Digital monitoring helps reduce hospital visits for COPD patients

Healthcare IT News: Electronic inhaler monitoring has helped significantly reduce hospital visits for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a new study from the Cleveland Clinic medical center and Propeller Health.

Propeller Health provided the monitoring platform, which connected a small sensor to 39 patients’ existing inhaled COPD medication, and a Cleveland Clinic research team studied the results over the course of a year to determine how the platform affected the utilization of patients’ healthcare services.

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