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New coach approach

December 22, 2015Tracy Orzel

WASHINGTON - COPD360coach, an interactive website and mobile app, could be a breakthrough in the way COPD patients are treated in the U.S., says Craig Kephart, executive director of the COPD Foundation.Launched by the COPD Foundation and ViiMed, a health IT company, the software uses modules comprised of online videos and courses taught by health professionals and COPD patients to coach, educate and monitor the wellness of other COPD patients.“We're providing peer-to-peer health coaching,”...

COPD Apps, COPD Foundation, COPD360coach

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Providers seek just-the-right app

December 4, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Mobile apps could help COPD patients better manage their symptoms—if they're done right, say HME providers.Provider Chris Rice, who has been “tinkering” with apps with an eye toward creating his own, has found they break down into two main categories: educational apps that seem to have no ongoing support, and apps that track symptoms and facilitate communication with the physician. None are comprehensive enough, he says.“The app that's going to win out is...

Bob McCoy, Chris Rice, COPD Apps, Mobile apps

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