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New coach approach


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.

Foundation releases research app


WASHINGTON – The COPD Foundation has launched StopCOPD, an app that allows patients to more easily participate in the COPD Patient-Powered Research Network, a study looking to enroll ore than 75,000 individuals with COPD.

Sunovion educates, empowers with videos


MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – Sunovion Pharmaceuticals and the COPD Foundation have launched a new video series, Reel COPD, to share the first-hand stories of patients and their caregivers as they cope with a chronic, progressive disease.

In brief: ICD-10 goes live, BraunAbility sells to investment firm


WASHINGTON – ICD-10 went into effect Oct. 1, but it will be several days, if not a month, before the impact of the new code system sets in.

PFQC recruits for cause


WASHINGTON – People for Quality Care is recruiting patients for the COPD Foundation’s new COPD Patient-Powered Research Network. The network’s purpose is to give COPD patients a place to share how the disease has impacted their lives and to support each other.

COPD Foundation, PFQC partner to ‘amplify patient voice’


WASHINGTON and WATERLOO, Iowa – The COPD Foundation has partnered with People for Quality Care, the advocacy division of The VGM Group, to protect access to home oxygen therapy for Medicare beneficiaries.

More education, communication needed between patients, physicians


WASHINGTON – More than half of COPD patients don’t fully understand their disease or how to manage it, according to a new survey from the COPD Foundation.

COPD Foundation challenges GAO report


WASHINGTON – The COPD Foundation “takes great umbrage” with a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, which said that the advocacy groups it interviewed for the report