myCOPD: online care for COPD patients
Posted on 25th April, 2016
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myCOPD provides a complete online self-management, education, expert advice and pulmonary rehabilitation solution for patients with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
The world's first evidence-based online platform to facilitate the delivery of care to COPD patients, it was developed under a £1millon NHS contract, and selected by Sir Bruce Keogh for the NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme.
Studies reveal that 90% of patients with COPD are unable to take their medication correctly and their quality of life can suffer. Pulmonary rehabilitation is one of the cornerstones of COPD management but can be expensive to deliver with many patients unable to attend due to work, time, travel constraints.
myCOPD is able to deliver the expertise normally provided by the consultant, nurse, physiotherapist, pharmacist and even psychologist at a time and place to suit the patient.
Approved by the NHS and developed by experts alongside COPD patients, myCOPD delivers a simple, functional user interface that can be accessed on any device which connects to the Internet - from smartphones and tablets to desktop computers - and delivers advanced patient self-management, education, pulmonary rehabilitation and disease management.
Article from The Guardian November 2016