App could reduce COPD hospital readmissions, developer says

Friday, August 23, 2013

PHILADELPHIA – The use of an app called SmartScope could cut hospital readmissions of COPD patients by up to 40%, says its developer. By asking patients eight questions about their symptoms each day and reporting the answers to doctors, SmartScope could help physicians predict and prevent attacks of COPD up to a week in advance, says Futura mHealth, the Philadelphia company that developed the program along with Temple University. David Gulian, Futura mHealth CEO, told MobiHealthNews that each COPD episode can shave up to three years off a patient’s expected life span.