Mount Sinai builds COPD app

April 1, 2015 in Medical Technology

New York’s Mount Sinai Health System is teaming up with a California-based mHealth company to launch an Apple HealthKit-compliant platform for COPD patients and populations.

The COPD Navigator app, developed by LifeMap Solutions in a partnership with Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine and National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute, is part of a larger platform that ties together “smart” inhaler technology and a physician-facing dashboard.

Officials say the pilot program will test the viability of a care platform that links patients and providers through the iPhone to provide real-time care management.

The project will also send secure, anonymized data to Mount Sinai for ongoing research into COPD and other conditions.

Read the full story on Healthcare IT News‘ sister publication mHealthNews.

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