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Meet patientMpower user Seán O’Muircheartaigh

By March 28, 2018May 1st, 2021No Comments

Hi, my name is Seán O’Muircheartaigh, I’m 73 and located in Galway, Ireland. I was a patient in Galway Regional Hospital with an undiagnosed illness about five years ago. A computed tomography (CT) scan identified by my doctor showed suspicious darkening at the base of my lung. I was transferred to another hospital where they carried out a full scale investigation and confirmed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

Since my diagnosis, I have been offered to be in a drug trial, but since I have not had noticeable deterioration, I declined. Originally, I was seen every three months, and then was reduced to twice annually. Currently, I am seen annually.

I was invited to join patientMpower six moths ago. The patientMpower app was set up while at a Doctor appointment. I really enjoy the step counter and the spirometer. Both give confidence that my health is progressing well. The readings also encourage me to walk more!

IPF patients can download the patientMpower FREE app from the App Store on Apple or on Google Play. 

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

We all take breathing for granted. Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) can’t take breathing for granted as their lungs are scarred and reducing in capacity. Not enough is known about the disease, and until recently there were very few treatment options. We’re building relationships around the world with world leading treatment centers, patient organizations and researchers to help improve care for IPF patients and knowledge into the disease

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).