We help healthcare organizations reduce costs associated with asthma and COPD.

  • Asthma and COPD are among the most complex conditions to manage, resulting in costs of over $100 billion annually in the U.S.1,2
  • Many patients struggle to adhere to prescribed medication regimens.
  • Clinicians frequently lack tools to identify patients that need more attention.

1. Earl S. Ford MD, MPH, et al. (2015) Chest, 147: 31–45
2. Tursynbek Nurmagambetov, et al. (2018) Annals of the American Thoracic Society 15(3): 348–356

Learn how your organization could benefit by partnering with Propeller.

Contact us

Are you someone with asthma or COPD? Contact [email protected].

Propeller is clinically proven to improve patient outcomes

improvement in medication adherence1
reduction in rescue inhaler usage2
increase in symptom-free days3
reduction in asthma-related ED visits4

1. Van Sickle D, Humblet O, Barrett M, Henderson K, and Hogg C. 2016. Randomized, controlled study of the impact of a mobile health tool on asthma SABA use, control and adherence. European Respiratory Journal:48: PA1018.

2. Merchant, R. K., Inamdar, R., & Quade, R. C. (2016). Effectiveness of population health management using the propeller health asthma platform: a randomized clinical trial. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, 4(3), 455-463.

3. Barrett, M., Combs, V., Su, J. G., Henderson, K., Tuffli, M., & AIR Louisville Collaborative. (2018). AIR Louisville: Addressing Asthma With Technology, Crowdsourcing, Cross-Sector Collaboration, And Policy. Health Affairs, 37(4), 525-534.

4. Merchant, R., Tuffli, M., Barrett, M., Hogg, C., Van Sickle, D., & Stempel, D. (2017). Impact of A Digital Health Intervention On Asthma Healthcare Utilization.

Cleveland Clinic study

The Cleveland Clinic initiated a COPD program for patients with a history of high healthcare utilization. The Propeller platform and sensors were a fundamental component of the program. Only patients who completed at least six months of electronic inhaler monitoring were included in the analysis, and showed a:

  • significant reduction in ED utilization

  • 53% reduction in rescue inhaler use

  • 35% improvement in the number of symptom-free days

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How Propeller works

Patient tools

  • Propeller sensors currently work with over 90% of inhalers on the market. Sensors track patients’ medication usage and send that data to an app on their smartphone over Bluetooth. If a patient forgets to use an inhaler, the sensor chimes as a helpful reminder.

  • The Propeller app shows patients their medication usage trends. It can also help them control their asthma or COPD by identifying triggers, symptoms, trends and other personalized insights.

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Care management tools

  • Clinicians are alerted when a patient transitions to a poorly controlled status, enabling proactive outreach and care.

  • Clinicians receive reports that include patients’ medication adherence, trigger and symptom trends, and ACT/CAT scores, allowing them to prescribe or modify care.

  • Propeller can be integrated into existing EMR systems to make data sharing simple and seamless.

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Data & analytics

  • Propeller is powered by robust analytics and data science.

  • Algorithms identify patients with increased rescue inhaler use which may be indicative of an existing or impending exacerbation. Propeller then alerts both the patient and their clinician.

  • Health system partners can use Propeller APIs to access any level of patient data necessary.

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What healthcare organizations are saying

 

Interested in working with us?

 

Are you someone with asthma or COPD? Contact [email protected].