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Why we ask for your ethnicity

By October 27, 2017May 1st, 2021No Comments

For Pulmonary Fibrosis and Kidney disease ethnicity is an important factor in being able to calculate certain parameters.

For Pulmonary Fibrosis patients, ethnicity affects predicted pulmonary function values. Therefore your ethnicity may be of interest for our research partners to improve IPF treatments, and you can optionally fill this in. Remember no data which identifies you personally is shared with any research organisations.

For Kidney Patients, we ask for ethnicity as so we can calculate your Kidney Function from Creatinine measurements. See this page from the US National Institutes of Health on how Kidney Function is calculated. If you enter Creatinine measurements and do not fill in Ethnicity (along with date of birth and sex), you won’t be able to see your calculated Kidney Function.

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).