MADISON, Wis. and LAS VEGAS, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Asthmapolis (az-MAP-ō-lis), the FDA-cleared mobile health solution for asthma and COPD, will showcase its award-winning platform at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute, June 12-13 at the Wynn Las Vegas in booth #743. Asthmapolis is designed to help improve the care of people with asthma, advance understanding of symptoms and triggers and help them achieve control of the disease.
"Our goal is to improve quality of life while reducing the cost of care for individuals who suffer from these chronic diseases. We're thrilled to be part of this leading event targeted at health insurers, ACOs and other industry leaders with whom we're gaining great traction," said Diane Kaye, chief revenue officer of Asthmapolis. "We look forward to sharing with attendees our early results on medication adherence and member engagement through these groundbreaking asthma and COPD programs."
Asthmapolis uses a novel combination of smartphone applications and snap-on sensors that track when and how often patients use their inhaled medications. The platform, available in both English and Spanish, is designed to help individuals with their daily preventive medications, reveal insights about their use of rescue medications and provide personalized feedback to improve their ability to successfully manage the disease.
Users receive ongoing educational outreach through email, text, mobile apps and phone support from a certified asthma educator. People who opt in may also share information about their medication use with their health care provider, giving them the ability to monitor whether their treatment is truly controlling symptoms.
The company launched a number of important partnerships in the last year, including programs with payers like Amerigroup Florida/WellPoint, providers like Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in New York and Dignity Health in California, and retail pharmacy and public sector initiatives through the City of Louisville.
Founded in 2010, Asthmapolis aims to improve the management of chronic respiratory disease for people and healthcare professionals. Backed by The Social+Capital Partnership, California HealthCare Foundation and other investors, Asthmapolis is now working with organizations like Dignity Health, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Amerigroup Florida and the City of Louisville. Company recognition includes TEDMED Innovation Showcase, White House Champion of Change and Bluetooth Breakthrough Product awards. The system has been featured in The Economist, Washington Post, Fast Company, Wired and Scientific American.