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Intermountain Health expands monitoring to include AI with CareCentra

June 5, 2024HME News Staff

NEW YORK – Intermountain Health has expanded its partnership with CareCentra to include remote monitoring of patients with COPD and adult asthma to better detect symptom exacerbation and intervene earlier. CareCentra's prevention-as-a-service platform will monitor distal signs of risk using a framework of data points and biometrics from digital devices and patient reported information, in combination with their unique proprietary algorithms. “By leveraging digital health approaches...

Artificial Intelligence (AI), CareCentra, COPD, Intermountain Health


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HealthWell launches COPD assistance fund

May 23, 2024HME News Staff

GERMANTOWN, Md. — The HealthWell Foundation, an independent non-profit charitable organization that provides financial assistance for underinsured Americans, has opened a new fund to provide financial assistance to individuals living with COPD. Through the fund, HealthWell will provide up to $3,250 in medication copayment or insurance premium assistance to eligible Medicare patients with annual household incomes up to 500% of the federal poverty level for the management of their disease. “Individuals...

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Study highlights danger of COPD in women 

December 11, 2023HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – COPD prevalence among those 25 years and older is expected to increase by 23% from 2020 to 2050, with the largest growth projected among women and within low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study from ResMed published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open.  Other results from the study:  By 2050, the number of women with COPD is projected to increase by 47% compared to only 9% growth in men   Low-...

COPD, Journal of the American Medical Association, ResMed


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American Lung Association launches COPD campaign 

November 13, 2023HME News Staff

CHICAGO – The American Lung Association, with support from Sanofi and Regeneron, has launched “COPD for Life,” a campaign to help people who have been living with the disease for 10 or more years live better, more active and enjoyable lives. "Fortunately, we have seen a significant amount of progress in COPD care and treatment over the last decade," said Harold Wimmer, president and CEO of the American Lung Association. "Because their original diagnosis was so long ago, people living...

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NuvoAir, health plan partner on virtual care model for COPD 

September 12, 2023HME News Staff

BOSTON – NuvoAir, a value-based, integrated specialty care provider, and Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, a health plan and affiliate of Marshfield Clinic Health System, have launched a clinical research study to measure the impact of the company’s virtual care model on reducing exacerbations, ER visits, hospitalizations, readmissions and overall costs for COPD patients. “We are excited to collaborate with NuvoAir to learn more about the advantages of a virtual care model in improving...

COPD, NuvoAir, virtual care


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VillageMD, COPD Foundation partner to raise awareness 

May 1, 2023HME News Staff

CHICAGO and MIAMI – Walgreens-backed VillageMD and the COPD Foundation have announced a partnership to better identify and treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Village Medical Practices. The partners aim to raise awareness through education and outreach campaigns to patients, help identify those with undiagnosed COPD and increase access to pulmonary rehabilitation, according to a press release. “Patients who are living with COPD struggle with ongoing discomfort, breathlessness...

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Spire Health says its patient monitoring tech reduces admissions 

March 14, 2023HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – Spire Health has published the results of a survey in the International Journal of COPD that shows use of its virtual care system is associated with a reduction in emergency visits and hospital admissions for COPD patients. Use of Spire’s sensing technology for long-term patient monitoring was associated with a significant decrease in all-cause hospitalizations per patient per year (1.09 ± 0.07 to 0.38 ± 0.06, P

COPD, Patient monitoring, Spire Health, virtual care


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COPD patients benefit from telerehabilitation, according to trial 

January 9, 2023HME News Staff

NEW YORK – Long-term telerehabilitation and unsupervised training at home for COPD patients are both successful in reducing hospital readmissions and can broaden the availability of pulmonary rehabilitation and maintenance strategies, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Researchers embarked on the randomized controlled trial because, despite the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD, many patients do not access or complete...

COPD, respiratory care, Telerehabilitation


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ResMed: COPD numbers ‘should be a warning’

September 6, 2022HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – More than 480 million people worldwide likely suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, according to a new abstract led by ResMed and presented on Sept. 4 at the European Respiratory Society Congress. This figure is 22% to 126% higher than today’s most cited estimates of 212 million to 392 million. “This number should be a warning,” said study co-author and ResMed Chief Medical Officer Carlos M. Nunez, M.D. “It should urge doctors to be more...

COPD, ResMed


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Study: RT home visits can reduce COPD readmissions

January 12, 2022HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - At-home interventions by a respiratory therapist can reduce hospital readmission rates among patients with COPD, according to a new study published in Respiratory Care. Study authors looked at outcomes in patients enrolled in a respiratory therapist-led COPD Disease Management Program, comparing outcomes of 658 patients who were discharged from five hospitals in the Atlantic Health System with outcomes of 435 patients who were discharged and then enrolled in the management program....

COPD, Readmissions, Respiratory Therapy


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