ORLANDO, Fla. – Nemours Children’s Health System has launched a mobile app to help clinicians and families of children with asthma monitor their health remotely, adhere to care plans and communicate more effectively between visits. The Nemours App for Asthma, currently being piloted, is part of the health system’s digital health strategy. “This app is a model for Nemours, demonstrating how digital health allows us to meet families wherever they are and fulfill our commitment to the medical home model,” said Gina Altieri, senior vice president and chief of strategy integration at Nemours Children’s Health System, in a statement. “Our goal is to better engage with families, understand what is happening between visits, help families manage chronic conditions and improve outcomes of care.” The asthma app supports the use of physician ordered home-monitoring tools, such as a breath-flow monitor and a digitally connected stethoscope, provides video instructions for inhaler use, allows families to keep a real-time digital journal of symptoms and enables better communication for telehealth visits with asthma specialists. The app is the first of several disease-specific tools designed to help patients and families better manage their chronic conditions by integrating the patient and clinician experience into one platform. The app will be released in early 2018.
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