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What role does self care play in Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)?

By August 19, 2021October 3rd, 2021No Comments

We are delighted that our solution for ILD has been named by Pulmonary Fibrosis News as one of the top seven apps for chronic disease management.

Our ILD platform was designed in consultation with ILD patients and patient organisations across Ireland, the UK and the US. At patientMpower we put equal focus on designing solutions that meet the needs of patients as well as the needs of their clinicians. So as well as enabling healthcare professionals to monitor and provide remote care to their patients, we build in features that can also help people better manage their own conditions.  In clinical trials 93% of ILD patients reported that using the patientMpower app had a positive impact on their well-being and daily life.

Here’s just a few of the patient-centric features of our ILD platform: Understand trends in lung function data (i.e. FVC) and other parameters (e.g. SpO2), Symptom diary, Medication adherence reminder tool, Appointment reminders, Track steps, Air qu…

Here’s just a few of the patient-centric features of our ILD platform: Understand trends in lung function data (i.e. FVC) and other parameters (e.g. SpO2), Symptom diary, Medication adherence reminder tool, Appointment reminders, Track steps, Air quality data – for safe exercising outdoors, Disease specific quality of life questionnaire, Educational content, Caregiver app.

Our work with patient organisations has also taught us a lot about the importance of peer support for people and caregivers affected by ILD. Referring patients to a support group can be really valuable in helping them live well with their condition. We have been delighted to partner with national organisations including ILFA in Ireland, Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust in the UK, and the US headquartered PF Warriors. And there’s lots more local patient support groups which you can find out about here.

For first hand reports on how patientMpower helps people better manage their pulmonary fibrosis see the video stories from Matt and Ron. For more details on how we might be able to help you monitor and support your ILD patients get in touch.

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).