Dignity Health and Propeller Health Integrate Asthma and COPD Digital Inhaler Data into EHR

Integrating data from the Propeller platform into Dignity Health’s EHR improves clinical and operational efficiency and provides physicians with real-time information to improve patient treatment decisions

SAN FRANCISCO, October 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Dignity Health, part of the 21-state health system CommonSpirit Health, and Propeller Health, a leader in digital health and therapy for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have announced today that it has integrated Propeller’s platform into Dignity Health’s electronic health record (EHR) system.

Dr Rajan Merchant, Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology Specialist at Woodland Clinic Medical Group / Dignity Health Medical Foundation, with a patient.

This integration was fully implemented in seven communities served by Dignity Health physicians and clinics in Arizona and California. With the integration of the EHR, Dignity Health and Propeller could potentially adapt the tool to hundreds of physicians who care for thousands of patients with an eligible diagnosis. Now, the Propeller solution can be ordered and managed through the EHR like any other drug or treatment. Enrollment is simplified for providers and staff because they don’t have to leave their clinical workflow – it now takes two minutes to enroll a patient, which is a 75-80% reduction in time.

“Digitally connected health devices and platforms are helping to improve the care of patients with chronic conditions, such as asthma and COPD, by giving providers better insight into the day-to-day management of the disease,” said the Dr. Francisco rhein, Vice President of Innovation and Digital Transformation of Healthcare, CommonSpirit Health. “We created a seamless experience by integrating these programs into the patient’s EHR, reducing barriers to adoption and reducing administrative burdens, such as logging into a separate website. “

Propeller’s FDA-approved platform helps patients and their clinicians manage chronic respiratory disease to improve health outcomes. In one of CommonSpirit’s Dignity Health medical groups, asthma patients enrolled in the program who used Propeller’s inhaler sensors saw asthma-related emergency room visits decrease by 54% and combined emergency and emergency room events. Asthma-related hospitalizations decreased by 57% in the 365 days post-enrollment compared to the one-year period prior to enrollment.1

“Propeller may enable a broader view of our patients’ respiratory medication management,” said Dr. Christine Braid, Medical Director of Virtual Care and Innovations, CommonSpirit Health. “We can monitor the abuse of albuterol drugs and the initiation of maintenance inhalers and intervene when difficult life situations change.”

CommonSpirit’s Dignity Health medical groups have been using Propeller Health’s solution for many years. It is available to physicians from the Dignity Health Medical Foundation in California, Arizona and Nevada. The integration of the Propeller platform with Dignity Health’s EHR elevates the partnership by streamlining workflows and making real-time data, alerts and messages available to clinicians so they can take action. informed decisions about treatment. With this integration, clinicians can now identify and enroll patients who could benefit from access to Propeller self-management tools, and remotely monitor their patients through data visualizations and notifications integrated into their EHR workflows. , making it easier for them to identify patients who need intervention.

“One of the main benefits of integrating the EHR is the ability to understand patient refill requests,” said Dr. Merchant Rajan, Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology Specialist at Woodland Clinic Medical Group / Dignity Health Medical Foundation. “We are acutely facing unhealthy to dangerous air quality due to forest fires in the region and demands for inhaler refills have increased across the board. We can link these requests to data from Propeller to manage symptoms, establish severity and reduce the risk of exacerbations Additionally, remote monitoring combined with telehealth tools has helped reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for our vulnerable patients with chronic respiratory problems. “

“This collaboration with CommonSpirit to integrate the Propeller platform into their EHR demonstrates our continued commitment to improving the entire patient and physician care journey in the treatment of chronic respiratory disease,” said Susa Monacelli, CEO of Propeller Health.

About Dignity Health
Dignity Health is a multi-state, not-for-profit network of 10,000 physicians, over 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals and over 400 health centers including community hospitals, emergency care centers, surgery and imaging, home care and primary care clinics. in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Dignity Health is dedicated to providing patient-centered, compassionate, high-quality and affordable care, with special attention to the poor and underserved. Dignity Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a non-profit healthcare system committed to advancing health for all and dedicated to serving the common good. For more information, please visit our website at www.DignityHealth.org.

About Propeller Health
At Propeller Health, our mission is to empower everyone living with chronic respiratory disease to take control of their health so they can live a better life. As a leader in digital health and therapies for asthma and COPD, we work to improve clinical outcomes, healthcare costs and quality of life by helping patients manage their disease with their provider. health care.

Propeller’s platform includes FDA-approved medical devices, consumer applications, and access to clinical data to track providers throughout the care journey, to create value for all stakeholders. We enable a personalized digital experience with a human touch used by patients, caregivers, providers, payers, pharmaceutical companies and other healthcare organizations across the United States, Europe and Asia.

Propeller Health is a wholly owned subsidiary of ResMed. For more information, visit www.propellerhealth.com.

Véronique Chasse
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