21 Oct The COPD Foundation Announces the Launch of Our New Patient-Focused Mobile App
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The COPD Foundation is pleased to announce that we have launched a new version of our popular Pocket Consultant Guide (PCG) mobile app that features a track for patients and caregivers designed to improve disease management and communication with a patient’s healthcare team. Harnessing the power of technology enables us to enhance the level of care people with COPD receive.
“The COPD Foundation is committed to leveraging technology to develop solutions that contribute to improving the lives of anyone affected by COPD. The COPD Pocket Consultant Guide mobile app is one example of this commitment. We’re very excited about the new version of the app because in addition to improvements made to the features already provided for healthcare professionals, this is the first version that introduces features and tools specifically designed for the patient and caregiver.” –Vincent Malanga, Chief Information Officer, COPD Foundation
The newest version of the app, now available on the App Store and Google Play, has several exciting new features, including:
An interactive My COPD Action Plan and tracking calendar
Inhaler and exercise videos
Wallet card to track important information, including medications and immunizations
“For My Next Visit” prompts and reminders
Information about the COPD Patient-Powered Research Network and COPD360social
Direct access to the 25 latest articles posted in the COPD Foundation’s patient blog, the COPD Digest
Recognizing the importance of shared decision making, the COPD Foundation is committed to developing tools that improve communication between patients and their healthcare providers. On this new version, users can toggle between the patient and provider tracks, allowing them to access the features and tools on both tracks. We are excited to bring this new version of the app to the community.
“We believe the launch of the newest version represents another important step to improving care. Together we can make a difference!” –Dr. Byron Thomashow, Chief Medical Officer, COPD Foundation
About the COPD Foundation
The COPD Foundation’s mission is to prevent and cure chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and improve the lives of all people affected by COPD. The Foundation’s activities focus on achieving these results through research, education and advocacy programs. To learn more about the COPD Foundation, please visit www.copdfoundation.org.
The COPD Foundation
Bret Denning, Care Delivery & Communications Program Specialist
[email protected] ext. 201