One of America’s largest healthcare systems Dignity Health announced the
results of a study showing that the use of digital technologies in healthcare
improves asthma control. Propeller Platform Health Asthma uses sensors, mobile
apps and analytics to monitor real-time use of short-acting beta-agonists
(SABAs) and inhaled corticosteroids, and provides detailed information on drug
usage patterns and alerts for patients with worsening asthma control.
More than 495 adults and children participated in the study. The results showed that the total use of SABA and the total number of days they were needed was lower in the platform group compared to patients receiving usual care. In addition, significantly better outcomes were demonstrated in adults with uncontrolled asthma in the new technology group compared to adults with uncontrolled asthma in conventional care.
three-quarters of asthma patients do not know that they may be at risk of a
fatal attack with a fatal outcome, but, on the contrary, are sure that their
disease is under control. According to government data, a study of about 4
million people in the UK found that up to 2.7 million of them are at risk of
life-threatening asthma attacks.
Asthma in the UK is a killer of three people daily. These shocking survey results reflect what we hear over and over again from people who call our hotline. Asthma and Allergy Committee spokesperson Lindsey said. McManus .