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The COPD Foundation is acutely aware of the promise of new technology, programs and tools that are designed to improve outcomes and engage patients and caregivers. A number of technologies – remote monitoring, sensors, wearables and medication reminders, as well as predictive analytics, disease home surveillance programs, repositories of community resource linkages and mobile apps – can all support empowerment for patients and caregivers in self-management and lead to better outcomes for those with COPD.

We developed the PRAXIS Innovation Center to connect front-line providers, health systems administration and policy making professionals to useful, meaningful innovation. Proactive, efficient and impactful services: these are the future of COPD health care.

New! Innovation Highlights

Innovation in Personalized Care Delivery: COPD360coach

coach3 The COPD Foundation is committed to helping amplify the voice of those with COPD, through advocacy, communications and, most recently, innovation. COPD360 coach is our latest innovative debut: a care platform built to integrate seamlessly into existing healthcare IT ecosystems, and provide those with COPD and their families a personalized tool to empower them and revolutionize COPD care. In basic terms, COPD360coach is an interactive website and mobile application for health coaching, health education and monitoring for patients with COPD. Imagine: a health care system enrolls their patients with COPD into a platform that the patient can use from their home – delivering them personalized education and coaching through any connected device (like a smartphone or tablet) at the patient’s convenience. The system is a win-win: people with COPD benefit from Coach’s personalized support and resulting activation, while the health care team also benefits from access to day-to-day self-reported patient data that can help them to support wellness and more informed treatment decisions.

Want to know more? Read our PRAXIS Nexus post!

Preventing Falls Through Technology

COPD and falls Did you know that people with COPD fall often? In fact, a recent study found that 46% of people with COPD who participated in the study reported at least one fall in the past year. A new option for determining fall risk is through the use of innovative technology. Following their participation in COPD Crowdshaped, our groundbreaking creative thinking event to generate innovative solutions for those with COPD, Blue Marble Health developed Health in Motion, a patient-powered application that guides users through a fall risk screening that can be done in the home. The screening involves answering a few questions and doing two physical activities. After completing the screening, the user can save the report and print or email it to a doctor or other healthcare team member. Health in Motion also enables the user to record the circumstances around any falls as they occur so that at a doctor’s visit, the patient has all of the relevant information at the press of a button. Read more about Health in Motion here.

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