Taking a Quick Breath with Digital Technology
Join us in discussing the benefits and pharmacist role in the use of digital technologies for the management of pulmonary conditions. This technology has the potential to also alert users via the device itself or via a smartphone regarding scheduled doses, decreasing exacerbations and improving long term outcomes. There is a tremendous opportunity to improve approaches to medication optimization by applying sensor-enabled medications for remote patient monitoring (RPM)/remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM) and supporting patients in self-management of their health. With digital technology for inhalers, the management of COPD and asthma can be optimized with information such as the PRN use of inhalers, quantification of actuations, inhaler technique, and measurements of adherence. Armed with real-time data, practitioners are better equipped to develop a patient-centered regimen to increase quality of life and prevent disease progression.