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
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
How Propeller works
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.
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.
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.
What healthcare organizations are saying
Are you someone with asthma or COPD? Contact [email protected].