The Canadian Lung Association and Aeri Health have introduced a new mobile app (Aeri COPD) for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The app monitors symptoms, tracks medication adherence and treatment schedules, and identifies lifestyle and behavioral triggers to help patients manage and control their disease. It also includes a clinically validated assessment questionnaire that patients can use to keep track of their day-to-day health and COPD symptoms and record potential behaviors or environments that could trigger respiratory episodes. Patients can use the app to store historical health information and share it with their physician and caregivers (between doctor visits) to help identify trends and intervene early to manage their COPD.
Aeri COPD was developed by Aeri Health, a Vancouver-based integrated health management company, in partnership with the University of British Columbia, the Child and Family Research Institute, and BC Children’s Hospital.The Aeri COPD app is available through iTunes and at www.aerihealth.me. For more information about the Canadian Lung Association’s associated Breathing as One campaign, visit www.breathingasone.ca.
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