I attended the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Summit in Nashville this past year. It was at this Summit that we met the patientMpower guys. They helped me set up the patientMpower app on my iPhone and gave me my own spirometer. Having a spirometer is by far my favorite tool to use. I have tried the step counter and the reminder features also. I look forward to supplying them information for the digital biobank we we fight against this disease.

{Photo image: Curtis and his children at Lake Tuscaloosa in Alabama, summer 2017.}

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).